Hunter Biden Lawyer Seeks Public Testimony

The attorney for President Joe Biden’s son Hunter said this week that his client would testify before Congress, but only in a public hearing. The statement may move the Republican-led investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings further toward a possible impeachment.

Abbe Lowell said that his client would testify before the House Oversight Committee during a public hearing on Dec. 13, but not in the requested closed-door format.

The attorney claimed that such private testimony could be used to distort the words of his client. He wrote that the younger Biden’s team proposed “opening the door.”

“If, as you claim, your efforts are important and involve issues that Americans should know about, then let the light shine on these proceedings,” Lowell wrote to the committee.

The lawyer wrote that the president’s son could be available on the Dec. 13 date set “or any date in December that we can arrange.”

Following the proposal, Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) wrote that Hunter Biden was “trying to play by his own rules instead of following the rules required of everyone else. That won’t stand with House Republicans.”

Comer added that the committee’s subpoena for testimony was not a simple request. He wrote that the committee’s subpoena “requires him to appear for a deposition” on Dec. 13.

“We expect full cooperation with our subpoena for a deposition but also agree that Hunter Biden should have the opportunity to testify in a public setting at a future date,” Comer wrote on social media.

Earlier this month the White House argued that the efforts of the Oversight and House Judiciary Committees to subpoena members of the Biden family and their associates was improper.

White House spokesperson Ian Sams wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, that all of those called to testify were “private citizens.”

“He won’t be, but Comer should be ashamed of desperately resorting to nasty personal smears like this,” Sams wrote.

The congressional committees are researching a number of topics related to the Biden family, including millions of dollars in payments to Hunter and James Biden, the president’s brother.