Hunter Biden Agrees to Testify Before House Oversight Committee

By Jerry McConway, updated on November 28, 2023

The House Oversight Committee has been investigating Hunter Biden's business ties to Joe Biden since the GOP took over the House.

In a very interesting turn of events, Hunter Biden has agreed to testify before the committee, but only if it is a public hearing.

Talking Points…

  • Hunter Biden appearing before the committee
  • Why a public hearing?
  • Analysis

Hunter Biden Agrees to Testify before House Oversight Committee

Things have taken a true turn in the House Oversight Committee investigation.

The committee subpoenaed Hunter Biden to appear before a closed-door session on December 13.

Hunter's attorneys have informed the committee that he would be more than happy to show up, with one small change to the agenda.

Hunter wants the doors open to the public, which would mean a live TV hearing.

Why a Public Hearing?

Hunter's primary attorney, Abbe Lowell, shed some light on why Hunter is demanding a public hearing. He stated:

"We have seen you use closed door sessions to manipulate, even distort the facts and misinform the public. We therefore propose opening the door.

"If, as you claim, your efforts are important and involve issues that Americans should know about, then let light shine on the proceedings."

House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) seemed to balk at the idea. He responded:

"Hunter Biden is trying to play by his own rules instead of following the rules required of everyone else. That won't stand with House Republicans.

"Our lawfully issued subpoena to Hunter Biden requires him to appear for a deposition on December 13. We expect full cooperation with our subpoena for a deposition but also agree that Hunter Biden should have opportunity to testify in a public setting at a future date."

No date has been set for a public hearing, but the December 13 hearing is still on the books.

Analysis

This is a brilliant move by Hunter Biden's attorney in that it makes the GOP look like they have something to hide by not allowing the hearing to be public.

Now, I know why they would prefer the first hearing to be behind closed doors, and this is simply to protect themselves against evidence of which they may not be aware, but I have to say, I would probably roll the dice.

Hunter does not exactly shine in a public forum, often coming off as whiney and privileged, which would not play well with the American people.

By refusing to allow the hearing to be public, the GOP could lose whatever momentum it has on this front right now.

I, for one, would love to see this hearing aired live to see the fireworks blow as well as see how Democrats on the committee would try to protect Hunter and Joe Biden.

You guys know me… if you have nothing to hide, let the public see it all.

Now, the question will be if Hunter will still honor the subpoena and hope for a public hearing at a later date or if he will defy the subpoena and risk being charged.

Remember, Garland set the bar here when he charged Trump associates for not adhering to a congressional subpoena, so his hand would be forced in this situation.

Two weeks… that is when this hot mess hits the fan for all to see.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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