House committees have demanded Hunter Biden’s testimony, stating it will initially occur in a deposition setting, with a public hearing to follow.
Biden’s legal team had requested a public hearing only, but the committees rejected this, emphasizing the consistent practice of closed depositions.
They also addressed concerns about transparency by planning to videotape the deposition and release the transcript. (Trending: Bombshell Email Uncovered Between Joe Biden And Hunter)
Rep. Tim Burchett:
"Hunter Biden doesn't get to dictate the terms of a subpoena. If he thinks he does, he'll be held in contempt of Congress." pic.twitter.com/JPfEvixZkT
— AnalyzingAmerica (@AnalyzAmerica) December 5, 2023
“We appreciate your confirmation that Mr. Biden is available and willing to testify on December 13,” House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) wrote.
“This testimony will occur initially in a deposition setting, as has been the consistent practice of Committees of the House of Representatives in recent Congresses—during both Republican and Democrat majorities—as well as these Committees during this inquiry.”
“We also appreciate your confirmation that Mr. Biden is willing to testify at a public hearing. We look forward to his testimony in a hearing at the appropriate time.”
🚨No Special Treatment for Hunter Biden🚨
Hunter Biden must comply with our subpoena and appear for a deposition. He will not receive special treatment or dictate how Congress conducts investigations.
After Hunter Biden sits down for a deposition, we will hold a public hearing… pic.twitter.com/hspQyH7qLZ
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) December 1, 2023
“We have seen you use closed-door sessions to manipulate, even distort the facts and misinform the public. We therefore propose opening the door,” Hunter’s attorney Abbe Lowell stated.
“If, as you claim, your efforts are important and involve issues that Americans should know about, then let the light shine on these proceedings.”
“Hunter Biden must comply with our subpoena and appear for a deposition. He will not receive special treatment or dictate how Congress conducts investigations,” the Oversight Committee wrote.
“After Hunter Biden sits down for a deposition, we will hold a public hearing at a later date.”
“Democrats should have no concerns with this process as this is how they conducted their impeachment inquiry of former President Trump and the January 6th Committee.”
“Nonetheless, if it helps to alleviate your stated concerns, you should be aware that, consistent with House and Committee rules and practice, we intend to videotape the deposition and release the deposition transcript soon after its completion.”
“I’m an open door kind of guy. I believe in transparency and everything and in government. I don’t care if he wants to sit in the bathtub and do it; I don’t care,” Congressman Tim Burchett said.
“Just get his dag-gum butt before the committee and let’s ask him some tough questions.”
Republican lawmakers have emphasized the need for Biden to comply with the subpoena and have criticized his attempt to dictate the terms of his testimony.
Additionally, a financial crimes investigator has raised concerns about Hunter Biden’s payments from China in 2018.