Hunter Biden’s Deposition: A Long-Awaited Agreement with House Republicans
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter has finally agreed to give a private deposition before House Republicans, following months of opposition to a public hearing.
The House Oversight Committee officially announced on Thursday that an agreement had been reached between Hunter Biden and House Republicans, setting the date for the private deposition on February 28.
The decision follows a series of interviews with Biden family members and associates, paving the way for Hunter Biden’s testimony in the ongoing investigations into his overseas business dealings.
The statement from Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), Chair of the Oversight Committee, and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Chair of the Judiciary panel, expressed their anticipation for Hunter Biden’s testimony.
The agreement comes after Republicans had initially planned to send a contempt resolution against him to the House floor this week but called off that move on Tuesday, allowing additional time for negotiations between the parties.
Months of contentious exchanges between Hunter Biden and House Republicans led to this breakthrough, with the Republicans seeking to establish connections between Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings and his father.
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The younger Biden was first subpoenaed in November, with the demand for a private appearance by mid-December.
However, Biden and his attorneys resisted a private interview, citing concerns of selective leaks and manipulation by Republicans. They insisted that Hunter Biden would only testify in a public setting.
The standoff intensified when Republicans denied these terms, leading to Hunter Biden’s two separate appearances at the US Capitol, where he again refused to testify privately.
Instead, he delivered statements to the media defending his business affairs and criticizing the investigations into him and his family.
The impeachment inquiry into President Biden, initiated in September, has focused extensively on Hunter Biden’s international business affairs.
However, it has yet to uncover direct evidence implicating President Biden in any wrongdoing related to his son’s work. The upcoming private deposition may shed light on the ongoing investigations and their implications for the Biden family.