Hunter Biden declines Republicans’ request to testify in a public hearing

Hunter Biden has declined an invitation from House Republicans to participate in a public hearing next week with former business associates. His attorney dismissed the inquiry as a “carnival side show.”

In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Abbe Lowell, the attorney for the president’s son, strongly criticized the Republicans’ attempts to compel his client to testify in a public hearing, especially considering that he had already undergone a lengthy deposition lasting nearly seven hours last month.

In a letter, Lowell criticized the invitation sent on March 6, stating that it was not a genuine oversight proceeding but rather an attempt to revive the stagnant inquiry with a spectacle tailored to appease the right-wing media.

Rep. James Comer, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, recently extended an invitation to three of Biden’s former business associates. These associates are currently entangled in various legal issues.

According to Lowell, the notion of congressional “fact-finding” involves having Mr. Biden appear alongside the discredited “witnesses” that are still being promoted.

The committee has been conducting a comprehensive investigation into the Biden family for 14 months, with a primary focus on Hunter Biden’s international activities in countries like Ukraine and China. Throughout this inquiry, lawmakers have discovered instances of questionable ethics involving the president’s son and other family members. However, they have not been able to provide any evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden during his time in public office.

Hunter Biden and his lawyer declined the invitation to a private deposition, opting instead for a public hearing. They expressed concerns that GOP lawmakers might manipulate his interview if it were conducted in private. Eventually, they reached a compromise, agreeing to a private testimony followed by a public hearing.

Comer countered by stating that the committee had successfully called Hunter Biden’s bluff.

According to the Kentucky Republican, Hunter Biden had previously expressed his desire for a public hearing. However, now that a public hearing has been offered, along with his long-time business associates, Hunter Biden is refusing to attend.

According to Lowell, his client will only attend a hearing if it is a “legitimate exercise of congressional authority” that also investigates the actions of former President Donald Trump’s family members who sought to benefit from their association with him during his time in the White House.

According to Comer, the hearing scheduled for March 20 will proceed as planned, and Republicans anticipate Hunter Biden’s participation.

“The American people are eager for the truth to come to light and for the Bidens’ alleged corruption to be held accountable,” he emphasized.

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