An attorney for President Joe Biden’s son declined to provide the documents that the House Oversight Committee had demanded from Hunter Biden a day earlier.
Hunter Biden, his uncle James Biden, and his friend Eric Schwerin received letters on Wednesday from the panel’s chairman, Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, threatening subpoenas if they didn’t give proof of their work abroad.
It’s a part of a multifaceted investigation into the administration by House Republicans, which most recently included an oversight hearing on the Hunter Biden laptop tale and the subpoenaing of many Biden employees by Chair Jim Jordan of the Judiciary Committee.
According to Comer’s statement on Thursday, the three “are critical witnesses in our investigation of Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s international and domestic business enterprises.” The Biden family business model is based on Joe Biden’s political career and contacts, according to evidence gathered throughout our study.
He continued, saying that Biden’s family did business with the Chinese Communist Party “to profit themselves at the expense of American interests,” adding, “The American people demand openness and responsibility.”
Abbe David Lowell, an attorney for Hunter Biden, responded to Comer’s allegations on Thursday, claiming that the requested contact data would serve “no legislative purpose.”
The committee becomes “Wonderland” and you become the Queen of Hearts yelling, “Sentence first, verdict afterwards” when you push your own unfounded and incorrect findings under the pretense of a legitimate study, Lowell wrote.
The committee’s claim that the probe will help with “drafting legislation to enhance ethics regulations surrounding public officials and their families” is a “thinly disguised, at best, attempt to fabricate a legislative purpose,” he added.
In a statement to The Hill, an Oversight Committee representative disregarded Lowell’s letter and said that Hunter Biden’s legal team was “seeking to stonewall Congress’ oversight” and preserve Joe Biden’s reputation.
The spokesperson claimed that “political coverups are not what the American people want; they want transparency and supervision.” The Oversight Committee will continue to exercise oversight and will utilize all of the resources at its disposal to obtain data that is essential to our investigation and to help guide legislative responses.
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