Hunter Biden Testifies At A Closed-Door Hearing On Capitol Hill

( — Hunter Biden was interviewed in a closed-door hearing before the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees on Wednesday, where he again insisted that President Biden was not involved in his foreign business dealings, CBS News reported.

The Republican-led committees had long sought the younger Biden’s testimony in their yearlong investigation into the Biden family’s alleged influence-peddling operations.

The Chairmen of the Oversight and Judiciary Committees, James Comer and Jim Jordan, had initially subpoenaed Hunter to testify in December, however, the President’s son defied the subpoenas and held a press conference on the steps of the Capitol, where he demanded that he be questioned in a public hearing.

On January 10, the two committees voted to recommend that the House hold Hunter in contempt of Congress for defying the subpoenas, but the vote was delayed after negotiations were renewed between the committees and Hunter’s attorney, Abbe Lowell.

In his prepared statement at the start of Wednesday’s hearing, Hunter insisted that he did not involve his father in his business ventures and vowed that his testimony would end “this baseless and destructive political charade.”

The younger Biden accused the Republican-led committees of targeting him in their “partisan political pursuit of my dad” by trafficking in “innuendo, distortion, and sensationalism.”

Hunter claimed that the investigations into his family’s business deals were based on “MAGA-motivated conspiracies” and said that the Republicans failed to find evidence to support the claims about his father “because there isn’t any.”

After the nearly seven-hour hearing, Hunter’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, said the Republican-led impeachment inquiry was “based on dishonest, uncredible allegations and witnesses.” He said his client had answered questions “truthfully and completely” and made it clear that Joe Biden was not involved in his business dealings.

Oversight Committee Chairman Comer said he would move to the “next phase” of the inquiry, which would include Hunter testifying again in a public hearing.

However, Judiciary Committee Democrat Eric Swalwell told reporters that the impeachment inquiry was over, and no matter what Comer might say, the Republicans wouldn’t allow Hunter to publicly testify because “it’s embarrassing.”

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