President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has expressed his willingness to testify in the House Oversight Committee’s inquiry into his actions. However, he insists on doing so publicly, as stated in a letter sent by Hunter Biden’s legal team to the committee, obtained by CNN.
Hunter Biden’s lawyers have criticized the closed-door sessions used by the House Oversight Committee, urging for transparency and public hearings to ensure accurate information is presented to the public.
CNN has reached out to the House Oversight Committee for comment on this matter.
The Republican-led committee has subpoenaed Hunter and James Biden, President Joe Biden’s son and brother, raising questions about the president’s business dealings and a potential impeachable offense, though no evidence has been presented thus far.
The House Republicans on the Oversight and Judiciary committees are focusing on conducting high-profile interviews before concluding their impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
The oversight committee has also subpoenaed an assistant US attorney working on Hunter’s criminal case, following allegations of political interference in the investigation.
Hunter’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, has condemned the investigation as a “political stunt” riddled with baseless claims about the Biden family and their business dealings. Republican allegations of corruption remain unproven.
Despite ongoing efforts, Republicans have failed to provide substantial evidence connecting Joe Biden to his son’s business ventures.
Lowell suggested redirecting the committee’s focus to investigate former President Donald Trump and his family’s business instead of continuing to target Hunter Biden.
House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer emphasized the need for Hunter Biden’s testimony to determine the extent of Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s business activities.
This story has been updated with additional information.
CNN’s Holmes Lybrand and Marshall Cohen contributed to this report.