Hunter Biden has agreed to testify in a closed-door deposition if the House Oversight and Judiciary committees issue new subpoenas, a reversal of previous demand to only testify in public, according to The Hill.
“You have not explained why you are not interested in transparency and having the American people witness the full and complete testimony of Mr. Biden at a public hearing. If you issue a new proper subpoena, now that there is a duly authorized impeachment inquiry, Mr. Biden will comply for a hearing or deposition. We will accept such a subpoena on Mr. Biden’s behalf,” Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell wrote in a letter to committee chairs.
The move comes two days after the committees passed resolution recommending that Hunter be held in contempt for defying a previous subpoena for a closed-door testimony related to the House impeachment inquiry of his father, President Joe Biden.
“You proceeded with a contempt process, erroneously claiming Mr. Biden was seeking ‘special treatment,’ despite Mr. Comer’s repeated and public statements about witnesses’ and Mr. Biden’s ability to testify at a deposition or hearing at their choice,” Lowell wrote in his letter.
House Republicans accused Joe Biden of benefiting from Hunter’s foreign business dealings and was influenced by them while serving as vice-president.
Both President Biden and Hunter have denied the allegations and Republicans are yet to provide any proof to support their claim.