Compliance: Hunter Biden Willing to Testify if New Subpoena is Issued, Says Attorney

Washington, DC – Hunter Biden’s attorney announced in a letter on Friday that the son of the president would comply with a congressional subpoena if House Republicans issue a “new” and “proper” one. The letter, obtained by NBC News, was addressed to House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

According to the letter, Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, argued that the subpoenas issued to his client have been “legally invalid” because they were issued before the House voted to authorize the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden in mid-December. Lowell stated that if a new proper subpoena is issued, Hunter Biden will comply for a hearing or deposition.

In response to Lowell’s letter, Comer and Jordan chastised Hunter Biden for previously refusing to sit for a closed-door deposition but also expressed a willingness to find a new date to speak with him privately. They emphasized that the House would move forward with holding Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress until he confirms a date to appear for a private deposition in accordance with his legal obligation.

Additionally, on Friday, Comer, Jordan, and Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., the chair of the Ways and Means Committee, requested the head of the National Archives, Colleen Shogan, to testify publicly about the Archives’ failure to turn over requested documents dating back to Joe Biden’s time as vice president. The trio accused the Archives of selectively producing only certain documents and demanded a complete and comprehensive disclosure.

The House is preparing to vote next week on holding Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for his noncompliance with the subpoenas already issued. Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., expressed his support for the vote, stating that Hunter Biden must be held accountable and cannot evade the law.

While Hunter Biden’s attorney stated his willingness to comply with a new subpoena, the House Republicans remain critical of his previous refusals and are determined to proceed with the contempt charges. Democrats, however, argue that Hunter Biden has now offered what Republicans have been demanding and urge them to abandon the contempt proceedings.

The investigation into Hunter Biden has been a source of contention between Republicans and Democrats, with Republicans pushing for a closed-door deposition and Democrats insisting on a public testimony. The standoff between Hunter Biden and House Republicans has prolonged the investigation, causing further division between the two parties.

In conclusion, Hunter Biden has expressed his willingness to comply with a “new” and “proper” congressional subpoena, but House Republicans remain unsatisfied with his previous noncompliance. The stage is set for a potential vote to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress, further intensifying the political rift surrounding the investigation.