Hunter Biden Defies Congressional Subpoena

( – Presidential son Hunter Biden took a page seemingly out of former president Donald Trump’s playbook, defying a subpoena issued by Congress and instead addressing the press outside the Capitol building.

Speaking to reporters on the day he was set to appear before the congressional committees that summoned him to testify, Hunter said that he was ready to stand before any congressional panel – but only if the hearing was made public.

“Republicans do not want an open process,” the presidential son said. He added that Americans deserve to “see their (Republicans’) tactics, expose their baseless inquiry.”

Ironically, his father, President Joe Biden, previously said that defying a congressional subpoena should be considered a criminal offense. He made the comment when Congress was investigating the January 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol.

“I hope that the committee goes after them and holds them accountable criminally,” Biden told reporters at the time.

Hunter Biden’s lighting press conference is uncharacteristic for the presidential son, as he has typically shied away from giving any sort of statement to reporters. This time, however, he was combative, and insisted that he would only face the Congressional committee if they were to make the proceedings public.

“I’m here to testify at a public hearing today,” Hunter said, adding that any other inquiry would be “illegitimate”. He also addressed the allegations against his father, saying that the President had nothing to with his business transactions in any way, shape or form.

“My father was not financially involved in my business,” Hunter said.

Naturally, the Republicans heading the inquiry, Kentucky Representative and Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and Ohio Representative and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, said that they would be moving forward with holding the younger Biden in contempt.

“He just got into more trouble,” Representative Comer said of Hunter’s decision.

Hunter Biden and his business dealings are central figure in House Republicans’ efforts to impeach the president. A vote to formalize the inquiry is set to happen in a few days, with the motion likely to be approved, given the GOP’s majority in Congress.

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