Hunter Biden flanked by his lawyers Kevin Morris (L) and Abbe Lowell (R)
Hunter Biden agreed to testify to Congress after the House Judiciary Committee approved a resolution to hold him in contempt of Congress.
Congressional Republicans previously subpoenaed Hunter Biden for a closed-door deposition related to his influence-peddling and family corruption.
Hunter Biden last month said he would only testify “at a public hearing.”
Earlier this week Hunter made a shock appearance on Capitol Hill as lawmakers convened a hearing in advance of the vote to hold the first son in contempt. Later that day Republicans voted to approve a contempt resolution.
The Committee voted along party line 23-14 to approve the resolution after Hunter Biden defied a subpoena and refused to testify in a closed-door deposition.
The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on the resolution to hold Hunter in contempt early next week.
#NEWS: The House Judiciary Committee approved the resolution to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) January 10, 2024
Hunter’s lawyer blasted James Comer and Jim Jordan on Friday.
“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,” Lowell wrote in a letter to the Republican lawmakers on Friday.
“We will accept such a subpoena on Mr. Biden’s behalf.”
Hunter’s attorney Abbe Lowell warned Chairmen James Comer and Jim Jordan that their subpoenas were “legally invalid and cannot form a legal basis to proceed with your misdirected and impermissible contempt resolution.”
Excerpt from CNBC:
An attorney for Hunter Biden said Friday that the president’s son will comply with congressional subpoenas for a deposition with Republican investigators if they issue a new one — a reversal of his prior demand that testimony be given at a public hearing.
Lowell’s offer came at the end of an eight-page letter criticizing House Oversight Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, for passing the contempt resolutions despite Biden’s insistence that he was willing to testify in public.
“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.
The attorney told Comer and Jordan that he was writing the letter to “make you aware … that your subpoenas were and are legally invalid and cannot form a legal basis to proceed with your misdirected and impermissible contempt resolution.”