Hunter Biden will have a public hearing after his six-hour closed-door deposition revealed “many discrepancies” about Joe’s involvement in his son’s shady dealings, says top Republican James Comer.
Comer, R-Ky., who chairs the House Oversight Committee, is leading the investigation into whether Joe Biden used his position and “brand” to enrich his family in a complex 20-year “influence peddling” scheme. millions of dollars.
He told reporters after Hunter’s six-hour deposition “proved several pieces of our evidence” and added “next time we will have a public hearing.”
“I think hopefully a public hearing will clarify some discrepancies between some of the statements made by some of the associates and what we heard today.”
The president added that he is “very optimistic, very excited” about the statement and promised to release the transcript of the interview in the coming days without revealing further details.
Hunter left the Capitol after a grueling day of questioning with a faint smile on his face, but he did not respond to questions shouted at him about whether he will participate in an early public hearing.
Hunter left the Capitol after a grueling day of interrogations with a slight smile on his face.
He did not respond to questions shouted at him about whether he will participate in a planned public hearing.
Hunter supported his attorney Abbe Lowell in concluding the statement.
He did not engage in any media antics, unlike his previous trips to the Capitol in December and January, which drew Republican ire.
His attorney, Abbe Lowell, said today’s statement showed that Republicans “have no evidence.”
‘The Republican majority ends the day where it began. “They have not presented any evidence that would support the idea that there were financial transactions involving Hunter with her father,” she told reporters after the deposition.
“It seems to me that the Republican members wanted to spend more time talking about my client’s addiction than… anything having to do with what they call their impeachment investigation.”
Republicans, however, believe the deposition went well.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told reporters that Hunter lied in deposition about his involvement with Blue Star Strategies, a consulting firm that worked with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, where Hunter held a board seat.
“One thing that was interesting to me is that he lied when he was talking about Blue Star Strategies,” he told reporters. “He went from denying any involvement until we gave him evidence that he, in fact, was involved.”
When asked if any serious crimes or misdemeanors had been uncovered in the closed-door meeting, Greene responded: “Influence peddling…We can see that he sold his father’s name and business.”
The president’s son, a recovering drug addict, also ignored a shouted question about whether the cocaine found in the White House last summer was his.
Hunter fiercely defended his father to Republican investigators, strongly stating that “I did not involve my father in my business,” according to his initial statement obtained by DailyMail.com.
He detailed how Joe, who “saved” his life, was there during his “darkest days of addiction,” which have been politicized by the Republican Party to use in their “sham” impeachment.
“You have no evidence to support baseless, MAGA-motivated conspiracies about my father because there isn’t any,” he continued.
He also slammed Republicans, saying their “house of cards” is “built on lies” during explosive congressional testimony.
Democrats, meanwhile, called the impeachment inquiry a “disgrace” to Republicans, adding that their pursuit of the president’s son is nothing more than a “futile quest.”
Democrats, however, have repeatedly called the impeachment inquiry a sham and a waste of time.
“It’s so shameful that Republicans are continuing this futile pursuit of President Biden,” progressive Rep. Greg Casar, D-Texas, said Wednesday morning before testifying.
“I mean, they’re acting like Hunter Biden is running for president.”
Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, enters a federal building before being deposed for an impeachment inquiry against his father.
House Democrats in Hunter Biden’s congressional testimony called the ongoing impeachment inquiry a “disgrace” to Republicans, adding that their search for the president’s son is nothing more than a “futile search.” “.
Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said the Republican-led investigation is tainted because one of the central informants in the case had ties to Russian intelligence.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Raskin have strongly supported President Biden.
Some Democrats who participated in the statement similarly told reporters that the meeting was lackluster.
“If you ever wonder why 50 percent of this country doesn’t vote, you don’t have to look any further than the hour we just spent there in this statement,” Rep. Maxwell Frost, D-Fla., said after leaving . the closed-door meeting after an hour.
The first hour of the statement “was the nail in the coffin of what is a complete, false, sham impeachment investigation,” Rep. Daniel Goldman said after leaving.
Republicans are “so desperate to humiliate the president that they began asking him some personal details about a divorce that occurred almost 10 years ago.” That’s as far as it goes,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told reporters.
One of the top Democrats who opposed the investigation, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said the hearing was a “tremendous waste” of time and resources.
This has been a “comedy of errors from the beginning,” he said.
He said he “understands” why Hunted wanted to testify publicly after getting through the first three hours of the deposition.
Raskin also said there was a “paranoid suspicion” about the Republicans’ focus on the more than 20 Hunters business phone calls that Joe sat through.
Meanwhile, Republicans said the president’s son was not being forthright.
Hunter Biden was “defiant and dishonest” in his statement, Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., said after leaving the room.
Democrats also condemned Republicans’ use of information from former FBI informant Alexander Smirnov in the investigation, as he was recently accused of having ties to Russian intelligence agencies.
Smirnov ‘lied’ about an alleged Biden family ‘bribery scheme’ with Ukrainians and had ‘high-level contacts with Russian intelligence agents,’ according to prosecutors.
The falsified bribery scheme involving a $10 million payment to Joe and Hunter from a top Ukrainian oil executive was at the center of the Republican’s impeachment campaign until a few days ago.
Last week, special counsel David Weiss accused Smirnov of lying about President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden accepting bribes from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
If convicted, Smirnov faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
“Their primary source was collaboration with Russian intelligence forces,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told reporters Wednesday.
“The fact that the Republicans received that information, that the entire country received that information, and that they are still continuing their impeachment proceedings and investigations, should be a four-alarm signal to this entire country.”
The progressive compared the impeachment investigation to a “fishing expedition on the high seas.”