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Hunter Biden has offered to testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee on Dec. 13, according to a letter obtained by Fox News.
The president's son agreed to comply with a subpoena issued by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., according to the letter sent to the committee Tuesday, but he is demanding that the testimony be public.
The subpoena was for a closed-door deposition rather than a public hearing, sources told Fox News.
"We have seen you use closed door sessions to manipulate, even distort the facts and misinform the public. We therefore propose opening the door," Hunter's attorney Abbe Lowell wrote. "If, as you claim, your efforts are important and involve issues that Americans should know about, then let light shine on the proceedings."
In a statement, Comer agreed that Biden should have the opportunity to testify publicly but said he is still required to appear at the closed door deposition scheduled for Dec. 13.
"Hunter Biden is trying to play by his own rules instead of following the rules required of everyone else. That won’t stand with House Republicans," Comer said in a statement to Fox News.
He added; "Our lawfully issued subpoena to Hunter Biden requires him to appear for a deposition on December 13. We expect full cooperation with our subpoena for a deposition but also agree that Hunter Biden should have opportunity to testify in a public setting at a future date."
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, added on X that he looks forward to hearing from Biden on Dec. 13 "and subsequently at a public hearing."
Comer subpoenaed the president's son, the president's brother James Biden and his business associated Rob Walker earlier this month as part of the Republican-led investigation into the Biden family's business dealings.
The committee has also sought interviews from James Biden’s wife, Sara Biden; President Biden’s daughter-in-law, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s son, Beau, who later was romantically involved with Hunter; Hallie Biden's older sister, Elizabeth Secundy; and Hunter Biden's wife, Melissa Cohen.... (Read more)