(TheProudRepublic.com) – Like a bulldog with a bone, House Republicans have just shown they have no intention of letting Hunter Biden off the hook as they are preparing a new round of subpoenas for the scandalous first son, thus calling his bluff after he said last week he would give closed-door testimony.
The GOP chairmen of the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees, James Comer and Jim Jordan, respectively, communicated this intention for new subpoenas in a letter to Hunter Biden’s defense lawyer, Abbe Lowell.
“The Committees welcome Mr. Biden’s newfound willingness to testify in a deposition setting under subpoena. Although the Committee’s subpoenas are lawful and remain legally enforceable, as an accommodation to Mr. Biden and at your request, we are prepared to issue subpoenas compelling Mr. Biden’s appearance at a deposition on a new date in the coming weeks,” Comer and Jorden wrote.
The letter also clarifies that the decision to issue subpoenas does not validate the claims made in a previous letter from Lowell, The Daily Caller reports.
“To be clear, the issuance of these subpoenas does not in any way suggest or imply that the Committees believe the assertions in your January 12 letter to have any merit. Our willingness to issue these subpoenas is rooted entirely in our interest in obtaining Mr. Biden’s testimony as expeditiously as possible,” the Republican congressmen stated.
This development followed a letter from Lowell to Comer and Jordan, indicating Biden’s readiness to sit for a deposition, contingent on issuing a new set of subpoenas.
This comes after the House Republicans initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden, led by Comer, Jordan, and Jason Smith, the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
In response to Lowell’s letter, Comer and Jordan reaffirmed their intention to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for not attending a previously scheduled deposition on December 13.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise announced an upcoming floor vote to hold Biden in contempt of Congress, a federal misdemeanor that can result in a fine of up to $100,000 and a maximum one-year prison sentence.
Instead of attending the December 13 deposition, Hunter Biden held a press conference where he emphatically denied any financial involvement of his father in his business dealings.
Then, last Wednesday, the first son made an unexpected appearance at a House Oversight Committee hearing about holding him in contempt of Congress but left in a hurry when confronted by GOP congresswomen.
The following day, he pleaded not guilty to nine federal tax charges in Los Angeles.