Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has consented to a private deposition with House Republicans on February 28, bringing an end to months of defiance. This agreement was announced by the House Oversight Committee, led by Rep. James Comer, following the consideration of a contempt resolution against Hunter Biden for his non-compliance with a previous subpoena requiring a private interview.
Investigations Into Hunter Biden’s Business Activities
The deposition is a crucial component of a wider investigation into Hunter Biden’s international business dealings. The core allegation the Republicans are probing is the potential connection between these business activities and his father, President Biden. Despite the intense scrutiny and prolonged investigation, there has not been any evidence so far that implicates President Biden in any malfeasance related to his son’s business operations.
Legal Challenges Faced by Hunter Biden
Alongside the congressional inquiry, Hunter Biden is embroiled in legal battles in two states. These include firearm charges in Delaware and allegations of tax evasion. In response to these charges, he has entered a plea of not guilty across all counts.
Hunter Biden’s Legal Team Signals Compliance
The development in Hunter Biden’s disposition towards testifying arrives after his legal team, under the leadership of attorney Abbe Lowell, sent a letter indicating readiness for a private deposition. However, this was contingent on a new subpoena being issued. With this recent agreement and the updated deposition date, that condition is now set to be fulfilled.