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Hunter Biden Visits House Panel That May Hold Him In Contempt

Hunter Biden made a surprise appearance at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday on whether he may be held in contempt of Congress, Axios reports. The committee was trying to hold the president's son in contempt for refusing to testify at a closed-door deposition last month as part of their impeachment proceedings against President Biden. Hunter Biden has repeatedly said he'd testify in public.

House Republicans have voted to authorize an impeachment inquiry to determine whether the Biden family's domestic and international business dealings compromise U.S. national security. Two House committees voted Wednesday along party lines to advance a resolution to hold Hunter Biden in contempt.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said that witness depositions require a stenographer to be present and that members be given three days' notice. "So, just to clarify, we can't have someone just walk in," Greene said. Biden attorney Abbe Lowell said Republicans are pursuing "an unprecedented resolution to hold someone in contempt who has offered to publicly answer all their proper questions. What are they afraid of?" Hunter Biden has separately been charged with three counts related to his alleged illegal possession of a firearm, evasion of assessment, failure to file and pay taxes and false or fraudulent tax returns.


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