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Hunter Biden Appears To Defy GOP Subpoena, Says He Will Testify Publicly



Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, on Wednesday appeared to defy a subpoena issued by House Republicans that called for him to testify in a closed-door deposition on Wednesday, instead reiterating his offer to testify publicly.
“Im here today to make sure that the House committees illegitimate investigations of my family do not proceed on distortions, manipulated evidence and lies,” he told reporters outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
For six years, I have been a target of the unrelenting Trump attack machine shouting, ‘Where’s Hunter?’ Well, here’s my answer. I am here, he said.
He decried the MAGA Republicans who have impugned my character invaded my privacy, attacked my wife, my children, my family, and my friends. They ridiculed my struggle with addiction. They belittled my recovery and they have tried to dehumanize me, all to embarrass and damage my father who has devoted his entire life to service.
He also said his father has no financial involvement in his business dealings.
Not as a practicing lawyer, as a board member of Burisma not in my partnership with a Chinese private businessman, not in my investments at home nor abroad and certainly not as an artist, he said.
He admitted being extremely irresponsible with his finances as he battled addiction following the death of his brother, Beau.
But to suggest that is grounds for an impeachment inquiry is beyond the absurd. It’s shameless, he said. There’s no evidence to support the allegations that my father was financially involved in my business.
The House, meanwhile, is poised to vote Wednesday on whether to formally authorize the Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Biden. The impeachment inquiry is being led by House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.), House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and House Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.), whom Hunter Biden said distorted the facts by editing his texts and the testimony of his friends and former business partners.
There is no fairness or decency in what these Republicans are doing, he said. They have lied over and over about every aspect of my personal and professional life, so much so that their lies have become false facts believed by too many people.
Republicans have spent months investigating President Biden and his son in connection to an alleged influence-peddling scheme, but have not yet produced evidence that Biden broke the law or abused his office. The president has denied the allegations
No matter how many times it is debunked, they continue to insist that my father’s support of Ukraine against Russia is the result of a nonexistent bribe, Hunter Biden said.
TMX contributed to this article.