(UnitedHeadlines.com) – House Judiciary Committee Chairman and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and House Oversight Committee Chairman and Kentucky Rep. James Comer are seeking documents they hope will show whether President Joe Biden knew his son, Hunter Biden, planned to defy a congressional subpoena.
A Dec. 27 letter to White House counsel and assistant to the president Edward Siskel requested documents and communications from employees of the Executive Office of the President regarding the deposition of Hunter Biden. Comer and Jordan allege that the President may have “engaged in a conspiracy to obstruct a proceeding of Congress” if he had been aware Hunter Biden would defy the subpoena and his scheduled deposition.
Hunter Biden was scheduled for a closed-door deposition Dec. 13 as part of the House Republicans’ impeachment investigation regarding the President’s knowledge of his family’s foreign business dealings. Hunter Biden stated he would only speak to the committee in a public hearing, refusing to sit for the closed-door deposition. Instead of appearing at the deposition, Hunter Biden made a statement outside the Capitol claiming that his father was not financially involved with his business dealings.
The letter said that the lawmakers must examine if the “President corruptly sought” to obstruct or influence the committees’ investigation by having his son not comply “with the Committees’ subpoenas.”
In the letter to presidential assistant Siskel, the two lawmakers said that a statement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre justifies their suspicion of obstruction, which “could constitute an impeachable offense.” They said that the statement she made that “The president was certainly familiar with what his son was going to say” indicates the president knew in advance that Hunter Biden was planning to defy the two congressional subpoenas.
The letter from Comer and Jordan also referred to a Dec. 6 statement from the president where he called the claims he was involved with his family’s foreign business dealings “a bunch of lies.”
All documents and communications sought by Comer and Jorden need to be turned over by Jan. 10.
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