House Republicans investigate whether Joe Biden helped son dodge subpoena

 December 29, 2023

Hunter Biden made headlines earlier this month when he refused to comply with subpoenas issued by the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee.

According to Breitbart, Republicans now want to know whether President Joe Biden helped his son avoid testifying. 

President knew son would dodge subpoena

The website noted that House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer and Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan sent a letter on Wednesday to White House Counsel Edward Siskel.

"In light of an official statement from the White House that President Biden was aware in advance that his son, Hunter Biden, would knowingly defy two congressional subpoenas, we are compelled to examine as part of our impeachment inquiry whether the President engaged in a conspiracy to obstruct a proceeding of Congress," the pair wrote.

They noted how federal law makes it illegal to "corruptly . . . endeavor[] to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any investigation or inquiry is being had by . . . any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress[.]"

White House counsel given January 10 deadline

"Likewise, any person who 'aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures' the commission of a crime is punishable as a principal of the crime," Comer and Jordan added.

The two lawmakers went on to demand any "documents and communications sent or received by employees of the Executive Office of the President regarding the deposition of Hunter Biden, including but not limited to communications with Hunter Biden, Winston & Strawn LLP, and Kevin Morris."

They also sought "[a]ll documents and communications sent or received by employees of the Executive Office of the President regarding President Biden’s statement about his family’s business associates on December 6, 2023."

As Comer and Jordan drew to a close, the Republicans gave Siskel a deadline of January 10 to comply with their demands.

Law professor says Eric Swalwell may have committed crime

Meanwhile, Fox News noted how California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell was present at the Capitol Hill press conference which Hunter Biden held rather than attend his sworn deposition.

The event was scheduled by Swalwell's office, something George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley said could open the congressman up to legal liability.

Turley told Fox News that "the key here is really that we need to know to what extent did he not only facilitate, but encourage what could be a federal crime."

"And in my view, it was federal criminal contempt what Hunter did on that day," the legal scholar went on to declare.

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