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House Republicans Call on White House to Provide Hunter Biden Communication-1

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White House In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, the Republican-led House Oversight and Judiciary Committees requested communications between the Biden administration and Hunter Biden’s legal team. This move is part of an ongoing effort to investigate whether President Joe Biden was involved in his son’s refusal of a congressional subpoena, as Republicans continue their impeachment inquiry.

Key Points

  • The committees are investigating whether grounds exist for a formal impeachment against Biden.
  • Hunter Biden declined to appear for a deposition earlier this month, prompting the committees to seek White House communications.
  • Republicans cite a press conference by Hunter Biden on Dec. 13 and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s response, suggesting presidential knowledge.

Additional Details: White House

  • The committees also seek documents related to the president’s statement on his family’s business associates.
  • Hunter Biden insisted on a public hearing, criticizing “MAGA Republicans” and denying financial involvement by his father in his business.
  • The House formalized an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden on Dec. 13, but a formal vote and sufficient support remain uncertain.

Background

  • Hunter Biden has been a focal point in Republican investigations following a 2020 New York Post report on a laptop containing emails suggesting his father’s ties to Ukrainian business partners.
  • Despite multiple investigations, conclusive evidence linking the president to his son’s associates has not been found.
  • The White House consistently denies these claims, and Hunter Biden faces separate legal challenges, including tax evasion charges in California.

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