House subpoenas Hunter Biden
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and brother James were subpoenaed by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Oversight Committee yesterday as House Republicans proceed with an impeachment inquiry into Biden family members’ foreign business deals.
Both men and former business associate Rob Walker must be deposed by next month. Lawmakers also requested James Biden’s wife, Sara, and Hallie Biden – the widow of President Biden’s late son Beau – sit for voluntary interviews. Hunter Biden and Hallie Biden were romantically involved after Beau Biden’s death. Business associate Tony Bobulinski was also asked to testify voluntarily.
The impeachment probe has accelerated since Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson was elected Speaker of the House; Johnson has suggested a decision on whether to draft articles of impeachment could happen soon. The White House, Democrats and Biden family attorneys have said the investigation is politically motivated. But Abbe Lowell, Hunter Biden’s attorney, said his client is eager to testify in a public forum.
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