Hunter Biden Makes Strange Argument In Court

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( – Hunter Biden, central to the Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Biden, testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Despite Republicans’ efforts to unravel alleged corrupt overseas business activities tied to President Biden, their extensive closed-door session with Hunter Biden, lasting nearly seven hours, did not unearth the definitive proof of financial misconduct they had hoped for.

Hunter robustly defended his business engagements, asserting his father’s non-involvement and pivoting the discussion towards Jared Kushner’s post-White House financial dealings with Saudi Arabia. “Unlike Jared Kushner, who received $2 billion from the Saudi Arabian government as soon as he left office…none of the business dealings that I ever had were with any government entity,” Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) quoted Hunter Biden.

The House Oversight Committee’s chair, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), viewed the deposition positively for the GOP, signaling plans for a future public hearing to address discrepancies between Hunter Biden’s statements and those of other witnesses.

This session is part of a broader Republican effort to link the Biden family to questionable international business transactions, leveraging the Biden name. Hunter Biden has consistently denied such allegations, emphasizing his independence in business matters and affirming, “I did not involve my father in my business.”

Democrats have criticized the investigation as a politically motivated witch hunt, aimed at undermining President Biden’s reelection prospects. Conversely, Republicans have questioned Hunter Biden’s credibility, highlighting inconsistencies with other testimonies, particularly concerning his involvement with Blue Star Strategies and Burisma.

Hunter Biden’s reference to his past struggles with addiction during the deposition was highlighted by his attorney, Abbe Lowell, who criticized Republicans for focusing more on Hunter Biden’s addiction than relevant impeachment inquiry questions.

A significant moment in the deposition involved Hunter Biden addressing a 2017 WhatsApp message to a Chinese business associate, which Republicans have pointed to as evidence of influence peddling. Hunter Biden explained he was under the influence when he sent the message and that it was mistakenly addressed and did not reflect actual circumstances.

Despite the lack of a conclusive “smoking gun” from Hunter Biden’s testimony, Republicans remain committed to their investigation, promising further scrutiny and a public hearing. This ongoing inquiry has faced challenges, including the indictment of an FBI informant central to a key Republican claim about the Bidens and Burisma, undermining the credibility of the GOP’s allegations. Democrats argue that the Republicans’ investigation is floundering, lacking substantial evidence of misconduct by President Biden and his family. Yet, the promise of continued investigation and a forthcoming public hearing suggests that Republicans are not yet ready to conclude their probe.

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