Hunter Biden has offered to testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee on December 13, according to a letter obtained by Fox News.
The president’s son agreed to comply with a subpoena issued by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., according to a letter sent to the committee Tuesday, but he demanded that the testimony be made public.
The subpoena is for a closed-door deposition rather than a public hearing, sources told Fox News.
“We see that you use closed door sessions to manipulate, even to distort the facts and misinformation of the public. Therefore we propose to open the door,” wrote Hunter’s lawyer Abbe Lowell. “If, as you claim, your efforts are important and related to issues the American people need to know about, then let the proceedings shine.”
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Comer subpoenaed the president’s son, the president’s brother James Biden and his business partner Rob Walker earlier this month as part of the Republican-led investigation into the Biden family’s businesses.
The committee also requested interviews from James Biden’s wife, Sara Biden; daughter-in-law of President Biden, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s son, Beau, who later had an affair with Hunter; Hallie Biden’s older sister, Elizabeth Secundy; and Hunter Biden’s wife, Melissa Cohen.
The committee also requested a transcribed interview with Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, who is also involved with Sinohawk Holdings.
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Lowell previously said Hunter was “eager to have the opportunity” to testify “in a public forum,” where he would respond to GOP allegations that he used his father’s government positions to make business deals and sell influence.
In Tuesday’s letter, Lowell criticized the GOP probe as part of a “crusade” to impeach President Biden.
“Here we are, eleven months into what you call an investigation, and EVERY An objective review of your ‘revelations’ – including some of your colleagues – reveals your exploration as one that produces only dry holes,” Lowell wrote.
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The attorney accused Republicans of holding a double standard for not pursuing investigations into former President Donald Trump and his family’s businesses, which Lowell said continued while Trump was in office.
“Your Committee has been working for almost a year – without success – to tie our client’s business activities to his father,” he wrote to Comer.
“Unlike members of the Trump family, Hunter is a private person who has never worked in any family business nor served in the White House or in any public office. Terrible addiction to a politically motivated basis for hearings to accuse his father of certain wrongdoings,” the letter reads.
Lowell urged Comer to hold a public hearing, where Biden could address the GOP allegations without “selective leaks, manipulated transcripts, doctored exhibits, or one-sidedness press statement.”
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Fox was told the committee had not yet decided whether to take Lowell up on his offer.
Currently, the closed door deposition is still scheduled for December 13.
Fox News Digital’s Brooke Singman contributed to this report.