President Biden declines Comer's invitation to testify, refuses to answer written questions

Oversight Chairman Comer previously invited President Biden to testify before his committee to address discrepancies between his claims and the evidence uncovered by the impeachment inquiry.
Joe Biden

President Biden formally declined House Oversight Chairman James Comer's invitation to testify before his committee Monday evening. 

Comer invited Biden in late March to appear before his committee to address apparent discrepancies between the president's claims and evidence uncovered by his probe. 

In a letter to the committee Monday, Biden's counsel criticized the Republicans' impeachment probe and claimed the testimony so far has only exonerated the president. 

"Your Committee’s purported 'impeachment inquiry' has succeeded only in turning up abundant evidence that, in fact, the President has done nothing wrong," wrote Special Counsel to the President Richard Sauber.

"Yet rather than acknowledge this reality, your March 28, 2024, letter contains the same litany of false allegations that have been repeatedly debunked and refuted by the very witnesses you have called before your Committee and the many documents you have obtained," he added. 

You can read the letter below: 

Chairman Comer pushed back in a statement. 

"The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Biden family. Like his son, Hunter Biden, President Biden is refusing to testify in public about the Bidens’ corrupt influence peddling. This comes as no surprise since President Biden continues to lie about his relationships with his son’s business partners, even denying they exist when his son said under oath during a deposition that they did," Comer said in a statement obtained by Just the News

"It is unfortunate President Biden is unwilling to answer questions before the American people and refuses to answer the very simple, straightforward questions we included in the invitation. Why is it so difficult for the White House to answer those questions?  The American people deserve transparency from President Biden, not more lies," Comer added.

President Biden also refused to provide any written answers to questions posed by Comer in his March 28 letter about the president's reported meetings with Hunter Biden's Chinese and Ukrainian business partners and about his knowledge of the payments he received from his brother, James Biden.