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Senator Johnson says Hunter Biden demanding public hearing is attempt to preempt true investigation

Johnson said that he's not sure if the House Oversight Committee has obtained all the documents they need yet.

Published: November 28, 2023 6:39pm

Updated: November 29, 2023 11:23am

Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis., says that first son Hunter Biden demanding a public hearing in front of the House Oversight Committee is an attempt to preempt a "true investigation."

"This is a grandstanding play by Hunter Biden and his attorneys," Johnson said on the Tuesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "They're trying to basically preempt a true investigation into the corruption of the Biden families, and I completely support Chairman Comer in his rejection of the offer."

On Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., rejected Hunter Biden's offer to publicly testify about his alleged wrongdoing, saying that the deposition will be closed-door, and President Joe Biden's son can defend himself publicly at a later date. 

"Hunter Biden is trying to play by his own rules instead of following the rules required of everyone else. That won’t stand with House Republicans," Comer wrote on the social media platform, X.

Johnson said that he's not sure if the House Oversight Committee has obtained all the documents they need yet.

"I'm not sure that the House Committee has obtained all the documents they need," he said. "Before they ever sit down and do a transcript interview, that'd be the next step, you want to do the transcribed interviews with all your witnesses. Once you've gotten all the documentation, then you gather all that information ... together before you hold hearings."

The investigation comes as House Republicans are leading an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden over an alleged influence-peddling scheme