Hunter Biden agrees to testify before House Oversight Committee, his attorneys say
"We have seen you use closed-door sessions to manipulate, even distort the facts and misinform the public. We therefore propose opening the door," his attorneys wrote in the letter.
Hunter Biden's attorneys informed the House Oversight and Accountability Committee that the first son is willing to testify on December 13 as part of the Republican-led probe into his business dealings, according to a letter published Tuesday.
"We have seen you use closed-door sessions to manipulate, even distort the facts and misinform the public. We therefore propose opening the door," his attorneys wrote in the letter, according to CNN. "If, as you claim, your efforts are important and involve issues that Americans should know about, then let the light shine on these proceedings."
Hunter Biden's apparent willingness to testify comes after the Oversight Committee subpoenaed him, his uncle James Biden and his business associate Rob Walker earlier this month.
Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., had threatened to hold anyone who defies the subpoenas in contempt of Congress.
The subpoenas are the most recent stage in the Republican-led impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden, which was officially launched in September over allegations that he and his family were involved in an influence-peddling scheme.
Hunter Biden's attorney, Abbe Lowell, criticized the investigation in the letter Tuesday.
"Your Committee has been working for almost a year—without success—to tie our client’s business activities to his father," he wrote.