Comer doubles down on demand for Hunter Biden testimony, vows to release transcript
"He'll have a public hearing after we do the deposition. This is the way credible investigations are conducted and Hunter Biden is not above the law," Comer said.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Tuesday doubled down on his demand that first son Hunter Biden appear before the panel to testify in a closed-door hearing as part of the ongoing investigation into President Joe Biden and possible corrupt activities.
Comer previously served the first son with a subpoena to appear before the panel. The first son's attorneys, however, have since requested that he appear at a public hearing. Comer, for his part, insisted that he would agree to a public hearing, but only after the younger Biden testified behind closed doors.
"This is a normal subpoena... We have asked him to come in on Dec. 13," he said. "His attorney said today that he would gladly come in, but only for a public hearing ... He'll have a public hearing after we do the deposition. This is the way credible investigations are conducted and Hunter Biden is not above the law."
Comer made the remarks during an appearance on Fox News's "Hannity."
He then highlighted a similar scenario in which former Trump advisor Steve Bannon had sought a public hearing with the House Jan. 6 Committee when faced with a subpoena.
"Jamie Raskin [D-Md.], the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, did this exact same process. This is a very similar scenario with Steve Bannon when he was subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 committee," Comer went on. "Raskin said he had to sit down for a deposition, because that's what the law required."
"The Democrats will get equal time and it is, for all practical purposes, public. We will release the transcript," Comer vowed.
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