Two congressional committees approved resolutions to punish Hunter Biden and his attorneys for their absence during a contentious session on Wednesday, which resulted in the impeachment of the troublesome son of President Joe Biden. This is as a result of his defiance of a subpoena to provide testimony concerning the business dealings of his family.
The Western Journal reports that the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees expeditiously voted along partisan lines to refer contempt recommendations to the entire House for a floor vote. This development possesses the capacity to serve as an additional diversion for the Biden administration. On Wednesday, during a hearing of the Oversight Committee, Hunter Biden expeditiously exited the hearing chamber from his front row seat after expressing his opinion. This action coincided with the readiness of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to question Biden.
The Oversight Committee’s recommendation stated, “Resolved, That Robert Hunter Biden shall be found to be in contempt of Congress for failure to comply with a congressional subpoena.”
“Resolved, That pursuant to 2 U.S.C. §§ 192 and 194, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall certify the report of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, detailing the refusal of Robert Hunter Biden to appear for a deposition before the Committee on Oversight and Accountability as directed by subpoena, to an appropriate United States attorney, to the end that Mr. Biden be proceeded against in the manner and form provided by law,” it continued.
“Resolved, That the Speaker of the House shall otherwise take all appropriate action to enforce the subpoena.”
As reported by CNN, while Congress possesses the power to refer a petition for criminal contempt charges to the U.S. Attorney’s office for possible prosecution, it does not have the authority to compel the conduct of a federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorneys are individuals who furnish a rejoinder to Merrick Garland, the U.S. Attorney General, who serves as a senior advisor to President Biden.
Based on an investigative report examining Hunter Biden’s business dealings, it is highly probable that his father, Joe Biden, was informed of and potentially sanctioned lobbying initiatives on behalf of international corporations. In addition to tax fraud accusations stemming from these activities, Hunter may potentially be subject to charges for failing to register as a foreign agent.
“The Committees have accumulated significant evidence suggesting that President Biden knew of, participated in, and profited from foreign business interests engaged in by his son, about which the Committees intended to question Mr. Biden during his deposition,” the report states.
“However, Mr. Biden brazenly defied the Committees’ subpoenas, choosing to read a prepared statement outside of the Capitol instead of appearing for a deposition as required by the subpoenas. Mr. Biden’s willful refusal to comply with the Committees’ subpoenas constitutes contempt of Congress and warrants referral to the appropriate United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution as prescribed by law.”
In part, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has pledged to expedite the chamber’s investigation into President Biden’s impeachment, contingent on Hunter’s business dealings that directly benefited the president of at least $40,000. The aforementioned activities took place both during and following Biden’s vice presidential term. During this time, Republicans assert that Hunter and his business allies, including Devon Archer, utilized their connections to entice foreign corporations, including Burisma, to enter into multimillion-dollar contracts that were financially advantageous.