Jim Jordan, the head of the House Judiciary Committee, asserted on Thursday that a recent statement made by Hunter Biden provides a new perspective on the House’s inquiry into the president and his son. Jordan highlighted that Hunter Biden clarified that his father was not “financially” involved.
“Financially involved” in his business dealings, including business deals with foreign nations like China, was President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, who said on Wednesday. Jordan stated that the president’s previous statements—in which he claimed he was completely uninvolved—are different from the current one and that the difference between “no involvement” and “no financial involvement” is “important.”
“Again, remember the pattern,” Jordan said on Fox News’s America’s Newsroom. “Initially, Joe Biden said, ‘I had no involvement whatsoever, none at all, with my son’s business.’ This summer, when we deposed Devon Archer, one of Hunter Biden’s business partners, the story changed: ‘Well, there were dinners, there were meetings, there were phone calls, but we just talked about the weather. There was no business talk.’ Now it’s to say ‘he wasn’t involved financially.’”
The Ohio congressman said that the “fundamental question” was what Hunter Biden was offering to his foreign business partners and that what the younger Biden had been offering was “access” to the then-vice president, “the guy who had influence.”
President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, refused to comply with a legally issued subpoena from the Republican-controlled Congress for a closed-door deposition, raising the possibility of a legal confrontation as President Biden seeks reelection. According to Fox News, Hunter declined to participate in the subpoena issued by the House Oversight Committee and opted for a press conference, offering to testify publicly, a departure from the usual congressional procedure.
He also blasted Republicans while claiming that his father was not “financially involved” with his foreign business dealings. He ripped “MAGA” Republicans who have “invaded” his privacy, “attacked” his family, and “ridiculed my struggle with addiction.”
“They belittled my recovery, and they have tried to dehumanize me, all to embarrass my father, who has devoted his entire life to public service,” the president’s son said. “For six years, I have been a target of the unrelenting Trump attack team. ‘Where’s Hunter?’ Well, here’s my answer. I am here.”
He added that “my father was not financially involved in my business,” noting that Joe was not involved in his dealings with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings or his Chinese investments as well as others throughout the world and the U.S.
“No evidence to support that my father was financially involved in my business because it did not happen,” Hunter Biden said.
Hunter Biden refuses to comply with @JamesComer's subpoena to be deposed behind closed doors and demands a public hearing so he can tell sob stories on TV.
Reminder that Don Jr. testified behind closed doors for over 40 hours about the Russia hoax.
Hold him in contempt! pic.twitter.com/1FoJB06zyX
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 13, 2023