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Comer Announces Full House Vote on Contempt Resolution for Hunter Biden Set for Next Week

The full House is set to hold a floor vote on the criminal contempt resolution against Hunter Biden as early as next week. This development comes from House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-Ky).

Interview with Rep. James Comer

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In an interview with The New York Sun, Mr. Comer revealed the vote will occur next week if enough Republican members are present. He confirmed the necessary votes for contempt against President Joe Biden’s son have been secured.

Contingency Plans Undecided

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Mr. Comer mentioned that plans are still uncertain if U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves does not prosecute Hunter Biden. Graves has prosecuted similar cases in the past, but the response to this situation remains unclear.

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Legal Precedents Cited

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Graves has previously prosecuted high-profile cases, including against Trump’s advisors, but declined to prosecute others like Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino. This history adds complexity to the potential prosecution of Hunter Biden.

Hunter Biden’s Art Sale Scrutiny

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The House Committee was informed that Hunter Biden knew the identities of his art buyers. This disclosure comes amidst other legal challenges he is facing.

Criminal Contempt Resolution Progresses

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Following a Republican-led advancement, Mr. Biden is recommended for criminal contempt for not testifying in an impeachment inquiry into his father. Republicans assert evidence of President Biden’s involvement in his son’s business dealings.

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Subpoena for Closed-door Deposition

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Republicans subpoenaed Hunter Biden for a deposition on December 13, part of their inquiry into the allegations. Hunter Biden declined, insisting on only answering questions publicly.

Hunter Biden’s Public Denial

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On the day of the scheduled deposition, Hunter Biden publicly denied his father’s involvement in his business dealings. He emphatically refuted any financial ties his father had with his business activities.

House Committee Votes on Biden

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House Committees voted on resolutions stating President Biden’s son violated federal law by not appearing for the deposition. The votes reflected party lines, with Republicans supporting and Democrats opposing.

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Hunter Biden’s Surprise Appearance

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In a surprise move, Hunter Biden appeared at the hearing, briefly joining his attorney before leaving. This appearance was notably different from his public statement outside the Capitol.

Statement from Biden’s Lawyer

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Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, addressed the media, stating their willingness to cooperate with legitimate inquiries. Lowell highlighted their previous attempts to engage with the House committees.

Legal Battles and Court Appearance

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Hunter Biden is currently embroiled in several legal challenges, including pleading not guilty to tax charges in California. He also faces charges in Delaware related to a firearm purchase form.

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