House Republicans set Hunter Biden deposition date for late Februarythedigitalchaps


WASHINGTON — Two Republican-led House committees announced on Thursday that Hunter Biden will appear for a closed-door deposition on Feb. 28 as part of their impeachment inquiry efforts into his father.

“Hunter Biden will appear before our committees for a deposition on February 28, 2024. His deposition will come after several interviews with Biden family members and associates,” said Reps. James Comer and Jim Jordan in a statement. “We look forward to Hunter Biden’s testimony.”

Comer, R-Ky., serves as the chairman of the Oversight and Accountability Committee, while Jordan, R-Ohio, is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

The two Republicans added that their committees are working with the attorney for the president’s brother, James Biden, to schedule his appearance as well.

The committee is scheduled to hear from business associates of members of the Biden family later this month and into February.

A Hunter Biden attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The White House referred NBC News to Hunter Biden’s attorney when reached for comment.

The president’s son had previously said he would be willing to testify at a public hearing, an offer Republicans had shot down, arguing they wanted him to appear for a closed-door deposition. Hunter Biden defied the subpoena for closed-door testimony, instead appearing outside the Capitol for a press conference in December.

“I’m here today to make sure that the House committee’s illegitimate investigations of my family did not proceed on distortions, manipulated evidence, and lies,” he said last month to reporters.

The House this week paused efforts to push for a resolution to hold President Joe Biden’s son in contempt of Congress. House Republicans also said on Sunday that they would issue new subpoenas for Hunter Biden.