Hunter Biden Attorney Was At White House Days Before He Defied Congressional Subpoena

The House Oversight Committee is still looking into whether the White House influenced Hunter Biden’s decision to defy a congressional subpoena to testify in the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

Per the New York Post, White House visitor logs showed that Hunter’s attorney Abbe Lowell had a meeting with Anthony Bernal, one of First Lady Jill Biden’s top aides, on Dec. 11, two days before Hunter was scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee.

Lowell also met with Biden himself on the same day for a meeting the Post suggested could be about an official Hanukkah reception held on that day.

Two days after Lowell’s visit to the White House, Hunter failed to show up for the congressional hearing even though he was at Capitol Hill that day.

Now, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) is asking the White House to provide information on its possible involvement in Hunter’s decision to skip the deposition.

“We’ve called on the White House to provide information about whether President Biden sought to influence or obstruct our investigation by preventing, discouraging, or dissuading his son from complying with the subpoenas for a deposition as part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, but the White House has refused to provide any information,” he stated.

“The White House must provide the public with information about the contents of this meeting in order to provide transparency to the American people,” he added.

In his appearance on Capitol Hill that day, Hunter chose to hold a press conference instead of sitting down with investigators. Denying his father’s involvement in his business affairs and influence peddling schemes, Hunter challenged Republicans to come get a public testimony out of him, a hearing which he has now rejected.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has said that Biden was “familiar” with what Hunter planned to say at the press conference he held on the stairs of the Capitol that day.

After Jean-Pierre’s revelation, Comer and Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) wrote a letter to White House Counsel Edward Siskel questioning whether the president was involved in “a conspiracy to obstruct a proceeding of Congress” with Hunter.

“In light of an official statement from the White House that President Biden was aware in advance that his son, Hunter Biden, would knowingly defy two congressional subpoenas, we are compelled to examine as part of our impeachment inquiry whether the President engaged in a conspiracy to obstruct a proceeding of Congress,” the Republican leader wrote in the letter.