The House Oversight Committee announced this week that it was subpoenaing Hunter Biden and his business associates as part of their ongoing probe into his family’s finances. The news comes after high-profile testimony from special prosecutor David Weiss, who charged the president’s son with federal firearms charges earlier this year.
The committee sought testimony from Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son James and business partner Rob Walker.
In addition, the committee requested interviews from other individuals around the Biden family. These include Sara Biden, wife of James Biden, Joe Biden’s daughter-in-law Hallie Biden, Hallie Biden’s sister Secundy and Hunter Biden’s wife Melissa Cohen.
Today, @RepJamesComer signed subpoenas for:
◼️ Hunter Biden
◼️ James Biden
◼️ Rob Walker pic.twitter.com/fuS3yR9r8z
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) November 8, 2023
The demand for testimony came after the committee earlier subpoenaed financial information from the Biden family. This included information that revealed more than $1 million in payments tied to Walker, including a $25,000 payment from the business associate to Hallie Biden.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said that the panel “has followed the money and built a record of evidence revealing how Joe Biden knew, was involved, and benefited from his family’s influence peddling schemes. Now, the House Oversight Committee is going to bring in members of the Biden family and their associates to question them on this record of evidence.”
He added that other congressional panels, such as the House Judiciary and House Ways and Means Committees “will continue to follow the facts and deliver the transparency and accountability that the American people demand and deserve.”
Weiss’ testimony was met with a number of questions from congressional Republicans. A number of leading conservatives previously pointed to testimony from an IRS whistleblower who said that two Department of Justice (DOJ) officials may have interfered with Weiss’ original probe.
Following the revelations, the initial plea deal that would have likely kept Hunter Biden out of prison fell apart. Since then, Attorney General Merrick Garland named Weiss special prosecutor in the case.
While Weiss has charged the president’s son with firearms charges, he may also follow with a tax-related indictment, as well. During his testimony, Weiss said that the investigation was ongoing.