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House Moves to Hold Hunter Biden in Contempt

Next week, the House Judiciary Committee will deliberate on a resolution that would hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for refusing to appear for a deposition in accordance with a subpoena.

“We’re going to move forward with contempt proceedings. … There’s a process we have to follow, but we plan to do that,” House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) declared on December 13th.

Biden, the son of the president, was scheduled to testify before investigators from three committees investigating his business dealings last month.

On the contrary, he reiterated his readiness to engage in public discourse with the committees while speaking on the Senate lawn.

Following a vote by the Judiciary Committee, the resolution is subject to a weighing process before the entire House.

Although an open censure of the son of a sitting president would be remarkable in and of itself, a resolution finding contempt of Congress primarily provides the Justice Department, which has the authority to determine whether to file charges, with a recommendation.

Hunter Biden, who is already facing felony tax charges in California and charges in Delaware for purchasing a firearm without disclosing drug use, would be wise to avoid this perilous endeavor.

In recent years, the Justice Department has taken action on only fifty percent of the contempt of Congress resolutions referred by the House.

It pursued and obtained convictions for Peter Navarro, a former White House adviser, and Steve Bannon, a former White House strategist.

However, both Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows and communications guru Dan Scavino were not subject to similar treatment.

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