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Judiciary, Oversight Committees Recommend Hunter Biden Held in Contempt of Congress

The House Judiciary and Oversight Committees released reports on Monday recommending that Hunter Biden be held in contempt of Congress for his “flagrant defiance” of a Congressional subpoena related to the impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden.

Hunter Biden “must be held accountable for his unlawful actions,” read the reports, echoing a joint statement by Oversight Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-Kentucky) and Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) issued last week, which said that Hunter Biden’s defiance of Congress “warrants referral to the appropriate United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution.”

Should the Republican-led committees pass the resolutions to hold Hunter Biden in contempt, a full House vote will be triggered. The lower chamber, which is controlled by a slim Republican majority, could then vote to refer the case to the Department of Justice, which would ultimately decide whether or not to pursue criminal charges against Biden.

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