I believe this is what is known as “giving away the show,” or should I say laptop?
House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said what the rest of us (TPM) have been thinking (screaming) for months Tuesday in response to House Republicans’ rejection of Hunter Biden’s offer to publicly testify before the panel.
Earlier this month, House Republicans on the oversight panel issued a subpoena to depose Hunter Biden on Dec. 13, as part of their “””investigation””” into his business dealings. The President’s son’s lawyer responded to the committee in a letter on Tuesday, saying Hunter Biden would comply, but suggested the hearing be made public, rather than a closed-door deposition. The attorney, Abbe Lowell, argued his client would prefer public testimony because he doesn’t trust House Republicans to accurately convey information to the American people.
“We have seen you use closed-door sessions to manipulate, even distort the facts and misinform the public. We therefore propose opening the door,” Lowell wrote in a letter to House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY), who is leading the Biden family disinfo campaign. “If, as you claim, your efforts are important and involve issues that Americans should know about, then let the light shine on these proceedings.”
Comer denied the request, saying Hunter Biden was trying to “play by his own rules instead of following the rules” (???), but said he could testify in public another time.
“Let me get this straight. After wailing and moaning for ten months about Hunter Biden and alluding to some vast unproven family conspiracy, after sending Hunter Biden a subpoena to appear and testify, Chairman Comer and the Oversight Republicans now reject his offer to appear before the full Committee and the eyes of the world and to answer any questions that they pose? What an epic humiliation for our colleagues and what a frank confession that they are simply not interested in the facts and have no confidence in their own case or the ability of their own Members to pursue it.”
It won’t be easy for the media to portray this snipe hunt as a Trump-level scandal, but on the other hand they’ve had plenty of practice. Join Matt “Show Me The Dick Pics!” Taibbi on Rumble tonight to learn how ACTUALLY they’re just protecting Hunter’s privacy.
The reason GOP don’t want a public hearing on Hunter Biden is because @OversightDems have hoisted them by their own petards in every public hearing this year.
They’re scared of getting humiliated for not having an actual case (again), so they need to hide.
There’s your answer https://t.co/ZuLpfzPo2G— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 28, 2023