Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, has offered to testify before the House Panel and publicize his involvement in foreign business dealings. The announcement comes after months of intense scrutiny over his overseas connections.
Biden’s testimony could give valuable insight into his role in the Ukrainian gas company Burisma and his connection to the Biden family business dealings in China. According to Politico, House Republicans have been pushing for Hunter Biden to publicly testify in front of the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committees. They have argued that they need to comprehend “systemic corruption and abuse” within the foreign dealings of Biden’s relatives.
Biden himself has not given any definitive timeline for his testimony, instead calling for a “fair process.” In an interview with ABC News, Biden stated, “We have to get to the bottom of what happened and how it happened and what can be done to make sure it does not happen again.”
Though there have been many allegations of wrongdoing for months, Biden maintains his innocence and has stated that all his actions in Ukraine and China were in full compliance with the law. He has also argued that he is the victim of a partisan attack and has criticized those who are attacking his record and launching baseless accusations.
Regardless of Biden’s involvement, his testimony has the potential to provide the long-awaited answers to longstanding questions about the family’s foreign dealings. As the investigation continues, Biden’s willingness to testify publicly helps ensure transparency and furthers the public’s knowledge of the matter.