The White House went after House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) for “blatantly lying” about testimony from a benefactor of Hunter Biden on Friday.
“Yet again it appears @JamesComer is blatantly lying about closed-door testimony in the Republicans’ baseless, meandering, and failing so-called ‘impeachment inquiry’ of the President,” White House spokesperson Ian Sams wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. “This has happened over and over and over.”
Sams’s post was in reference to an attorney for Kevin Morris, a friend of President Biden’s son, alleging House Republicans did not accurately represent his testimony in the wake of a closed-door interview Thursday.
“Your staff as well as the staff of other committees responded that Mr. Morris would be treated fairly,” Bryan Sullivan, Morris’s attorney, wrote in a letter to Comer. “And, then you did not treat Mr. Morris fairly and engaged in your standard practice of partially and inaccurately leaking a witness’s statements.”
The letter comes alongside complaints from Democrats about Republicans misrepresenting witness testimony while investigating Biden family business dealings and amid their impeachment inquiry looking into connections to the president.
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“I think at the end of the day, this is a huge victory for the House Oversight Committee,” Comer said Thursday on Fox News. “This is exactly what we wanted.”
Biden’s agreement to a late February deposition follows his avoidance of an earlier December deposition that resulted in lawmakers threatening him with contempt of Congress.
“Hunter Biden will appear before our committees for a deposition on February 28, 2024. His deposition will come after several interviews with Biden family members and associates. We look forward to Hunter Biden’s testimony,” Comer and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) wrote in a statement.