Sources in the House say Rep. Eric Swalwell is being accused of “aiding and abetting” a crime by colluding with Hunter Biden and his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, to blatantly defy a lawful congressional subpoena.
The subpoena demanded Hunter Biden’s testimony regarding influence-peddling and business dealings in a closed-door deposition.
During a whiny press conference, arranged by Rep. Eric Swalwell, Hunter Biden declared that he will only testify “at a public hearing.”
Update: Disgraced Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell — who was removed from the House Intelligence Committee over his relationship with a Chinese spy — organized the press conference https://t.co/vTeZUusCK9— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 13, 2023
On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee announced that it will begin contempt of Congress proceedings against Hunter Biden for his blatant defiance.
In a joint statement by Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH), Republicans claim Hunter unlawfully defied a subpoena and will now pay the consequence.
“Hunter Biden today defied lawful subpoenas and we will now initiate contempt of Congress proceedings. We will not provide special treatment because his last name is Biden. As our committees were today prepared to depose Hunter Biden, he chose to make a public statement on Capitol Hill instead where he said his father, Joe Biden was not financially involved in his family’s business dealings. Exactly how was Joe Biden involved? Evidence shows Joe Biden met with Hunter Biden’s business associates and his name was at the center of the family business strategy,” Comer and Jordan said in the statement.
It’s noteworthy that Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro were both charged and convicted for defying a Congressional subpoena by the sham January 6th Committee.
Journalist Paul Sperry’s reporting indicates escalating concerns for Swalwell. House insiders claim that Swalwell’s interactions with Hunter Biden and his legal team constituted a violation of congressional legal processes.
“BREAKING: House sources say that Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell–as a member of the Judiciary Committee,which subpoenaed Hunter Biden–“aided and abetted” a crime this morning when he worked with Hunter’s lawyer Abbe Lowell to help Hunter flout the subpoena in contempt of Congress,” Sperry posted on X.
BREAKING: House sources say that Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell–as a member of the Judiciary Committee,which subpoenaed Hunter Biden–"aided and abetted" a crime this morning when he worked with Hunter's lawyer Abbe Lowell to help Hunter flout the subpoena in contempt of Congress— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) December 13, 2023
Defying a congressional subpoena is a misdemeanor that can lead to a fine of up to $100,000 and imprisonment for up to one year.