House Republicans are demanding records related to the “sweetheart” deal Hunter Biden’s attorney negotiated with the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Biden’s legal team has been urged to turn over all records of communications with the DOJ related to the collapsed plea agreement for the president’s son.
The records, which reported details of the negotiations, appeared to later be leaked to media outlets after the deal fell apart.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) warned in a letter that noncompliance could result in the panels seeking testimony from Hunter Biden and his attorneys.
A letter Jordan, Comer, and Smith sent to Hunter Biden’s attorneys Chris Clark and Abbe Lowell Wednesday demanding documents and communications related to the “failed settlement negotiations.”
The lawmakers argued that because the documents have been publicly disclosed and reported, “no basis exists to withhold these documents and communications from the Committees, including on the basis of any purported duty of confidentiality, work product, or other privilege interest.”
Jordan, Comer, and Smith are conducting a joint investigation into alleged politicization impacting the years-long federal investigation into Hunter Biden. As part