The Biden family crime syndicate is being exposed. There’s no getting around the facts anymore.
And now a top U.S. attorney has accused the Bidens of this despicable crime.
According to Jonathan Turley, a legal professor at George Washington University, Hunter Biden “is in flagrant contempt of Congress.” Turley made this statement on Wednesday during an appearance on Fox News with Laura Ingraham.
Hunter Biden addressed the press on Wednesday following his refusal to appear for a deposition following the issuance of a subpoena by the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees on November 8. Representatives Jim Jordan (OH) and James Comer (KY) of the Republican Party announced that Hunter Biden will be subject to contempt charges.
“I have never seen anything like what we saw with Hunter and his lawyers today. I can’t come up with a legal rationale for what they did,” Turley explained to Fox News staple Laura Ingraham.
“I mean, he effectively engaged in legal self-immolation. You had two choices today. You could go in and testify. You could appear and testify, or you go in and you don’t testify. There is no third flavor on this ice cream stand. You don’t get to go in front of the Senate and literally mock Congress.”
“And people have said well, this might not be enforceable because the vote came later,” Turley added.
“There was an impeachment inquiry going on. The Democrats started an inquiry without a formal vote. There is no requirement for a formal vote. More importantly, the subpoena came from the Oversight Committee, which has independent subpoena authority. So, in my view, he is in flagrant contempt of Congress.”
Hunter Biden was accused by a federal grand jury in California on December 7 for tax evasion involving more than $1 million owed between 2016 and 2019.
Biden pled “not guilty” in a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware on October 3, following his indictment by a federal grand jury in Delaware on September 14 for unlawfully owning a weapon while using illegal drugs as well as making false representations in connection with the purchase of the firearm.
Reports indicate that Hunter went to Capitol Hill but refused to sit for the deposition. Instead he held a presser. If true, it is a remarkably bad decision and virtually begs for a contempt sanction…
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) December 13, 2023
Contempt of Congress is a legal concept in the United States that refers to the power of Congress to punish individuals for not complying with subpoenas, refusing to testify before congressional committees, or obstructing the legislative process.
When someone is charged with contempt of Congress, it means they are accused of defying the authority and integrity of the legislative branch of the federal government.
Congress has the authority to issue subpoenas, compelling individuals to provide testimony, produce documents, or take other actions related to a congressional investigation.
If an individual fails to comply with a subpoena, refuses to testify, or obstructs the work of Congress in any way, the respective congressional committee can refer the matter to the full chamber (House or Senate) for a vote on contempt charges.
In this case, the U.S. House would be the Chamber deciding whether to hold Hunter Biden in either criminal or civil contempt of Congress.
Civil contempt is usually just employed to get the individual to cooperate with the Congressional chamber.
Criminal contempt carries much more weight behind it as it can involve a full federal prosecution that can end in criminal conviction and sentencing.
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