Hunter Biden offers to testify publicly in response to a subpoena from Republicans investigating his business dealings.
Why it matters
The offer to testify publicly in front of Congress is significant as it shows Hunter Biden's willingness to address the allegations against him and provide answers to the ongoing investigation. It also highlights the political divide and the intensifying scrutiny surrounding the Biden family.
What the papers say
AP News says Hunter Biden slammed the inquiry as a 'fishing expedition' and refused to give closed-door testimony but offered to testify publicly. New York Times reports that the White House condemned the wide-ranging impeachment inquiry by House Republicans and called the subpoenas and demands for testimony 'irresponsible'.
How we got here
House Republicans have been investigating Hunter Biden's business dealings and have accused President Joe Biden of accepting bribes and altering U.S. policy to benefit his family. The investigation has focused on Hunter Biden's work in Ukraine, China, and other countries, as well as his handling of classified documents.
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