Matt Gaetz’s Question to Hunter Biden Did Not Go According to Plan

Republican Matt Gaetz has accused Hunter Biden, a director on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, of questioning him about his drug use during a behind-closed-doors deposition for the impeachment investigation into his father, President Joe Biden. Gaetz asked Biden if he was on drugs during his time on the board, to which Biden responded that he had been on drugs at times but not the entire time. Biden also admitted that his father had no awareness of the business he was doing and never benefited from any of the business he was doing.

Gaetz later told reporters that “we’re asking questions about these corrupt business practices.” He added that he was not framing that through the lens of next steps, but simply trying to get the facts. Hunter Biden also claimed that the impeachment inquiry investigation was based on a lack of evidence and that his committees have hunted him in their partisan political pursuit of his dad. Republican-led House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. James Comer told reporters after the hearing that there were “some contradictory statements that I think need further review.”

Hunter Biden refused a closed-door meeting, defying his subpoena, until Wednesday. The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Gaetz in 2021 that said it was investigating if Gaetz engaged in sex crimes and drug use.

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