Comer announces ‘next phase’ of impeachment inquiry to address Hunter Biden’s ‘contradictory statements’

House Republicans revealed on Wednesday that they plan to hold a public hearing on their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, an announcement that came just as a closed-door deposition with their most high-profile witness, Hunter Biden, concluded.

The first son made “some contradictory statements that I think need further review,” House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) told reporters. “So this impeachment inquiry will now go to the next phase, which will be a public hearing.”

The long-awaited interview with Hunter Biden lasted several hours. Democratic lawmakers periodically emerged from the deposition room to claim Hunter Biden provided no new revelations and to criticize the inquiry as a waste of time. Republicans, however, characterized the deposition differently, saying Hunter Biden could not recall certain details and that discrepancies cropped up in his remarks.

Comer said he would
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