Expert Reveals Consequences If President Knew Hunter Planned Defying Subpoena

George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley declared on Friday that President Joe Biden having foreknowledge of his son, Hunter Biden, planning to defy a congressional subpoena could open him up to impeachment.

During an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Turley explained that it would be the “worst possible scenario” for the Biden administration if the president was aware of Hunter Biden’s plan to skip the scheduled deposition hearing — which has led to House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) declaring that they would initiate contempt of Congress proceedings against Hunter.

Turley was asked by Fox News guest host Kayleigh McEnany about why he believed it would be a “mistake” for the president to have had knowledge of his son’s plan to defy the subpoena.

The legal expert responded by pointing out that there are “four articles of impeachment” that the House Oversight Committee could pursue against Biden — emphasizing that there are “very clear instructions” regarding legal issues such as this.

“Well, there are about four articles of impeachment that are the most likely to be pursued by the committee — one of them is obstruction, another is the abuse of power. Having the president involved in advance in any way to the contempt of Congress is the worst possible scenario for the Biden team,” Turley explained. “I can’t imagine how that could have occurred.”

“It’s not that you’re telling a father not to speak to his son, but you give very clear instructions that it’s in neither of your interest for you to discuss his testimony before Congress,” he added. “It certainly wouldn’t be in your interest to talk about the potential commission of a federal crime.”

Turley went on to note that contempt of Congress is not only a “federal crime,” it has also been “aggressively pursued” in past cases.

“Contempt of Congress is a federal crime. And the Department of Justice aggressively pursued people like Bannon and Navarro for not appearing in a committee. So if the president knew about that in advance, and supported it — it just gives another front for Congress to pursue in this inquiry,” he said.