REPORT: Hunter Had Intense Clash With Gaetz During Deposition

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Matt Gaetz, CC BY-SA 2.0,]

Hunter Biden’s private testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee became tense on Wednesday, as revealed by the transcript made public the next day.

During Wednesday’s deposition, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a member of the House Judiciary Committee involved in the investigation of Hunter Biden, questioned the presidential son about his business dealings.

During the discussion, the legislator focused on Biden’s involvement on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company. Gaetz raised concerns about Biden’s qualifications, particularly his perceived lack of experience in the energy sector prior to assuming the position.

“Were you on drugs when you were on the Burisma board?” Gaetz asked

“Mr. Gaetz, look me in the eye. You really think that’s appropriate to ask me?” Hunter responded

“Absolutely.” Gaetz replied.

“Of all the people sitting around this table, do you think that’s appropriate to ask me?” Hunter asked again.

“Yeah. Are you going to answer it?” Gaetz retorted.

“You don’t have to answer it.” Biden’s lawyer interjected.

“I’m not going to answer it. I’ve been explicit about” Hunter said.

“So you’re telling me —” Gaetz began.

“I will answer it this way: I have been absolutely transparent about my drug use. Again, I spoke to you all earlier this morning about that. I’m sorry; I’m an addict. I was an addict. I have been in recovery for over 4 and a half years now, Mr. Gaetz. I work really, really hard at it. Let me answer. I work really hard at it, under an enormous amount of pressure. Was I an addict? Yes, I was an addict. What does that have to do with whether or not you’re going to go forward with an impeachment of my father other than to simply try to embarrass me?” Hunter said in response.

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