Hunter Biden tells Congress he’d testify publicly, setting up a potential high-stakes face-off

Hunter Biden walks with wife Melissa Cohen as they visit shops with President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden Nov. 24, in Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, leaves after a court appearance, July 26, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

WASHINGTON— Hunter Biden offered Tuesday to testify publicly before Congress, striking a defiant note in response to a subpoena from Republicans and setting up a potential high-stakes face-off even as a separate special counsel probe unfolds and his father, President Joe Biden, campaigns for reelection.