More Bad News For Joe Biden: Hunter Biden Busted For Selling Paintings For $200K Amid Ethics Concerns
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First son Hunter Biden apparently hasn’t made enough money peddling his father’s influence around the globe.
He’s now pulling in hundreds of thousands of dollars selling his art pieces shortly after launching his “new career.”
The fact that the younger Biden is facing a congressional ethics probe does not seem to be weighing heavily on him.
He’s holding an art exhibition at the Georges Bergès Art Gallery in New York City with the gallery reporting that pieces at the public exhibition normally fetch between $65,000 and $200,000, depending on the piece and the exhibition.
The probe into Hunter Biden’s international business dealings is about to charge up once the Republicans take control of the House in January.
Following the midterm elections, when it was apparent that the Republicans would take the majority, a ranking member of the Oversight and Reform Committee announced that the new Congress would make their investigation into the President’s son a priority.
James Comer, the Republican from Kentucky, said at a November news conference, “The American people deserve transparency and accountability about the Biden family’s influence peddling.
“With the new Republican majority, Oversight Committee Republicans will continue pressing for answers to inform legislative solutions to prevent this abuse of power.”
Even former President Obama’s ethics chief, Walter Shaub, has raised concerns about the new artist on Law & Crime’s “Objections” podcast.
“There is simply no way an artist who has never even juried into a community center art fair is going to suddenly show up in New York selling art for half a million a pop,” Shaub said. “Let’s talk about the magnitude of this. . . . That’s $6.5 million going to the president’s son for being the president’s son, not for being an artist, and I just think that’s absolutely appalling.”
Shaub pointed out the obvious while calling Hunter Biden a “sympathetic character.” But he said that “some of his problems are of his own making.”
Hunter has repeatedly attempted to build his career around “being Joe Biden’s son,” Shaub said.
“If he were a patriot — if he cared about this country — he would not want to tarnish his father’s reputation that way. Now, we can’t fault him for not being a patriot. We can’t fault him for not caring enough about his father’s legacy to avoid this,” Shaub continued.
“That’s a personal failing, and he doesn’t technically owe us anything, because he’s a citizen and not a government official, but then the White House crossed the line, and they got involved in this deal, and the art seller was theoretically always planning to keep the names secret, but the White House intervened to ask him to keep the names secret.”
Is anyone surprised that the White House has “intervened” and tried to tell a private company how to handle their affairs?