Ranking member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) is demanding that Hunter Biden’s overpriced artwork be investigated as he looks to rake in millions of dollars from anonymous buyers posing a national security risk.
Fox News obtained a letter sent from Comer to Hunter Biden’s New York City art dealer, Georges Berges, who claims to be the art world’s “lead guy in China.”
“As you are undoubtedly aware, the president’s son selling artwork has generated numerous questions surrounding the ethics and propriety of such actions,” Comer stated in the letter that was sent on Tuesday.
“The Georges Bergès Gallery, described by the Times as ‘a relatively little-known newcomer’ to New York’s art scene, will sell fifteen works from the ‘fledgling artist,’ Mr. Biden, who ‘happens’ to be the president’s son. Though the White House has attempted to allay concerns about the appearance of selling access to the president by developing guidelines for your gallery, these guidelines actually create more obscurity for the buyers of Mr. Biden’s compositions, each of which—at their lowest prices—exceeds the median annual income for the American household. According to the Times, the prices, ranging from $75,000 to $500,000, are an ‘eyebrow raiser’ and involve sums that other artists—with ‘real careers’—may not even ‘sell . . . cumulatively over 10 years,'” he bluntly stated.
Given his shady foreign business dealings, Hunter Biden’s overpriced artwork is a national security risk.
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) September 7, 2021
The Kentucky Republican slammed the ludicrous prices being charged for Hunter Biden’s artwork.
“The prices your gallery has set for these pieces by a new, untrained, celebrity artist are unprecedented,” the letter contends. “One New York art adviser said such prices are ‘sort of insulting to the art ecosystem, as if anyone could do it.’”
Comer also referred to the younger Biden’s dismissal of art critics, “Mr. Biden made clear his opinion of those who would evaluate his motives, saying “f—‘em” on a recent podcast. This is an insult to all other artists—those who have trained and worked for years to establish themselves in the art world. Given Mr. Biden’s previous roles as lawyer, lobbyist, and ill-defined executive for an international fossil fuel corporation, the latest chapter in—as you describe it—his “heroic journey” is subject to skepticism.”
“It is the Oversight Committee’s responsibly to scrutinize Mr. Biden’s business activities because he chooses to conduct them in the most murky and corrupt corners of international affairs,” Comer asserted.
“Moreover, he has chosen—in the latest iteration of his career—to sell commodities of fluid and opaque value to anonymous benefactors,” the congressman added.
He concluded his letter by asking Berges to turn over any information he has to the committee regarding Biden’s art dealings. That includes who bought individual pieces and who attended Hunter Biden’s art shows from November of 2020 through the present. This information is being sought in order to assist the committee “with its investigation of possible undue White House influence.”
“We won’t know who the buyers are. Hunter Biden won’t know who the buyers are. So I think this line of questioning, which is understandable, is about whether this would provide a situation for undue influence but we won’t know who they are,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki unconvincingly said during a daily briefing. “So there’s no scenario where they could provide influence.”
The sticking point in all of Hunter Biden’s art dealings is the anonymous aspect of it which has the potential to open the door for him to be bought politically. That perception could taint his father President Biden as well. Adversaries such as China could potentially buy their way into the White House via Hunter Biden’s artwork.
Regardless, the optics of such an arrangement are very bad and appear corrupt to not just the American public and our allies, but to the nation’s enemies as well.
Committee Republicans lack subpoena power because they’re in the minority currently, so unless Democrats join with them in the investigation, Tuesday’s letter is merely a non-binding request for information and will almost certainly be ignored.
People on social media also want answers on the shady art dealings of Hunter Biden:
Hunter Biden is a walking, talking national security risk!
— LPK (@LPK01225149) September 8, 2021
Biden crime family.
— Jay Frogg (@JayFrogg1) September 7, 2021
Hunter and Joe should have been investigated day 1
— DLKC (@bionicgrl55) September 7, 2021
Let me save yall some time…..It’s money laundering case.
— Gautam 🇮🇳 (@Gautamox7) September 7, 2021
It’s just money laundering to make it appears legit.
— EarnestTony (@TonyDonkya) September 8, 2021
Throw the deadbeat dad crackhead in jail
— Randall A. Fife (@Flyonedirector) September 7, 2021
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