Exposed! Hunter Biden’s art deal was — as suspected — another cash-for-access scheme by Hunter to trade off his father’s name.
On Tuesday, Hunter Biden’s Manhattan art dealer Georges Berges testified that — contrary to White House assertions — he never worked with them to ensure buyers of Hunter’s paintings would be anonymous. According to Berges, Hunter Biden knew the identity of at least 70 percent of the buyers, one of whom obtained a presidential appointment after a purchase.
Berges continued to counter White House claims when he testified that he talked to President Joe Biden on the phone, while he was representing his son in the art world.
So how much time did the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks devote to this latest bombshell on their Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning shows?
In a statement, on Tuesday, Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer called Biden’s “amateur art career” an “ethics nightmare” and added that the “vast majority” of Hunter’s artwork had been purchased by Democrat donors.
According to the Business Insider, Hunter Biden has pulled in $1.3 million from his “art” sales.
On January 9 the New York Post reported:
Hunter Biden’s Manhattan art dealer said Tuesday that he never worked with the White House on an ethics pact to ensure buyers would remain anonymous — and added that the top purchasers were known to the first son, contrary to prior claims from President Biden’s aides.
Georges Bergès also revealed that in addition to the lack of supposed anti-corruption safeguards he actually met and spoke on the phone with the president while repping his son, the House Oversight Committee said in a readout of a closed-door deposition.
The art dealer testified that Hunter, 53, knew who bought about 70% of his art — including Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali, who obtained works by the first son both before and after scoring a prestigious presidential appointment.
Bergès disclosed that he personally interacted with Joe Biden on multiple occasions, including at a closed-to-the-press White House wedding for Hunter’s daughter Naomi in 2022.
The high-stakes testimony came as the Oversight Committee spearheads an impeachment inquiry into whether the elder Biden was corruptly involved with his son and brother James’s foreign ventures while vice president.
Hirsh Naftali, who scored repeated visits to the White House during the timeframe in question, inked a $42,000 sale in February 2021, before her appointment that July by Joe Biden to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, and then another for $52,000 in December 2022.
Bergès also confirmed that the first son was aware that Hollywood lawyer Kevin Morris, who met Hunter at a political fundraiser in December 2019 before bankrolling his tax payments and living expenses, was his top patron, buying $875,000 worth of art in a January 2023 deal.
“The Biden White House appears to have deceived the American people about facilitating an ethics agreement governing the sale of Hunter Biden’s art,” Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said in a statement. “Hunter Biden’s gallerist never had any communication with the White House about such an agreement to make sure there was any sort of ethics compliance at all, and he provided information to the committee revealing how Hunter Biden’s amateur art career is an ethics nightmare.
“The vast majority of Hunter Biden’s art has been purchased by Democrat donors, one of whom was appointed by President Biden to a prestigious commission after she purchased Hunter Biden’s art for tens of thousands of dollars shortly after Joe Biden’s inauguration,” Comer added. “The White House has a lot of explaining to do about misleading the American people.”
The White House did not immediately offer comment on Bergès’ testimony. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre referred questions to the White House counsel’s office during her regular briefing. It was not immediately clear if Bergès comprehensively provided buyer information after previously refusing to do so. Bergès also told committee members during the closed-door deposition that Hollywood producer Lanette Phillips, who has hosted fundraisers for the elder Biden, introduced Hunter to Bergès.
Hunter Biden has sold at least $1.3 million in art as of this past July, according to Business Insider.
Once again the networks continue to run interference for the Biden administration and all of the Biden family scandals. Shameful.