Hunter Biden knew the identity of the art collectors who purchased his art, issued a statement by Republican James Comer says. If proved as truth, this goes against a purported ethics agreement from the White House. Overall, it was in focus when in 2021 when Biden made his debut as an exhibiting artist.
Avoiding Political Conflicts of Interest
As other media reports show, there was an agreement between the White House, Hunter Biden and his art dealer. Overall, the deal was to to maintain anonymity of the sales agreements and the identities of both prospective and final buyers. The goal was to make sure that Hunter Biden and the general public won’t be able to identify the bidders or buyers of his artwork.
In this way avoiding political conflicts of interest is managable. But, the gallerist representing president’s son, Georges Bergès, said “there is no White House ethics agreement”. He pointed out that he never claimed that such an arrangement existed. Also, he denied ever having any meetings with the White House to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.
Comer, Kentucky-based Republican chairman of previously mentioned commitie released a statement on January 9 after Bergès’s encounter with the committee. . He called Biden’s art career “amateur”, describing it “an ethics nightmare”. Besides this statement, there is also committie’s publication suggesting finding H. Biden in contempt of Congress, for neglecting to appear for a December deposition.
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Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali and Kevin Morris
This is a part of the Republicans’ larger strategy to link the president’s impeachment effort to H. Biden’s business transactions. Biden rejected any relationship between his company and his father. But, o Comer’s statement dated January 9 described how Berges admitted the younger Biden knew, who bought almost seventy percent of his valuable artwork.
He claims the purchasers were Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali, a philanthropist and real estate mogul headquartered in Los Angeles, and Kevin Morris, a renowned Hollywood lawyer rumoured to be a financial supporter of H. Biden. The statement added that both are reportedly Democratic donors. According to reports, Bergès and the White House prepared an ethical strategy in 2021, which was in violation of the transcript of their conversation.
t was widely reported at the time that “purchases of H. Biden’s artwork…will be kept confidential from even the artist himself”. “The White House’s ‘ethics’ agreement regarding Hunter Biden’s art was a sham”, noted Comer’s statement. “The Biden White House appears to have deceived the American people about facilitating an ethics agreement governing the sale of Hunter Biden’s art”.