Hunter Biden’s new career as a highly paid artist has ‘influence peddling scam’ written all over it.
First, we were told that the buyers of Hunter’s art would be anonymous so that there would be no impropriety. Now we are told that he will actually meet with potential buyers.
And the White House is going all out to defend this as perfectly normal.
FOX News reports:
Psaki defends Hunter Biden’s participation in art shows: ‘No scenario’ in which buyers can ‘provide influence’
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday defended Hunter Biden’s plans to meet with potential buyers of his art, saying the fact that the actual buyers will be anonymous will prevent the appearance of any “undue influence” in the administration.
“He’s not going to have any conversations related to the selling of art,” Psaki said during her daily press briefing. “That will be left to the gallerist, as was outlined in the agreement that we announced just a few weeks ago. We believe this is a reasonable system that has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within appropriate safeguards.”
The comments follow a report by CBS News that the 51-year-old son of Biden will attend two art shows later this year in New York City and Los Angeles, where his paintings could sell for as much as $500,000.
The White House said Thursday that any buyers of the art will remain anonymous, except to the gallerists, and that Biden will not discuss “anything related to the selling of art.”
Even Obama’s ethics chief said this looks bad. Watch:
WATCH: Obama ethics chief Walter Shaub says Hunter Biden’s art selling scheme “sure looks like profiting off the presidency.”
“The problem is they are buying it from the president’s son at prices that you would never see for a first-time art sale." pic.twitter.com/bEtCJ9Rr0r
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 23, 2021
Democrats and the media would lose their minds if it was Donald Trump Jr. doing this.
You know it and so do they.