Many people were shocked when Hunter Biden, disgraced son of Joe Biden, announced he was entering the art world. A former businessman, with no art experience, was suddenly going to make paintings and sell them for big bucks. Even former Obama advisors said this was unethical and a conflict of interest for the White House.
But the administration claimed there was nothing to worry about. Even though they refused to reveal the identities of Hunter’s buyers—even those paying upwards of $500,000 for his “art.” Now, the White House appears to be betraying Hunter, by releasing a report exposing the shady underbelly of art sales.
From Daily Wire:
The report noted, “The markets for art and antiquities—and the market participants who facilitate transactions—are especially vulnerable to a range of financial crimes.”
“Built-in opacity, lack of stable and predictable pricing, and inherent cross-border transportability of goods sold, make the market optimal for illicit value transfer, sanctions evasion, and corruption,” the report added.
Oh, really? The White House just released a report claiming that the art world is often used by people to launder money and engage in all sorts of corrupt acts. The administration vows to use its resources to “hold accountable those who choose to engage in corruption.” Does that include Hunter Biden, a man who until this year never picked up a paintbrush?
Many worried that Hunter’s sudden interest in the art world was a front for some kind of pay-for-play scheme. Hunter could sell his ugly paintings for hundreds of thousands to powerful figures from around the world. Then, those folks would suddenly be able to gain access to Joe and his administration.
(Sounds familiar? It’s not that different from what Hillary Clinton was allegedly doing through her Foundation.)
The White House made the situation even worse by refusing to reveal the names of people buying Hunter’s art. So, Americans will never know who is making Joe Biden’s son rich. That makes it very easy for suspicious activity to go on. All this, from a White House that claims to be the “most transparent” in the history of our country.
Give me a break.
Not only that, but now the White House is lamenting the fact that the art world is often used as a front for criminals. Do they really expect us to buy their pearl-clutching? This sounds more like a pathetic attempt to convince Americans that Biden is really, very concerned with criminal activity in the art world.
So, naturally, Hunter must be above board, right? Wrong. This only throws more fuel on the fire that something fishy is going on.
- The White House released a report exposing corrupt activity in the art-buying world.
- The report ignores possible crimes committed by Hunter Biden, who recently began selling art.
- Ethics advisors warned that this situation would pose a conflict of interest for Joe Biden.
Source: Daily Wire