For months now, there have been fears that First Son Hunter Biden may be using his newfound, (and somehow lucrative), art career as a cover for influence peddling operations on an international stage.
The idea isn’t all that new; Hunter’s vast global presence seems to have come without any real expertise or qualifications, and some of the contents discovered on his “laptop from Hell” have rebuked claims made by his father that there was no intermingling of their disparate interests.
Now, adding fuel to the conspiratorial fire is a fresh refusal from Hunter’s art broker to come clean about the situation.
Hunter Biden’s Manhattan art dealer is refusing to provide any information about the buyers of the first son’s paintings to a congressional committee investigating the Biden family’s business dealings, The Post has learned.
In a Feb. 6 letter to Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, a lawyer for art dealer Georges Berges raises “concerns” about complying with the committee’s demands to see records about clients who have purchased Hunter’s work.
There could be consequences to the decision as well.
Refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena could result in a fine of up to $1,000 and up to a year in prison.
These refusals have come complete with a bizarre bit of illogical defense.
“Providing the documents and information requested in your letter seemingly would defeat the efforts of Mr. Biden and the White House to avoid the ‘serious ethics concerns’ that you raise,” writes Pittard, citing a July 2021 press briefing in which then-press secretary Jen Psaki laid out the ground rules for the sale of the art.
Psaki noted that one of the “safeguards” included maintaining the confidentiality of the buyers “because if the White House was not aware of those buyers, it would seem impossible for the administration to grant the buyers any favors based on the purchases,” Pittard notes.
Until Congress is allowed to delve into this potential national security threat, the nation will have no choice but to doubt whatever the “official” story is.
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