UPDATED 6:29 PM PT – Thursday, July 22, 2021
The White House has defended Hunter Biden’s latest business venture, which involves selling so-called art though a Chinese-linked gallerist. On Thursday, Joe Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed Hunter will not be directly involved in sales of his art, which would prevent any conflicts of interest.
However, reports found Hunter would meet with prospective buyers at his art exhibitions, which may amount to the sale of political influence on his father, Joe. Psaki has denied such claims.
Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki calls Hunter Biden's meeting with potential “anonymous” art buyers “reasonable” pic.twitter.com/c3ehNZ7cQq
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“I would reiterate that the gallerist will be the only person that handles transactions or conversations in that vein and will reject any offer that is out of the ordinary,” explained Psaki. When asked about the lack of transparency with the buyers, Psaki claimed she nor Hunter would know who they were.
Critics have said Hunter’s paintings have questionable artistic value, but undisclosed buyers are willing to pay as much as $500,000 for them.