Psaki defends Hunter Biden selling ‘art’ through China-tied dealer

MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 20: In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by DNCC via Getty Images) (Photo by Handout/DNCC via Getty Images)

In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Hunter Biden addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020. (DNCC via Getty Images)

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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.

“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.

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