The President’s son is back in the news again, but this time it’s not related to his questionable business history.
Instead, the world is talking about Hunter Biden’s art, which has been garnering headlines across the country for weeks now.
However, one ethics boss is coming down hard on Hunter.
The ethics chief who served under former President Barack Obama weighed in on Hunter Biden selling his art at exorbitantly high prices.
Some sources say Biden might be able to sell his work for up to a half-million dollars to anonymous buyers.
And former Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub doesn’t like the feel of the whole thing.
In fact, he questioned how Hunter is going about it, and further slammed his decision to “keep the public in the dark.”
From Fox News:
Walter Shaub, the former Office of Government Ethics director under Obama, said that the lucrative arrangement has a ‘shameful and grifty feeling to it.’
Shaub added that “a president’s son capitalizing on that relationship by selling art at obviously inflated prices” just doesn’t sit right with him.
He further warned that there’s a problem by granting Hunter’s customers anonymity:
Just as hotel charges and real estate purchases created a risk of unknown parties funneling money to the Trump family for potentially unsavory purposes, Hunter Biden’s grotesquely inflated art prices create a similar risk of influence-seekers funneling money to the Biden family.
Shaub called on Biden’s art dealer, Georges Berges, to “disclose the identity of the purchasers” so the public can see if these buyers are “trying to gain access to the government.”
As for whether or not Hunter’s art is worth the price, Shaub had something to say about that, too.
He says the prices have nothing to do with the quality, but instead it “smells like an attempt to cash in on a family connection to the White House.”
Biden family critics would probably agree.
In regards to the President, Shaub says Joe Biden absolutely shouldn’t allow his son to continue with this business endeavor:
At a minimum, the president should be asking his son not to go through with this auction.
Many have accused Hunter Biden (and other members of the President’s family) of basically using Joe’s position to enrich their lives.
This started with the accusation that Hunter only got the overseas Burisma position because of his then-Vice President father.
Now this comes around — and Shaub probably isn’t the only ethics expert to rip the idea.
- Former White House ethics director slammed Hunter Biden for his art selling, which he called “grifty and shameful.”
- Walter Shaub called on Hunter’s art dealer to disclose the identities of the buyers.
- He also demanded that Joe Biden ask his son “not to go through with the auction.”
Source: Fox News