Say this about Hunter Biden: He literally has no shame.
In fact, you can count on some new unsavory, gross, weird or unethical story featuring the first son weekly.
Here’s the latest. He is selling his collection of artwork collection from his college days. They will be sold at auction, and the prices will range between $75,000- and $500,000.
Wait, you might be saying to yourself, “I didn’t know Hunter Biden was an artist.”
Here’s a reason for the confusion: he’s not an artist.
The potential for corruption is absolutely staggering, and it’s caught the eye of many adults in the room, including President Obama’s ethic chief, who torched the wannabe Picasso Monday on Fox News.
Walter Shaub’s job was to keep an eye out for potential corruption, irregularities and illegal activity. Let’s just say his internal radar is operating on a code red level from what he knows about what Hunter is doing. He said this whole arrangement has a “shameful and gritty feeling to it.”
Shaub was just warming up.
“The notion of a president’s son capitalizing on that relationship by selling art at obviously inflated prices and keeping the public in the dark about who’s funneling money to him has a shameful and grifty feel to it.
Because the auction is being done anonymously, meaning there’s no way for the public to know who the buyers are, the potential for corruption, bribery, influence-peddling, whatever you want to call it is through the roof.
“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 for the art dealer, Georges Berges (who was jailed in California in the 90s for assault and making terroristic threats) and Hunter Biden to disclose the identity of the purchasers. Probably not going to happen.
Here’s more from Shaub. “But I also think it’s ridiculous that Hunter Biden is even going forward with this sale as a first-time artist. He can’t possibly think anyone is paying him based on the quality of the art. This smells like an attempt to cash in on a family connection to the White House.”
Smoking crack. Laptop computers. Lucrative overseas board seats. Dating your dead brother’s wife.
I guess you can now add world-renowned artist to his unique resume.
Here’s the craziest part of the story. There are some art experts who have gone on record as saying the artwork is good, and Hunter has some talent. If that were the case, logic dictates he would be selling the artwork in the the open, where the buyers are known, could be vetted, and aren’t looking for a favor in return.