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‘Shameful and Grifty Feeling to It’
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[That's an understatement! Dodgy as all hell I'd say]

Former Obama Ethics Chief: Hunter Biden’s Art Venture Has a ‘Shameful and Grifty Feeling to It’

Walter Shaub, who served as the Office of Government Ethics director under former President Obama, said Hunter Biden’s latest art venture has a “shameful and grifty feeling to it” and believes President Biden should “at a minimum” ask his son “not to go through with this auction” due to the suspicions of potential for pay-for-play corruption.

“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,” Shaub told Fox News this week.


“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,” the former ethics chief continued.

In this latest endeavor, Biden’s scandal-plagued son is working with Soho art dealer Georges Bergès, who reportedly has some ties to China. Bergès is expected to hold a private viewing for Hunter’s art in Los Angeles followed by an exhibition in New York later this year.
Bergès surmises Hunter’s pieces could range from 75,000 to $500,000, but others estimate they could go from even higher, selling for up to a million dollars due to his family name alone, prompting concerns of the potential for pay-for-play corruption.
“Anybody who buys it would be guaranteed instant profit. He’s the president’s son. Everybody would want a piece of that. The provenance is impeccable,” Alex Acevedo, owner of the Alexander Gallery in Midtown Manhattan, told the New York Post, noting that Hunter’s pieces would typically have a far lower range of $25,000 to $100,000 if not for his family name.

Adding to that concern is the fact that buyers of Hunter’s art will remain anonymous.
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