Obama ethics chief BLASTS Biden WH for helping Hunter profit off Biden’s service

The ethics chief in the Obama administration is blasting the Biden White House for hatching a plant to help Hunter Biden sell his artwork for BIG money to anonymous donors, essentially profiting off his father’s public service again.
First, here’s how the plan works, according to the Washington Post:
White House officials have helped craft an agreement under which purchases of Hunter Biden’s artwork — which could be listed at prices as high as $500,000 — will be kept confidential from even the artist himself, in an attempt to avoid ethical issues that could arise as a presidential family member tries to sell a product with a highly subjective value.
Under an arrangement negotiated in recent months, a New York gallery owner is planning to set prices for the art and will withhold all records, including potential bidders and final buyers. The owner, Georges Bergès, has also agreed to reject any offer that he deems suspicious or that comes in over the asking price, according to people familiar with the agreement.
Biden’s art sale, expected to take place this fall, comes with potential challenges. Not only has Biden previously been accused of trading in on his father’s name, but his latest vocation is in a field where works do not have a tangible fixed value and where concerns have arisen about secretive buyers and undisclosed sums.
But the arrangement is drawing detractors, including ethics experts as well as art critics who suggest that Hunter Biden’s art would never be priced so high if he had a different last name. Bergès has said that prices for the paintings would range from $75,000 to $500,000.
“The whole thing is a really bad idea,” said Richard Painter, who was chief ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007. “The initial reaction a lot of people are going to have is that he’s capitalizing on being the son of a president and wants people to give him a lot of money. I mean, those are awfully high prices.”
A foreign government could front someone to make a purchase, Painter said, or lobbyists could try to buy the art to win goodwill from the White House. Art purchases are notoriously hard to track, and last year the Treasury Department warned that the secondary market for high-value art, and the anonymity of purchasers, could allow foreigners to circumvent sanctions and gain access to the U.S. economy.
The Biden crime family is trying to operate right under the noses of the American people, hatching a plan to trade on the elder Biden’s influence under the ruse of selling Hunter’s paintings for big dollars. I mean, that is exactly what this looks like and I can guarantee you that if this were President Trump and any of his sons doing the same thing, the media would be furious and scandalizing the hell out of this. But since this is Biden, nobody in the media gives a damn.
Here’s what Obama’s former ethics chief had to say about this on Twitter today:
“The White House has put its stamp of approval on the president’s son profiting off his father’s public service again”
I think he nailed it. The people who’ve purchased the art could easily disclose to the Biden crime family that they purchased the artwork. Or, as Painter said above, “a foreign government could front someone to make a purchase.”
This has all the makings of an ethics nightmare and not a single garbage media talking head will ever give to craps about this because, as Shaub noted, “we’re not supposed to criticize Biden”. It’s incredibly disgusting.
via therightscoop

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