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The Biden administration refuses to provide transparency about who the president is meeting in Delaware.
This comes on the heels of Americans learning the dark truth behind the president’s son, Hunter, and his shady art dealings.
“White House officials have helped craft an agreement” regarding “purchases of Hunter Biden’s artwork,” The Washington Post reported.
Now Fox News has confirmed that Hunter Biden’s art dealer said he wanted to be the “lead guy in China” in 2015. The White House is facing major scrutiny over Hunter Biden’s art dealings.
“You seriously can’t make this stuff up,” Isa Cox at Western Journal comments.
Meanwhile, Biden has visited Delaware well over a dozen times in the last six months. Reporters are asking for information about “how visits from visitors and from family members with potential conflicts of interest are being treated for the purposes of White House [inaudible] disclosure.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded, “No, I can confirm we are not going to be providing information about the comings and goings of the President’s grandchildren or people visiting him in Delaware.”
The reporter also asked about the White House supposedly limiting access to an event in the East Room for reporters.
“Well, one, I think we wanted to make it as transparent as possible and make the entire meeting available to everyone who isn’t just in this room,” Psaki claimed. “So, we are actually not discriminating against people who are covering the White House from outside of the White House briefing room.”
“Second, I would say we have spoken extensively to the arrangements that are not White House arrangements, they’re arrangements between Hunter Biden’s representatives and ones that we certainly were made aware of,” she added. “I don’t think I have anything to add in that regard.”
Watch the clip:
Psaki dodges all of these transparency questions from @NYPost's @StevenNelson10:
1. Why aren't all reporters allowed into the East Room for Biden remarks
2. Does the WH have any response to Walter Shaub's criticisms over Hunter's art
3. Visitor logs for Biden's Delaware trips pic.twitter.com/Yk1IwPlBpN
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 11, 2021
Georges Bergès is the owner of the Manhattan art gallery where Hunter Biden will be launching his new art career. Bergès said in 2015 that he wanted to be the “lead guy” in China’s burgeoning art world.
“Bergès the proprietor of the establishment where Hunter’s paintings could be listed for as much as $500,000 — an astronomical sum for any artist, let alone an amateur — but he was also touted by the White House as the person they have trusted to make sure that there’s no potential for influence peddling as Hunter Biden,” Western Journal comments.
The Washington Post reported earlier this month, “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.”
Fox News provides details on the shady deal:
The art dealer representing the president’s son has longstanding ties to China and said in 2015 that he wanted to be the art world’s “lead guy in China.”
Georges Berges, who is representing Hunter Biden as he ventures into the art world, has talked about his business dealings in China in the past, but his reported ties could pose an ethics issue as he sells Biden’s art to anonymous buyers.
A representative for Berges previously told Fox News that the sales of Biden’s art will be kept “confidential.” The White House has said they have an ethics plan in place to ensure the president’s son doesn’t know who buyers are, though Hunter has raised eyebrows with plans to attend art shows where potential buyers will be in attendance.
Berges said in a 2015 interview with Resident that he wanted to be the art world’s leader in China.
“My plan is to be the lead guy in China; the lead collector and art dealer discovering and nurturing talent from that region,” Berges said. “I plan to find and discover and bring to the rest of the world those I consider China’s next generation of modern artists.”
Isa Cox at Western Journal further questions Hunter’s stake in a Chinese private equity firm.
She writes, “Meanwhile, do not forget that Hunter Biden himself still owns stake in a Chinese private equity firm that the Biden camp promised he would unload before his father took office.”
“If he’s selling his paintings to CCP-linked buyers, I wonder how much the “big guy” is going to get this time — or how dangerous such a deal could be for our country?” Cox concluded.