Republicans grill Attorney General on Hunter Biden
RRepublicans lobbied Attorney General Merrick Garland over ethics concerns surrounding Hunter Biden’s art, which can be priced as high as $ 500,000, and other financial transactions during a judicial committee hearing in the House Thursday.
Representative Ken Buck presented a painting recently sold by the adult son of President Joe Biden and compared it to paintings by Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, costing $ 700,000 and $ 500,000 respectively.
VAN GOGH PAINTING STOLEN BY NAZIS IS EXPECTED TO SELL OVER $ 30 MILLION
âAnd you might think he did some sort of apprenticeship with a world famous artist, but you’d still be wrong if you thought that,â Buck said. “Or maybe he’s been selling his works for years – and again, unfortunately, you’d be wrong.”
Grilled on the subject, Garland said he would not answer questions about the investigations of any U.S. citizen.
Buck asked if he would appoint a special advocate, to whom Garland said he would take Buck’s request “under advisement.”
Federal officials are already leading a criminal tax investigation into Hunter Biden, and with the added concern of influence peddling in relation to his works, Buck noted that his office sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking Garland to name a special advocate to take charge of the investigation. Hunter Biden.
“It is now evident that President Biden could be directly involved in the ongoing investigations into his son’s money transfers and transactions, raising serious questions as to whether then-Vice President Joe Biden , was aware of and may have benefited from his son’s influence peddling operation. The letter reads, according to the New York Post.
Garland responded by saying he was unaware of Buck’s letter.
At another point in the hearing, Garland was faced with questions from GOP Representative Tom McClintock, who noted that alleged communications related to Hunter Biden indicated his finances were tied to those of the President.
Garland responded by saying he “was not going to comment on this investigation.”
Chinese business records indicate that Hunter Biden still appears to have a 10% stake in a Chinese government-linked company that has invested in US-sanctioned companies.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked on Oct. 4 about Hunter Biden’s stake in the investment firm, to which she replied “he has worked to reduce that.”
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Earlier this month, Hunter Biden hosted an art exhibit in Hollywood, with one of his guests being Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. At his show in Los Angeles, Biden sold at least five art prints to unspecified buyers for $ 75,000 each.
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