Former Obama Ethics Chief: Hunter Biden Selling Art Seems Like an Influence Buying Scam
Walter Schaub, who worked in the Office of Government Ethics from 2013 to 2017 under Obama, is not a fan of Hunter Biden selling his art for as much as half a million dollars per piece to anonymous buyers.
If you're defending this, you've lost your way. Come back into the light.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) June 21, 2021
Shaub also told Fox News:
“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. …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. At a minimum, the president should be asking his son not to go through with this auction.”
We Americans love to think of ourselves as superior to these ridiculously corrupt little tinpot dictatorships in South America where everything gets done with bribes. However, the same things happen here, it’s just that the amounts are much bigger and it’s done legally. Nobody would pay for Hunter Biden’s paintings or put him on the board of anything if he weren’t related to Joe Biden. Of course, he is related to Joe Biden and the people putting money in his hands are doing it because they believe he can influence his dad to do what they want him to do. Incidentally, given that Joe Biden has been enabling his parasitic son for his entire life, they’re probably right about that.
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