The former director of Obama’s Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub blasted the Biden administration over reports that it had enabled the president’s son, Hunter Biden, to sell “outrageously” priced art while maintaining the secrecy of the buyers’ identities.
“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 Washington Post reported.
“Biden’s art sale, expected to take place this fall, comes with potential challenges,” the publication reported. “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.”
According to the Post, the deal would keep the purchases secret “even from the artist himself.”