As part of a Hunter Biden attempt to get the amount of his child support to an unacknowledged, illegitimate child lowered, he may have to disclose to an Arkansas court the identities of the anonymous art buyers who paid $75,000 each for at least five of his paintings.
Biden has had Chinese-connected art dealer Georges Bergès selling the paintings, and another reportedly hangs in First Lady Jill Biden's office at the White House.
Congress has been investigating the sale of the paintings, and Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said he believes that Chinese officials have purchased the art as a backdoor way to gain access to President Joe Biden.
Now, as Biden tries to claim he doesn't have sufficient income to pay his current child support, the child's mother Lunden Roberts requested on December 27 the details of the art transactions.
If Biden did make hundreds of thousands of dollars selling his art, it would conflict with his statements that he did not have income to pay the support ordered.
Another factor in Biden's income is his considerable legal fees as he fights DOJ and congressional investigations. Those fees have been estimated at up to $100,000 per month by legal experts.
Prominent Miami artist Adam Thompson criticized the quality of Biden's art and said there was no good artistic reason to pay $75,000 per piece for it, other than influence peddling.
“If someone genuinely wanted art like Hunter’s, they could go to any rehab facility in the US that does art therapy and find something of equal or higher quality,” Thompson said. “The only value beyond that is the bribe and only a truly disgusting and corrupt person would display that in their home.”
The White House has defended the artwork sales as just a way for Hunter Biden to make a living.
“I can tell you that after careful consideration, a system has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards,” former press secretary Jen Psaki stated when news first broke of the sales. “He has the right to pursue an artistic career just like any child of the president has the right to pursue a career.”
Never mind that the art market has long been used for money laundering. Not coincidentally, Hunter Biden is being investigated for money laundering, among other activities like tax fraud and evasion and gun law violations.
Some believe he will soon be indicted on some of these grounds, but worry that an indictment will focus on charges that don't point to any business dealings intended to influence his father in order to provide cover for the president.
After all, it took nearly two years for most of the mainstream media to admit that the Hunter Biden laptop was authentic.
If they can delay any investigations that involve Joe Biden for another two years, they believe they might be able to get him re-elected before anything too damning comes out.