Oversight Committee investigating Hunter Biden's art sales

 January 27, 2023

Questions have emerged concerning Hunter Biden's painting career, with a new report from Breitbart revealing that he earns five times the typical salary of an American artist. 

According to an article published on Wednesday, Biden took in some $375,000 through the sale of five paintings in 2021 to unnamed buyers.

House Oversight Committee chair demands answers from art gallery owner

Meanwhile, the employment website Indeed states that the average annual wage of an artist that year was only $73,013.

Biden's highly lucrative art career has also caught the attention of Republicans, including House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer.

Comer addressed the issue in a letter sent to art gallery owner Georges Bergès on Wednesday in which he demanded any record of communication between his business and either the White House or Hunter Biden. He also sought the names of those who purchased Biden's art work, noting that their identities and affiliations remain unknown.

"Despite being a novice artist, Hunter Biden received exorbitant amounts of money selling his artwork," Comer pointed out.

GOP congressmen is "95% sure" Biden's art buyers are Chinese

"For over a decade, the Biden family has profited from Joe Biden’s positions as a public official," the Kentucky congressman continued.

"Your arrangement with Hunter Biden raises serious ethics concerns and calls into question whether the Biden family is again selling access and influence," he went on to assert.

Breitbart recalled how in a 2022 interview, Comer told the website that he is "95% sure" that Biden's art patrons are Chinese.

What's more, Comer also discussed the issues surrounding Hunter Biden's art sales during an appearance on Thursday with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Committee chairman: "We're just trying to trace the money"

When Hannity asked whether Congress knows whether or not Biden's art has been purchased by China or other hostile regimes, Comer admitted that the body has "no idea."

"That's why we've asked the art gallery owner in New York where he's been doing business to come to the Oversight Committee and sit down for a transcribed interview," the lawmaker explained.

"We believe this is very important knowledge that we need in our influence peddling investigation," he stressed, adding, "We're just trying to trace the money, Sean."

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