White House says Hunter Biden ‘has the right to pursue an artistic career’ by selling $500,000 ‘artwork’ to anonymous buyers, despite CCP links

Despite worries that Hunter Biden remains financially engaged with “CCP [Chinese Communist Party]-linked firms,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki claimed Friday that Hunter Biden “has the right to pursue an artistic career” by selling “artwork” to unnamed bidders for as much as $500,000.

“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,” Psaki stated. “He has the right to pursue an artistic career just like any child of the president has the right to pursue a career.”

The Biden administration is said to have assisted negotiations regarding a transaction that would allow buyers of Hunter’s paintings to stay anonymous, raising concerns about bribery and money being traded for influence. 

For example, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) raised concerns about Hunter’s sale of high-priced artwork to unknown organizations stating on Twitter, “Some very tough ethical questions about whether the president’s son, who is still investing in CCP-linked firms, should take $500,000 in payment (bribes) for his ‘artwork.’ Better consult the experts on this one!”

“All interactions regarding the selling of art and the setting of prices will be handled by professional gallerists, adhering to the highest industry standards,” Psaki insisted. “And any offer out of the normal course will be rejected out of hand and the gallerists will not share information about buyers or prospective buyers, including with Hunter Biden or the administration.”

Biden’s artwork includes “geometric abstractions, filled with patterns and somewhat hallucinogenic,” notes Artnet.