Former ethics chief to the Obama administration, Walter Shaub ripped President Biden over claims he has the “highest ethical standards of any administration in American history.” Shaub, the former director of Obama’s Office of Government Ethics, pointed to Hunter Biden’s recent dive into the art world as unethical and highly suspicious.
The Daily Wire reports:
“I certainly hope this is not a ‘prime example’ of the rigorous ethics because this is not rigorous. At some point, they have got to answer questions without deflecting by resorting to this increasingly tired talking point that they have the highest ethics of any administration,” Shaub said. “They can start by sharing this agreement they negotiated with the art dealer. Then, they can pledge to tell us about any contacts the administration has with any known buyers.”
Shaub added, “If they have time, they can tell us why they think it’s appropriate to profit off the presidency after complaining about the last guy doing exactly that.”
The administration previously said that Hunter Biden, the president, the administration, and even the American public would be kept from knowing the identities of the buyers of Hunter Biden’s artwork, which could go for as high as $500,000–an amount that has drawn criticism as it is significantly more expensive than what most artists seek for their first batch of artwork.
A new report revealed Hunter will be meeting with potential buyers beforehand,
“The shows, a small, private affair in Los Angeles and a larger exhibition in New York City will give Biden an opportunity to interact with potential buyers of his paintings, which the gallery expects to sell for as much as $500,000,” CBS News reported. “Asked whether Hunter Biden would attend both events, Georges Berges Gallery spokeswoman Robin Davis said, ‘Oh yes. With pleasure. He’s looking forward to it. It is like someone debuting in the world. And of course, he will be there.’”