Hunter Biden’s Art Sale Allegations, Explained

Hunter Biden attends an official state dinner in honor of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on June 22, 2023. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP)

Congressional Republicans are adding another entry to their ongoing list of Hunter Biden investigations: his burgeoning interest in art. Last week, Business Insider published a report alleging that Hunter Biden knew the identity of at least two individuals who purchased his paintings—a claim that, if true, violates the White House’s 2021 pledge that the president’s son wouldn’t have access to information about his buyers. 

Further complicating matters, one of the alleged buyers, Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali, was appointed last year by President Joe Biden to a government commission working to preserve European historical sites.

The situation has drawn “pay-to-play” accusations, and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton referred to the art sales as “bribes for the Biden family, approved by the president.” On Saturday, the House Oversight Committee demanded to see documents related to the sales.

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