Rep. James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has demanded Hunter Biden’s art dealer to testify before Congress in February.
Many critics have expressed concern about Hunter Biden suddenly selling his low-quality art for large sums of money, especially considering his past of corrupt business dealings.
Comer previously demanded that Hunter Biden’s art dealer, Georges Bergès, testify in Congress, but his comments fell on deaf ears because Republicans had not yet regained control of the House.
Now that Republicans are in the majority, Comer officially has the option to compel Bergès’ testimony through subpoena power.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden’s son has sold at least five paintings for a shocking $75,000 to anonymous buyers in 2021. The price tags for Hunter Biden’s art pieces have also shot up to $500,000.
Like many critics, Comer argued that the art is actually a stand-in for bribery payments.
“Why would anyone pay Hunter Biden top dollar for artwork that is arguably worthless? He’s no Pablo Picasso,” the Kentucky Republican tweeted on Wednesday. “Foreign adversaries, including China, have used transactions involving sham art sales to launder money & evade sanctions.”
🚨 Why would anyone pay Hunter Biden top dollar for artwork that is arguably worthless? He’s no Pablo Picasso.
Foreign adversaries, including China, have used transactions involving sham art sales to launder money & evade sanctions. @GOPoversight will get answers. @WSJ 👇🏼 https://t.co/TAW5IfpMGo
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) January 25, 2023
Comer has been expressing these concerns for some time now, telling Breitbart News in 2022 that he is 95% sure that the people purchasing Hunter Biden’s art are Chinese buyers — which could potentially implicate the president.
“With respect to China, since Joe Biden’s been president, that we didn’t even talk about in the press conference, was the fact that Hunter became an artist for a week if you’ll remember, and he sold some very expensive artwork,” the Republican congressman said.
Comer is currently investigating Hunter Biden for several violations, including wire fraud and money laundering. These investigations have led to the congressman seeking bank records for the president’s son — where 150 suspicious wire transfers have already been flagged by U.S. banks regarding the Biden family’s business dealings in foreign nations, including China.
Meanwhile, Hunter Biden’s art dealer has a history of conducting business in China. In 2015, Bergès expressed his plan to be the “lead” Chinese art dealer.
“My plan is to be the lead guy in China; the lead collector and art dealer discovering and nurturing talent from that region,” Bergès stated. “I plan to find and discover and bring to the rest of the world those I consider China’s next generation of modern artists.”
Who’s buying Hunter Biden’s art?
@RepJamesComer is calling on Georges Bergès to provide information about Hunter’s secret art sales.
Americans need answers and transparency.https://t.co/mvsbcOkpvK
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) January 25, 2023