'Money Laundering?' Netizens Suspicious of White House Deal for Sale of Hunter Biden's Art
"After careful consideration, a system has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
Great questions from @CBSNews's @Weijia Jiang to Jen Psaki about whether the White House had "any role in crafting the sales agreement with the NY Gallery" to hide the identity of people who purchase Hunter Biden's art.— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 9, 2021.
Psaki confirms it out of a need for "reasonable safeguards" pic.twitter.com/rrgIgTQfzp
"I think it would be challenging for an anonymous person who we don't know and Hunter Biden doesn't know to have influence," Psaki said.
The idea’s that even Hunter won’t know, but the WH has outsourced government ethics to a private art dealer. We’re supposed to trust a merchant in an industry that’s fertile ground for money laundering, as well as unknown buyers who could tell Hunter or WH officials? No thanks./2— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) July 8, 2021
"I don’t paint from emotion or feeling, which I think are both very ephemeral. For me, painting is much more about kind of trying to bring forth what is, I think, the universal truth," said Biden.
Relying on independent gallerists to prevent influence peddling AND money laundering concerns is dangerous. AML/BSA seems to be almost automatically an issue here.— Frazer Rice (@frazerrice) July 9, 2021
a "child of the President" making money makes Hunter sound like a 12 year old wanting to mow neighborhood lawns.— ChrisPaulRoney (@ChrisPaulRoney) July 9, 2021
Although tax laws can be tricky, it would be possible for an art investor to pay $500,000 for a work of art from Hunter and then sell it for $5,000. The tax loss on the sale would be a way of making Biden family bribes tax deductible.— TomfromLA (@TomfromL) July 9, 2021
Nothing stops the purchaser from letting Biden know he has purchased one of Hunter’s art works. The public will be left in the dark.— Charles (@csmccalliv) July 9, 2021
Regardless of who crafted the “plan,” it’s a total joke. All this family has ever done is trade on the Biden name to line their pockets. Why would this new scheme be any different?— Debra Howell (@DebraHo56974547) July 9, 2021
money laundering— infoCivic 🇺🇸 (@realinfoCivic) July 10, 2021
Why does the family of Presidents feel the need to do this?— Jeff DeCola (@JeffDeCola) July 9, 2021
Wait at least till they're out of office and then sell your crappy art or shoes or whatever.
But then again, I can't really blame them. A few million doing nothing is hard to pass up. 'Murica!!