Would it surprise you to learn that Hunter Biden’s art dealer is a criminal? I doubt it. And yes, the story is true.
I’m actually surprised that Hunter’s “art” dealer is not his drug dealer and a sex-trafficking pimp. Multi-tasking would save Hunter a lot of time.
As The Washington Free Beacon reports, Hunter has other “people” to satiate his impulses.
The art dealer who the White House has tapped to vet Hunter Biden’s art sales for ethical conflicts was sentenced to three months in jail in 1998 for threatening to stab a man to death and was later accused of defrauding an investor in a messy 2016 lawsuit, raising alarms with ethics watchdogs.
No harm, no foul. After all, no Russians or Ukrainians were harmed in the making of Biden’s fortune.
The article continues,
Georges Bergès, the gallery owner who is scheduled to host exhibitions of Hunter Biden’s paintings this fall, will be responsible for approving sales of the art works—which are priced between $75,000 and $500,000 and will be open to foreign buyers—according to the White House.
Court records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon shed additional light on Bergès’s legal history, which was first reported by the New York Post in January. Bergès was accused in May 1998 of assaulting a man with a knife and making death threats, according to charging documents filed in Santa Cruz County. According to prosecutors, Bergès threatened the victim “with the specific intent that the statement be taken as a threat” and “was so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate and specific as to convey to the victim a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution.”
How many interviews did this guy have to go through to carry Hunter’s “art”?
Frankly, I’d like to know how these two met. A crack house? A whore house? If Hunter were Don Jr., you can bet we would know a lot more about their relationship.
Put simply: Hunter Biden is a criminal and so is almost anybody associated with him.
Now, we learn government funding plays a role in all this. As part of the scamdemic, if you can imagine that.
The New York Post explains:
A federal COVID loan to the art gallery repping Hunter Biden more than doubled after his father took office, records show.
The Georges Berges Gallery initially received a $150,000 COVID “disaster assistance loan” from the Small Business Administration last year, according to public records.
But the loan was recently “revised,” with the SBA approving a further $350,000 to the SoHo gallery this summer, records show.
The approval came on July 26, in the lead-up to Berges’ exclusive marketing of 15 paintings by the president’s scandal-scarred son, public records show.
In addition to the COVID disaster assistance loans, the SoHo gallery received nearly $80,000 in two payments in April 2020 and February 2021 under the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, funds meant to help businesses keep up with paychecks to employees during the pandemic.
All tolled, $580,000 in taxpayer-funded COVID relief aid was doled out to a gallery with only two employees, according to SBA records.
And what did Berges have to say about all this? It was the standard leftist “no comment.”
The Big Stink
In fact, this art business might wind up being the biggest scandal to come from the Bidens. Just last week, images from Hunter’s art show in LA refreshed the ethics concerns surrounding this sham of a business.
Jeffry Cudlin, professor of art curatorial studies and practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art, said none of the art’s value is derived from the work itself.
“How much of that value is due to the art itself? That’s easy: None of it,” wrote Cudlin in an email to the Washington Examiner earlier this year. “They’re fine decorative amateur work. Hey, everybody needs a hobby!”