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The top Republican on the House Oversight Committee wrote a letter to Hunter Biden’s art dealer requesting communications between the two as well as information about the individuals interested in purchasing the younger Biden’s paintings.

Representative James Comer (R., Ky.) said in a press release that the high prices sought by dealer Georges Bergès for Hunter’s paintings and buyers’ anonymity raise ethics concerns. Bergès, who once expressed a desire to become China’s leading art dealer, has priced the paintings from $75,000 to up to $500,000.

“Mr. Biden made clear his opinion of those who would evaluate his motives, saying “f— ‘em” on a recent podcast,” Comer wrote. “This is an insult to all other artists—those who have trained and worked for years to establish themselves in the art world. Given Mr. Biden’s previous roles as lawyer, lobbyist, and ill-defined executive for an international fossil fuel corporation, the latest chapter in—as you describe it—his “heroic journey” is subject to skepticism.”

According to a deal arranged by the White House, Bergès would conceal the buyers’ identities from Hunter and from the public at large.

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