Documents obtained by Business Insider have revealed that Hunter Biden’s artwork has generated sales of at least $1.3 million, with one prominent buyer being a Democratic donor who was appointed to a prestigious commission by President Joe Biden.
Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali’s Purchase:
According to the documents, Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali, a real estate investor from Los Angeles and a significant Democratic donor, purchased Hunter Biden’s artwork.
Commission Appointment and Timing of Purchase:
Naftali was appointed by President Biden to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad in July 2022, which was eight months after Hunter Biden’s first art opening. However, the exact timing of Naftali’s purchase in relation to her appointment remains unclear.
Naftali’s Donations and Campaign Support:
As a prominent Democratic donor, Naftali has contributed over $200,000 to the Biden Victory Fund during the 2020 election cycle and over $30,000 to the Democratic National Committee in the current year. She has also made the maximum donation of $3,300 to the Biden campaign twice in April.
Identity of Another Artwork Buyer Concealed:
The documents also reveal that another buyer acquired Hunter Biden’s artwork for $875,000, but their identity has not been disclosed.
Responses and Comments Sought:
Abe Lowell, Biden’s counsel, has stated that the gallery is responsible for pricing and sales and does not disclose the names of the purchasers to Hunter Biden.
Investigation Amid Federal Probe into Hunter Biden:
This report comes as the House Oversight Committee, House Judiciary Committee, and House Ways and Means Committee conduct a joint investigation into the federal inquiry regarding Hunter Biden and any potential influences on prosecutorial decisions.
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