Georges Bergès, Hunter Biden’s art dealer — was questioned behind closed doors by House Republicans on Tuesday, which revealed that several Democratic donors were also the buyers of many of his paintings.
When Biden’s dealer was asked about the donors who purchased paintings from the president’s son on Tuesday, he curtly responded, “No comment.” Bergès, who also owns an art gallery in his namesake, was confronted by reporters in the Capitol Hill complex.
One reporter innocently asked, “ Mr. Bergès… can you tell me which donors bought the paintings?” Bergès again replied, “No comment.” The investigation of Hunter Biden’s art dealings exposed the buyers of the paintings as several Democratic donors, including Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali and Kevin Morris.
Naftali purchased one of his paintings in February 2021 for $42,000 and another in December 2022 for $52,000. He was coincidentally appointed to serve on the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad between the time of purchasing the first and second painting.
A letter was subsequently sent to Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer in August of 2023, with Naftali’s attorneys attempting to discredit the “numerous false allegations” that were cited concerning her connection to Hunter and President Biden. The letter also stated:
“Any insinuation that her purchase of art was unusual or somehow improper is entirely unsupported. … To be clear, Ms. Naftali purchased the artwork solely because she liked the art, and the prices were reasonable … never at any time did she have direct or indirect contact with anyone at the White House regarding any art purchased.”
Kevin Morris joined Hunter Biden today for his stunt.
Morris is making a documentary on Hunter.
Was today’s charade done for the film? pic.twitter.com/ANpK1RlHs8
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) January 10, 2024
Dem donor and Biden art enthusiast Morris is reported to be a personal friend of Hunter’s; however, it was also revealed in October that Morris had previously purchased a chunk of the president’s son’s stake in Chinese investment company Bohai Harvest RST.
By doing this, Morris took on $250,000 worth of debt from a Chinese business loan Hunter Biden wasn’t able to pay back, which listed President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware as the “beneficiaries” address. It is also reported Morris has been the primary buyer of Hunter’s artwork and has helped him out with his mounting legal troubles.
According to reports, Bergès has received around $875,000 from Morris for Biden’s artwork, however, Bergès has previously stated he refuses to ever reveal who Hunter Biden’s buyers were. That being said, Bergès has admitted that Hunter knows the “identities of the individuals” who had bought 70% of his artwork.