One of the purchasers of Hunter Biden’s somewhat amateur “artwork” was a prominent Democratic supporter who President Biden chose for a prestigious position. This “patron of the arts” purportedly contributed to Hunter’s sales, bringing in more than 1.3 million dollars.
The purchaser is Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali, an investor in the Los Angeles real estate market.
In July 2022, some eight months after the debut of the first son’s artwork, President Biden named Hirsh Naftali to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. It would be interesting to know whether she purchased before or after being chosen for the prestigious position. It is still, however, possible that a purchase of artwork afterward would be a condition of the pay-for-play arrangement.
So far in 2019, Naftali has donated over $30,000 to the Democratic National Committee and over $200,000 to the Biden Victory Fund for the 2020 election cycle, making her a major Democratic contributor. Both of these developments occurred in 2020. In addition, in April of this year, she donated $6,900 to the Biden campaign, splitting it into two installments of $3,300.
Business Insider has uncovered documentation showing that an anonymous buyer paid $875,000 for a piece of art by Hunter Biden.
According to Abe Lowell, Biden’s attorney, the gallery “sets the pricing and handles all sales based on the industry’s highest ethical standards, and it does not disclose the names of any purchasers to Mr. Biden.” These rules of engagement do not make impossible a sketchy payola-type scheme.
Coinciding with the study’s release is a combined examination of the federal probe against Hunter Biden by the House Oversight Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee. The investigation is trying to determine whether political considerations had any role in the prosecution’s choices.