Hunter Biden’s paintings have been bought by a top Democratic donor and the lawyer who has caught smoking a bong during a visit from the First Son last week, a bombshell new report has revealed.
Despite a White House promise that all purchasers’ identities would be kept a secret, two names have been revealed: Los Angeles-based real estate investor and Democratic donor Elizabeth Hirsch Naftali and Hollywood attorney Kevin Morris.
In July 2022, eight months after Hunter’s exhibition opened in New York City, Joe Biden appointed Naftali to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. It’s not clear whether she had already purchased the art at that time.
Hunter’s Hollywood ‘fixer’ lawyer Morris was seen smoking on the balcony of his Malibu home last week and loaned the president’s son $2million to help him pay back taxes.
When Hunter Biden first announced he would make a high-dollar foray into the art world, the Biden team promised the identities of those who purchased Hunter’s art would remain anonymous. On the campaign trail, Joe Biden promised an ‘absolute wall’ between his duties as president and his family’s business dealings.
In 2021, Hunter made his debut at a ritzy New York art gallery, where the sticker price clocked in on some of his amateur pieces at $500,000.
The White House said at the time the buyers had been vetted and their identity was only known to the gallery – suggesting Hunter’s latest business venture would not become a way to sell White House influence.
But Hunter Biden did in fact learn the identity of two of his collectors, according to an Insider report that cites three people with direct knowledge of Biden’s art career.
Membership of the commission Naftali was appointed to is unpaid and often filled by friends and allies of the president, much like ambassadorships.
Naftali is prominent in California Democratic circles. She’s given some $13,000 to the Biden campaign and has donated $29,700 to the Democratic National Campaign Committee this year.
Last year she hosted a fundraiser that was headlined by Vice President Kamala Harris.