Having failed to get a response to his September 7th letter to Hunter Biden‘s art agent and gallery host, George Berges, Rep. James Comer is turning up the pressure to get transparency about just who will be purchasing the paintings of the president’s son, and for how much.
The top Republican on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a follow-up letter to Berges on Wednesday, reminding Berges that his missed Tuesday’s Congressional deadline to provide information that Comer requested earlier this month.
According to a report in the New York Post:
[Comer is] insisting that [Berges] provide documents about the ethical arrangements worked out with the White House and brief the panel on the potential buyers who attended the opening, and the purchasers of the younger Biden’s work.
“The documents requested from you will inform and are pertinent to our oversight of any attempts to seek improper influence with the Biden Administration by anonymous benefactors, and understanding the process you are purportedly undertaking to shield the Administration from any influence by those procuring Mr. Biden’s art,” Comer wrote in the letter, which was sent on Thursday.
“Additionally, your documents and information could inform legislation related to ethics regulations,” the congressman continued.
The Wall Street Journal also editorialized today about Comer’s efforts to extract information from Berges.
“Democrats don’t appear eager to poke into Hunter’s secret art sales,” the editors wrote. “Yet the questions aren’t idle. Who might be quietly preparing $500,000 for Hunter’s bank account?”