Oversight Panel Wants Testimony From Hunter’s Art Dealer Next Month

President Joe Biden gives a thumbs up as he boards Air Force One with his son Hunter Biden at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. The President is traveling to Kiawah Island, S.C., for vacation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

At a glance

  • House Republicans on Wednesday pushed for details about sales of Hunter Biden‘s artwork, an early move as they step up an investigation into the business dealings of President Biden’s son.
  • In a letter, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability renewed a request that Republican lawmakers had previously made while in the minority to the younger Mr. Biden’s art dealer, Georges Bergès.
  • House Republicans said Mr. Bergès hadn’t responded to previous requests, but now that they have the majority, their latest demand could carry more weight and presage a congressional subpoena that would ratchet up the pressure on the New York City gallery owner to cooperate with the inquiry.
  • “Despite being a novice artist, Hunter Biden received exorbitant amounts of money selling his artwork, the buyers’ identities remain unknown, and you appear to be the sole record-keeper of these lucrative transactions,” wrote Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, in the letter to Mr. Bergès.

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