CNN’s New Day host Briana Keilar spoke with former Obama Ethics Chief Walter Schaub about the national security risks the secret sale of Hunter Biden’s artwork poses for our nation.”You say Walter that the White House is outsourcing government ethics to an art dealer. Why?” Keilar asked.
“They’ve put an art dealer in charge of keeping a secret. And really, what he’s doing is keeping a secret from the public. Because eventually Hunter Biden or people in the White House will learn who it’s going to be,” Schaub told the CNN hosts. “In fact, Hunter Biden, we now know, is gonna be at two art showings where he will meet the universe of bidders on his art. So, they left that detail out when they told us they had no idea who was buying his art,” he explained.
The New Day CNN host attempted to sugarcoat the criminal nature of Hunter’s art-selling scheme by asking Mr. Schaub to explain what the “right way to do this might have been?”
“It really doesn’t matter if anyone likes his art or not. The question is, can you find anyone other than a president’s son who showed up on the scene and started selling for the cost of a house and a half?” the former Obama ethics chief asked.
CNN’s New Day host Briana Keilar asked if the American public “should we know” who the buyer/s of Hunter’s artwork is? Schaub responded, “It sure looks like profiting off the presidency.”
Let’s pretend this is 2016, and the burgeoning new artist is Donald Trump Jr. Does anyone actually believe CNN hosts would have the same flippant attitude about the secretive sale of the president’s son’s art for a half-million dollars?