(SNews) – Despite President Joe Biden claiming there would be an “absolute wall” between his official duties and his family’s business dealings, a new report from Insider showed Joe told another fib.
Hunter Biden did learn the identity of two buyers of his art and you will not be surprised to learn that one of them got a favor from the Biden White House.
The buyer is Dem donor, Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali, a Los Angeles real estate investor and philanthropist. In July 2022, eight months after Hunter Biden’s first art opening, Joe Biden announced Hirsh Naftali’s appointment to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad.
According to Insider:
The Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad is a public agency charged with preserving European historical sites.
In the past, Hunter Biden has privately suggested that he could arrange to have friends seated on the commission. Eric Schwerin, Hunter Biden’s longtime business associate, was appointed to the same post by President Barack Obama in 2015.
An email apparently from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop written that year suggests that he had sway over Schwerin’s appointment. “Eric asked me for one of these the day after the election in 2008,” Biden wrote to a cousin, who had written inquiring about the possibility of a similar appointment for her mother.
In an emailed statement, Abbe Lowell, Hunter Biden’s counsel, said that Hunter Biden learned the identities of Hirsh Naftali and a second buyer after they had purchased his art through his gallery, because they were his friends. “
The gallery sets the pricing and handles all sales based on the highest ethical standards of the industry, and does not disclose the names of any purchasers to Mr. Biden,” Lowell wrote.
The Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad website says:
Elizabeth (Liz) Hirsh Naftali runs and owns a commercial real estate company in Los Angeles’ Fashion District.
She has served on the board of Oakwood School in North Hollywood since 2002 and was the Board Chair from 2012 to 2015.
She also currently serves on the board of the IKAR Shul in Los Angeles and the RAND Corporation Center for Middle East Public Policy.
In 2007, Hirsh Naftali developed BIG Giving, a philanthropic branch of the company she co-founded, BIG Shopping Centers, that primarily supports educational, developmental, and co-existence programs for Jewish and Arab children across Israel.
She remains active in her philanthropy in Israel working with the Tel Aviv Foundation and Babylonian Jewry Museum.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, Hirsh Naftali started the Make More Masks Campaign, producing and distributing over 100,000 masks to keep those most vulnerable in our communities safe.
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— Mattathias Schwartz (@Schwartzesque) July 24, 2023