Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) was criticized by the House Oversight Committee on Friday for defending Elizabeth Naftali, the art vendor for Hunter Biden, despite a subpoena issued in the House impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden. Goldman, an individual who has been approached by the committee in response to a subpoena issued by the committee in connection with its impeachment investigation of Joe Biden and Naftali,defended her.
James Comer Rips Dan Goldman for Defending Hunter Biden’s Subpoenaed Art Buyer https://t.co/cRNf980tpJ
— TestaDura (@TestaDolce) November 10, 2023
In July 2022, Hunter Biden's artwork was acquired by Naftali, a notable Biden donor and appointee to the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. The timing of Naftali's acquisition prior to or subsequent to her appointment to that position is unknown.
Goldman asserted that the subpoena issued by the committee represented a "new low" for House Republicans, as "Hamas is currently holding hostage Naftali's three-year-old niece." Goldman was criticized by the committee for "politicizing" a hostage situation, and the Democrat was urged to fulfill his oversight responsibilities by aiding in the "eradication of corruption."
"By purchasing Hunter Biden's artwork, Ms. Naftali not only contributed thousands of dollars to Rep. Goldman's campaign, but she also remains an important figure in the Biden family's influence peddling schemes," a committee spokesman told Breitbart News. "According to the Oversight Committee, Ms. Naftali is required to abide by the legal subpoena."
One notorious aspect of the art industry is its opaque business dealings. In 2020, a Senate subcommittee report expounded upon the manner in which the art market functions as a conduit for money laundering, underscoring the industry's dearth of regulatory oversight that renders it susceptible to exploitation for illicit purposes.
Five other subpoenas issued recently coincided with the one served upon Naftali by the committee. Hunter and James Biden, art dealer Georges Bergès, former CEFC China Energy Co. official Mervyn Yan, and "moneyman" Eric Schwerin were among them. It appears that the House Oversight Committee is conducting an exhaustive investigation into the entanglements surrounding the Biden family.
Therefore, despite the left's efforts to divert attention and create diversion regarding potential corruption and conflicts of interest, the fundamental inquiry persists: to what degree are the Biden family's connections entrenched, and are they being exploited to exert influence and power? The House Oversight Committee appears to be highly motivated to investigate the matter at hand, and they are not deterred by political posturing or absurd justifications. Follow along as this drama develops!