A judge in Arkansas suggested on Monday that Hunter Biden's art dealer, Georges Bergès, could be subpoenaed to disclose the prices of his paintings sold to anonymous purchasers.
The judge made his suggestion during a child support hearing between the president's son and the mother of his child, Lunden Roberts, according to Breitbart News.
The presiding judge criticized Hunter Biden for "sealing and redacting" his financial information, including the income he earned from selling art as an amateur painter to anonymous buyers for up to $500,000, the financial records were at issue in a paternity case he reopened in 2022 in an effort to reduce his child support payments.
“The ability to redact is somewhat being abused,” the judge chided Hunter. “I’m seeing a lot of things filed, especially by Mr. Biden’s counsel, sealing things, redacting things, that are not confidential.”
Clint Lancaster, the mother's attorney, stated that Hunter had concealed information on his tax returns referencing a $9 million investment in a Chinese entity and valuations of his art, as well as the identities of the buyers.
“He’s wrong, that’s not what it states,” Hunter Biden’s attorney disputed the disclosure.
The judge stated that the dispute over the disclosure was a compelling reason for the president's son to disclose his finances.
She then suggested that the mother's counsel could subpoena Hunter's art dealer, Georges Bergès, to acquire some of the information, stating that it was "incredible" that Hunter Biden was unable to provide any art prices, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Following the discussion, the judge ordered Hunter Biden to respond in writing to the questions of Roberts' attorney and to sit for an interview under oath in the coming months to disclose information about the family's international business ventures and his art sales to anonymous purchasers.
The attorneys for Hunter Biden asserted that the 12 reported art transactions were clandestine and that the identities of the buyers were concealed.
James Comer (R-KY), chief of the House Oversight Committee, requested in January that Bergès testify before Congress and provide pertinent information regarding the art sales. Comer informed Breitbart News in 2022 that he is 95 percent certain that Chinese purchasers are purchasing Hunter's artwork, potentially implicating President Joe Biden.
Bergès, who has a history of conducting business in China, informed Comer, via his hired counsel, that he will not divulge information about Hunter's art transactions because they are intended to be confidential — the very issue about which Comer has expressed concern.
A source familiar with Comer's investigation told Breitbart News that the committee has not yet subpoenaed Bergès, but will contact his attorney "soon."
In April, Hunter Biden resumed selling paintings to anonymous purchasers in New York City, reviving the enigma surrounding his art sales.