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Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden is about to come under more scrutiny than he ever has before.

That is because Republican members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee have started investigating “possible undue White House influence” involved with the coming sale of some of Hunter’s artwork, CBS News reported.

Kentucky Rep. James Comer penned a letter to Georges Bergès, the gallerist who is handling the sales of Biden’s paintings, requesting that he give the committee documents pertaining to his communications with Hunter and the White House by September 21.

“The New York Times recently profiled your gallery regarding its sale of paintings by Hunter Biden, who overnight has become an artist and member of the avant-garde. As you are undoubtedly aware, the president’s son selling artwork has generated numerous questions surrounding the ethics and propriety of such actions. The Committee has previously requested documents and information from the White House, and as owner of the art gallery selling Mr. Biden’s work, we write to request documents and information from you,” the Congressman said in the letter.

“The Georges Bergès Gallery, described by the Times as ‘a relatively little-known newcomer’ to New York’s art scene, will sell fifteen works from the ‘fledgling artist,’ Mr. Biden, who ‘happens’ to be the president’s son. Though the White House has attempted to allay concerns about the appearance of selling access to the president by developing guidelines for your gallery, these guidelines actually create more obscurity for the buyers of Mr. Biden’s compositions, each of which—at their lowest prices—exceeds the median annual income for the American household.  According to the Times, the prices, ranging from $75,000 to $500,000, are an “eyebrow raiser” and involve sums that other artists—with ‘real careers’—may not even ‘sell . . . cumulatively over 10 years.’

“The prices your gallery has set for these pieces by a new, untrained, celebrity artist are unprecedented. One New York art adviser said such prices are ‘sort of insulting to the art ecosystem, as if anyone could do it.’ Mr. Biden himself admitted that he would be ‘amazed if [his] art had sold for $10.’ The prices your gallery will be charging for Mr. Biden’s work are thousands of times greater than the artist’s own valuation of his work, underscoring the prices you chose and raising further questions about possible influence-seeking by those purchasing the art,” he said.

“Mr. Biden made clear his opinion of those who would evaluate his motives, saying ‘f— ‘em’ on a recent podcast. This is an insult to all other artists—those who have trained and worked for years to establish themselves in the art world. Given Mr. Biden’s previous roles as lawyer, lobbyist, and ill-defined executive for an international fossil fuel corporation, the latest chapter in—as you describe it—his ‘heroic journey’ is subject to skepticism,” he said.

He asked the broker to help “with its investigation of possible undue White House influence.”

He requested “All documents and communications between you, the Georges Bergès Gallery (or agents thereof) and the White House, including a copy of the ethics guidelines; All documents and communications between you, the Georges Bergès Gallery (or agents thereof) and Mr. Biden; All guidelines, agreements, contracts, or other documents executed by you or the Georges Bergès Gallery (or agents thereof) in connection with Mr. Biden; All documents and communications pertaining to setting the prices for Mr. Biden’s art; A copy of the ethics guidelines, created in conjunction with the White House, pertaining to Mr. Biden’s art; Documents sufficient to show who attended the opening of Mr. Biden’s shows; and Documents sufficient to show who purchased Mr. Biden’s artwork.”

But because the Republicans are in the minority they do not have subpoena power and would need the Democrats’ help in getting the information if the broker did not comply.

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FBI complicit in crimes of a pedophile rapist

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The brave testimony was given by Simone Biles and other victims before the US Senate was devastating and sickening. The FBI chose to turn a blind eye to the abhorrent crimes Larry Nassar committed, and protect this rapist and pedophile who repeatedly molested hundreds of girls.

The FBI is broken, political and corrupt!!;

The weaponization of the relatively minor riot on Jan 6th (and it’s likely orchestration by the FBI!) is the Diktokrat’s “Reichstag Fire event of 1933” when European Fascism crushed civil liberties in Germany The “fortified” election of 2020 is plunging the USA into *Oligarchical Collectivism* The elite will own everything and you will own nothing *nothing* -not even the right to refuse medical treatment. Basic freedoms are always stolen under cover of “the greater good”: Followers’ comment.

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San Francisco to Fight Rising Gun Crime by Paying People Not to Shoot Each Other

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San Francisco will roll out a pilot program in October that will pay “high risk” individuals not to shoot one another, Fox News reported.

The program, which is sponsored by the Dream Keeper Fellowship, will pay 10 people “who are at high risk of being on either end of a shooting” $300 per month to forego the violent crime. Notably, the Dream Keeper Initiative is part of San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s (D) plan to divert $120 million from the city’s law enforcement budget to projects aimed at helping the city’s black minority.

“These small investments can transform the lives of individuals, but they can also transform communities,” Sheryl Davis, executive director of the Human Rights Commission, told Newsweek.

In August, Mayor Breed said she believes the program will cut down on violent crime in the city, which has skyrocketed this year.

 

According to Fox News, there have been 119 recorded gun crime victims in the first six months of 2021, “which is double the number during the same timeframe in 2020.” In 2020, homicides rose 35 percent.

Richmond, California, reportedly instituted a similar program, which the media called “cash for criminals.”  A 2019 study concluded that the program helped reduce gun homicides in the city by 55 percent, the report states.

Fox News continued:

Critics of the program have pointed out that similar initiatives haven’t been very successful, with the Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso saying in a Wednesday op-ed, “It was also tried in Sacramento, where its promoters boast that ‘only’ 44 percent  of participants were subsequently arrested on new charges — well, as long as you don’t count about one-third of the participants who dropped out or were arrested in its first six months.

California also recently decided to throw money at its drug problem by paying people to stay sober, something Gov. Gavin Newsom called “contingency management.” He asked the federal government for permission to use tax dollars to pay for it through Medicaid.

While research shows payment is effective in keeping people sober during the program, the effect doesn’t last long past six months after treatment concludes.

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Graphic Footage Shows Store Employee Gunned Down In The Street Over A Shoe Raffle Dispute

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Los Angeles police report that a store employee was shot and killed outside the Shoe Palace in the Fairfax district Wednesday. The shooting happened just before 12:30 p.m. outside the store located at Melrose Avenue.

The 26-year-old victim, Jayren Bradford, was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.

Mr. Bradford, was shot Wednesday afternoon as he tried to break up a fight that was happening outside the Shoe Palace, colleagues tell FOX 11. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the fight stemmed from an argument involving a shoe raffle.

According to detectives, the victim was not working at the time but was on his way to the store when he was gunned down. Bradford was alleged to have been trying to break up the argument when the thugs turned their rage toward him.

An investigator working on the case told ABC7, “There was some sort of dispute over that raffle. The victim arrived and a male Hispanic pulled a gun and fired a shot at the victim, causing this injury.”

The suspect fled the scene in a dark colored sedan and has yet to be aprehended.

The senseless shooting was caught on video from multiple angles, where you can see the victim being approached by a group of a dozen or so, mostly men.

Warning: graphic content:

🚨Graphic Footage: An employee at a Los Angeles shoe store was fatally shot in broad daylight over a pair of sneakers.

This is Newsom’s California. pic.twitter.com/tuTTJRzfel

— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) August 12, 2021

An overhead shot of the shoe store where the victim worked, followed by video that appears to have been taken by someone in the approaching throng of men.

Another angle of the shooting: pic.twitter.com/zDGoKIUmv8

— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) August 12, 2021

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