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Amid Hunter Biden Art Scandal, GOP REP Introduces Transparency Bill Targeting Potus Family Members

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Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., is set to introduce a bill aimed at having the president and vice president disclose their non-dependent children’s finances as President Biden’s son prepares to attend art shows where he could meet potential buyers of his paintings.

Fox News exclusively obtained Waltz’s bill, the Preventing Anonymous Income by Necessitating Transparency of Executive Relatives (PAINTER) Act, which will require that presidents and vice presidents provide financial disclosures for all of their non-dependent children.

A requirement already exists under the Ethics in Government Act for spouses and dependent children of presidents to disclose their finances.

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Waltz told Fox News the bill is “aimed at stopping” what he thinks is “the obvious and shameless grift that’s going on with Hunter Biden’s art sales, for which he is obviously not qualified to do and is only doing to continue to profit off of his family name.”

“Look, this is just an obvious and despicable trend,” Waltz told Fox News over the phone on Tuesday, pointing to the president’s son being “an equity holder in the China nuclear power group that is blacklisted for trying to steal American warhead technology” as another example.

“I mean we can keep going down the list of egregious act after egregious act, and we have to put a stop to it,” Waltz continued. “And I’m going to do my best to get it into legislation.”

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The Florida Republican also said that, while this act is focusing on expanding the disclosures outside of spouses and dependent children “to get to grown children,” he “would be open” to expanding it from there.

“The PAINTER Act, at this point, would expand it to the president’s grown children,” Waltz said.

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The congressman also said that President Biden pledging to disclose who is buying his son’s art – which the president has not done yet – “falls in the right-thing-to-do category.”

“And that’s really what this is all about, is just getting some transparency and shining a light on this,” “We should know who is backchanneling, backdooring and buying influence — which Hunter Biden has a long history of selling — to the President of the United States.”

When asked if Hunter Biden’s art dealer, Georges Berges’ ties to China could pose ethical and national security issues, Waltz answered that “Hunter’s ties to China pose a national security problem.”

“I was in business, myself. I’ve had to raise money and fund a business,” Waltz said. “The fact that he flew on Air Force Two on official business and weeks later was given a billion dollars from the central bank of China – and then, months later, another half a billion – given his total lack of qualifications is a disturbing and obvious grift in and of itself.”

“But, what I want to get to the bottom of is: At the direction of his Chinese business partners – which are still business partners right now as we speak – what type of technologies has… (Read more)

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