WH flags art market as money laundering haven amid Hunter Biden shows


The Biden administration raised some eyebrows Monday after it described the art and antiquities market as a hotbed of shady financial dealings — weeks after first son Hunter Biden’s work went on display in a Soho gallery.

The warning from the White House was part of its “Strategy on Countering Corruption,” which the administration described as “a comprehensive roadmap for how the United States will amplify its efforts domestically and internationally, with governmental and non-governmental partners, to prevent, limit, and respond to corruption and related crimes.”

“When government officials abuse public power for private gain, they do more than simply appropriate illicit wealth,” the introduction to the 38-page report reads, later adding: “As a fundamental threat to the rule of law, corruption hollows out institutions, corrodes public trust, and fuels popular…

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