Washington, D.C. – Reps. Ken Buck (CO-04) and James Comer (KY-01) sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Tuesday, asking for the release of the visitors log at Camp David, to see if certain guests made an appearance in connection with Hunter Biden's controversial art sales.
The Members wrote to Biden urging him to, "release all visitor logs for Camp David from January 20, 2021 to [the] present," due to recent news reports showing Georges Bergès -- the gallerist responsible for marketing Hunter’s artwork -- was “recently a guest there.
"As you know, Mr. Bergès is, according to his own statements, the only person who knows the identities of the buyers of your son’s art," the letter continues. "Camp David is intended for the official use of the President of the United States – and operates using taxpayers’ money – meaning that the taxpayers have a right to know about any potential use of the location to selectively advance any individual private citizen’s interests."
Buck and Comer went on to cite the recent reinstatement of a past Obama-era policy, about releasing visitor logs from the White House and other government properties to the public.
"Nothing destroys the American people’s trust in their government more than using taxpayer funded facilities to operate an influence peddling scheme orchestrated by the son of the President of the United States," Buck and Comer wrote. "President Bush released his visitor logs to Camp David and, in the interest of full transparency, I call on you to do the same."
In a separate statement on the issue, Comer said, “For years the Biden family has been profiting off of President Biden’s public office. Now Hunter Biden is using his newfound art skills to not only profit for himself but also peddle influence with the President. The Biden family is now slapping an ‘OPEN’ sign on Camp David as it is seemingly inviting business partners, like Georges Bergès, to gather at the retreat."
The Colorado Republican and Kentucky Republican also reminded Biden in their letter that Camp David is meant to act as, "a secluded retreat reserved as a facility for the president to conduct official government business or to use as a retreat for his inner circle of family and friends."
Buck and Comer added, "Georges Bergès is not an employee of the federal government, and he could not have accessed the Camp David facilities except upon your invitation or approval. Camp David is not an outpost for presidential family members to conduct their personal commercial dealings. In fact, there are no identifiable press accounts of a sitting president allowing their adult children to host their current business partners at Camp David.”