Former Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub shared some constructive criticism on Wednesday for President Biden and his administration. 

Shaub commented on a clip of White House press secretary Jen Psaki responding to questions relating to Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, and his art work. 

New York Post reporter Steven Nelson requested Psaki concerning the ethics of Hunter promoting his art work for tens of 1000’s of {dollars} a bit. 

“We at The New York Post reported on Friday that the First Son had sold five prints of his artworks for $75,000 each and that a team of lawyers is reviewing prospective buyers who are going to be allowed into an upcoming New York show,” he mentioned. “That seems to suggest a departure from the White House-brokered agreement where the purchasers would be anonymous.” 


He then requested whether or not Psaki “could say if the White House knows who purchased the five prints and whether there is indeed a departure to the arrangement that there would anonymity here.”

“I know this is your favorite topic,” Psaki replied. “But it, again, it’s still is the purview of the gallerist. We still do not know and will not know who purchases any paintings. And the president remains proud of his son.”

Shaub criticized Psaki for refusing to correctly reply the general public on these questions.

“These are legitimate questions. It’s disappointing to hear @jrpsaki send a message that the WH thinks the public has no right to ask about ethics. After the last 4 years, these questions have never been more important. I know this isn’t a popular opinion, but this stuff matters,” Shaub tweeted.

Back in July, Psaki introduced {that a} “system has been established” that might permit Hunter Biden to pursue a profession in artwork with safeguards in place to stop ethic violations. One of the supposed safeguards is meant to be the customer be nameless. 

Shaub has been an outspoken critic of the Biden administration for permitting Hunter Biden to promote his art work to nameless consumers for inflated costs.

“The notion of a president’s son capitalizing on that relationship by selling art at obviously inflated prices and keeping the public in the dark about who’s funneling money to him has a shameful and grifty feel to it,” Shaub advised Fox News in June.

Shaub was initially appointed to steer the U.S. authorities’s ethics workplace in 2013 by President Obama, whom Biden served below as Vice President. He retired from his workplace in 2017 citing tensions with the Trump administration.