Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan made a surprising outreach to presidential son Hunter Biden, offering him a chance to do cocaine on his world famous podcast.
Rogan, 54, was appearing as a guest on boxing champion Mike Tyson’s podcast Hotboxin’ when the trouble Biden protege came up.
‘Hunter, I want to hang out with Hunter!’ exclaimed an excited Tyson, 55.
‘I’ve never done coke but I’ll do it with him. The offer stands!’ Rogan responded.
Tyson responded, clarifying: ‘I just want to hang out with him, I just want to be like ‘hey, tell me about this Hunter.”
Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan made a surprising outreach to presidential son Hunter Biden, offering him a chance to do cocaine on his world famous podcast
Rogan, 54, was appearing as a guest on boxing champion Mike Tyson’s podcast Hotboxin’ when the trouble Biden protege came up
Rogan suggested that not only should Biden (pictured) take up his offer but he should also attempt to be a standup comic
Rogan then suggested that Biden could make a living out of Rogan’s original chosen profession.
‘I would tell him to do stand-up. Bro you should do stand-up!’ Rogan exclaimed. ‘You’re f–ked up, you should be one of us! Come hang out at the clubs, you’ll fit right in.’
Tyson then recounted an incident where, while hanging out with a friend, the acquaintance FaceTimed with the president’s eldest son.
‘I was so excited! I was like ‘Whatcha doin’ man!” Tyson said.
The discussion then pivoted to Biden’s current artistic pursuits, in which he’s become a highly profitable painter.
Biden and father Joe, then vice president, attend the World Food Program USA’s Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony at Organization of American States on April 12, 2016
Biden attends the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 18, 2022
‘Have you seen his artwork? He sells his artwork for, f–king, huge amounts of money. Hunter Biden has like famous artwork – like people buy it in galleries,’ Rogan noted.
‘Hunter’s the man!’ Tyson responded.
‘I kind of, ironically, want to have like a Hunter Biden painting in the house probably. They’re worth a lot of money. I should get one!’ Rogan said.
The UFC commentator then stared straight into camera and made the offer: ‘Hunter, if you’re out there, I’ll do coke with you and I’ll buy a painting from you.’
Biden actually defended his glitzy art exhibition where his paintings were listed at upwards of $500,000 – telling an interviewer from Vanity Fair he was thrilled because ‘I wasn’t there to sell my art.’
The identities of those who purchase the paintings by the president’s son aren’t made public and are not told to the artist, in a process set up by the White House with Bergès meant to avoid the appearance of conflict – though some ethics experts said it raises serious red flags.
The highly sympathetic profile does mention the ethical concerns of people by high prices to the president’s son in an industry notorious for money laundering. It reports that Bergès got death threats and had to hire security while organizing ‘The Journey Home’ art shows for Hunter.
‘It is crazier than I ever could have imagined. Everyone has lost their minds,’ he said.
Bergès would not confirm the prices that Hunter’s work sold for.
‘We are overachieving,’ he says.
Hunter claims about 95 per cent of the people at his opening were people he knew. They included such celebrities as Moby, graphic artist Shepard Fairey – who designed the famous Obama ‘Hope’ poster – and, somewhat ironically, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.
Fairey discussed the prices Hunter was charging in the context of far more established artists.
‘There are plenty of artists that have been making work for decades whose work I like less than what I saw at Hunter Biden’s show,’ he said.
Gallery owner Geroge Berges says he and Hunter are ‘overachieving’ in sales
Some works have listed above $300,000, according to the report
Hunter’s artistic process sometimes involves using alcohol ink on top of Japanese Yupo paper
His work includes abstractions and figurative pieces
‘When I looked at some of the prices on the work, I thought, There are a lot of very established artists whose work isn’t this expensive, but it is so subjective that art pricing is not something that there’s some sort of easy evaluation for,’ Fairey said after the LA show. ‘And so I was like, Hey, good for him if he can get these prices for the work. But he’s clearly put a huge amount of effort into it so that this is a substantial body of work. He’s not messing around.’
Hunter gushed about the opening itself, after being observed with no hint of nervousness.
‘I wasn’t there to sell my art. I wasn’t there to talk about my art. I wasn’t there to explain myself, or explain what my art represented. All I had to do was watch people go, “Wow,”‘ he said.
‘And I knew that that’s what they would do, not because I was overly confident about it. I’m sure some people didn’t like some paintings, or some people thought that that was too abstract, or some people thought that that was too figurative. But I didn’t care. I truly didn’t care.’
He called painting ‘the most true thing that I’ve ever done.’
Hunter Biden arrives at the Georges Berges Gallery in Manhattan for his painting exhibition, Manhattan New York , U.S., November 10, 2021
Art gallery owner George Berges says he has gotten death threats subsequently increased security
More recently, a group of 95 House Republicans has written Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding he name a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, accusing the AG of having a conflict of interest on the matter.
The letter cites an ongoing federal probe into Hunter’s taxes and finances, accusing him of using his father’s position as vice president to gain ‘wealth and influence.’
It also makes reference to the Trump era Russia probe – saying Trump endured ‘closer scrutiny’ for ‘lesser accusations.’ In that matter, former President Donald Trump was infuriated that then-AG Jeff Sessions named Robert Mueller as special counsel to probe Trump campaign contacts with Russians.
‘We are concerned that in the case of Hunter Biden the Department has an actual conflict of interest and certainly has the appearance of a conflict of interest that could prevent a fair and impartial investigation of his activities,’ the lawmakers write. ‘You were nominated to your position by Hunter Biden’s father and ultimately work for him,’ they added.
House Republicans are demanding Attorney General Merrick Garland name a special counsel to oversee the probe into Hunter Biden’s taxes and finances
‘It appears that Hunter Biden used his position as [the] son of then-Vice President to gain wealth and influence in foreign countries, using questionably sourced money to pay tax liabilities, and lobbying on behalf of foreign entities without proceeding through the proper channels,’ according to the letter.
The letter references emails linked to the laptop Hunter Biden is alleged to have abandoned at a Wilmington computer repair shop. It points to various business dealings by the president’s son, including serving on the board of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma – although it steers clear of other salacious material found on the laptop, which former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani obtained and then provided to the New York Post during the 2020 campaign.
DailyMail.com subsequently verified its authenticity through computer experts.
The letter’s lead author is Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.), one of just 10 Republicans to vote for Trump’s second impeachment.
The US attorney’s office in Wilmington, Del. began its probe into Hunter Biden as early as 2018
The GOP lawmakers say Hunter Biden ‘took advantage’ of his father’s position
Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., helped organize the letter. He is one of just 10 Republicans who voted for Trump’s second impeachment
Also signing was GOP Rep. Carol Miller (R-W.Va.)
The letter says former President Donald Trump endured ‘closer scrutiny’ for ‘lesser accusations,’ in reference to the Russia probe headed by special counsel Robert Mueller
‘If we are going to have a scenario where the president can try to intimidate Congress into doing what he wants, well shoot, we might as well have a monarchy,’ Rice told NPR after his vote. Trump called for him to be thrown out of office, the state party censured him, and he faces primary challenges this summer.
Rice said of Trump after Jan. 6th: ‘What he did in my mind is what dictators do.’
‘It is long past time for an appointment of Special Counsel to investigate the Biden family’s influence peddling,’ Rice said in a statement announcing the letter, using language that connects the president to allegations about his son’s business dealings.
‘The Trump Administration endured closer scrutiny during the baseless Steele Dossier on the standard that a Special Counsel was necessary due to the DOJ not being able to impartially investigate a sitting President. The same standard applies here,’ he said.
The letter points to Hunter’s far-flung business dealings with energy companies from Ukraine to China at a time when his father helped steer national policy on a range of issues.