Hunter Biden was out and about on Wednesday in New York City, visiting his art dealer at the Manhattan gallery with his wife, son and daughter – as a new video emerged showed him in 2019 filming himself smoking drugs and fondling himself inside a sensory deprivation tank during a detox program funded by his dad Joe.
Hunter, 52, was accompanied by wife Melissa Cohen, their two-year-old son Beau, and his daughter Maisy, 21.
Last week Maisy was in Spain with her sister Finnegan, 22, and their grandmother Jill Biden, while President Biden attended the NATO summit. Their sister Naomi, 27, was nowhere to be seen.
On Wednesday Hunter and his youngest daughter – who is also an artist, according to her Instagram page – paid a visit to the Georges Berges Gallery in SoHo.
The gallery is where Hunter had his debut show, in October, and Maisy was with her father for the opening night.
The exhibition was controversial, with fears that anyone looking to buy influence with the Biden family could purchase one of Hunter’s paintings – which were for sale, costing up to $500,000.
Hunter Biden, 52, and his daughter Maisy, 21, are seen in Manhattan on Wednesday heading to the Georges Berges Gallery in SoHo
Hunter held hands with Maisy – the youngest of his three daughters with his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle. Naomi, 27, and Finnegan, 22, were not with their father
Hunter’s wife Melissa, 35, who he married in 2019, is seen walking behind him, with Maisy
Maisy at one point held the hand of two-year-old Beau as the group crossed a road in SoHo on the muggy Manhattan day
Maisy was distinctive in her Madonna t-shirt and bright orange shorts, while Beau rocked his long blonde hair
The White House said that the identity of buyers would remain secret, to prevent any question of impropriety.
But many scoffed at the idea, including Walter Shaub, who ran the Office of Government Ethics under then-President Barack Obama.
‘There is no ethics program in the world that can be built around the head of state’s staff working with a dealer to keep the public in the dark about the identities of individuals who pay vast sums to the leader’s family member for subjectively priced items of no intrinsic value,’ Shaub tweeted in September.
‘If this were Trump, Xi or Putin, you’d have no doubt whatsoever that this creates a vehicle for funneling cash to the first family in exchange for access or favors. Nor would you doubt that the appearance of monetizing the presidency was outrageous.’
It is unclear if Hunter and his art dealer are planning a follow-up exhibition: the gallery website only advertises their current show, a summer special.
After visiting the gallery, Cohen, a South African filmmaker, visited a bodega around the corner and bought a large bunch of red roses.
Maisy held the hand of her little brother at one point, as the blonde-haired little boy walked across the road with his family.
The group then climbed back into their waiting SUV, with their Secret Service entourage.
Hunter’s wife Melissa is seen carrying Beau at one point, as she chatted to a flame-haired woman. Their Secret Service detail is seen walking behind
Melissa Cohen warmly greets someone outside the gallery in Manhattan, which is currently holding its summer exhibition
Hunter’s exhibition at the gallery nine months ago drew pointed criticism: it is unclear whether he is planning a follow-up
After visiting the gallery, Melissa, holding Beau’s water bottle, picked up a bunch of flowers from a boedga
The 35-year-old was accompanied by Secret Service officers as she left the local store with her flowers
Cohen took the roses back to their waiting SUV, which the family all climbed into together
Melissa and Hunter are usually based in Malibu, living in a rented mansion where Hunter has his art studio
After their outing the group all climbed back into the waiting SUV, watched by their Secret Service detail
The gallery outing came after new video from Hunter’s laptop showed the troubled addict drinking and smoking drugs while at a wellness retreat.
The president’s exhibitionist son is bathed in trippy green light as he floats naked on his back and plays with himself in the shocking cell phone video, retrieved from his abandoned laptop.
He leaves briefly to grab a can of White Claw hard seltzer and what appears to be a crack pipe before taking several hits and staring wild-eyed into the camera, as ambient music plays softly in the background.
Text messages seen by DailyMail.com confirm the seven-minute clip was recorded at Blue Water Wellness in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where Hunter booked a float therapy session on January 30, 2019.
New footage has emerged of Hunter Biden smoking drugs, drinking, and fondling himself while floating in a sensory deprivation tank in January 2019
The video, recovered from a backup of his cell phone found on his abandoned laptop, shows the president’s son bathed in trippy green light and indulging in drugs and alcohol as he floats in the water
Text messages seen by DailyMail.com confirm the seven-minute clip was recorded at Blue Water Wellness in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where Hunter booked a float therapy session on January 30, 2019
He was urged to visit the spa by a therapist pal, whom the First Son had turned to for help in his battle to kick drugs.
Just one month earlier Hunter had texted his dad Joe complaining that he didn’t have enough money for the treatment program on top of bills and alimony.
‘Hey dad I’ve been trying to resolve some immediate financial issues – alimony tuitions and my bill for this program but the cash I am counting on will not arrive until the end of the week.
‘Is it possible to make me another short term loan in the same amount and I will send it back no later than 10 days.
‘I’m really embarrassed to ask and I know it’s unfair of me to put you in that position right now,’ Hunter wrote on December 4, 2018.
‘Hunt tell me what you need. No problem,’ the future President responded. ‘Ok how do you want to do this I can pay tuition directly and their housing and give you the rest.’
Biden senior messaged again on December 6 to confirm: ’75 being wired today. Love.’
Just one month earlier Hunter had texted his dad Joe complaining that he didn’t have enough money for the treatment program on top of bills and alimony, text messages show
Hunter celebrated Independence Day with his president father and his son Beau at the White House over the weekend
In another exchange weeks later, just before New Year’s Eve, Hunter messaged his father convincing him to fund a $20,000 three-month program at a ‘sober house’ and detox facility in New York City.
A supportive Joe happily obliged, replying in a January 2, 2019 text to Hunter: ‘Just called Mel he will get 20 to your account this afternoon tomorrow morning at latest. He will contact me when transfer goes through.’
Hunter’s cellphone videos would later show, however, that he had gone to the wellness center in Massachusetts later that month instead.
The video and corresponding messages are the latest compromising materials retrieved from backed up iPhone data on Hunter’s abandoned MacBook pro – the so-called ‘laptop from hell’.
At his therapist’s behest, Hunter also underwent ketamine infusion therapy – a treatment for ‘drug resistant depression’.
Hunter also referenced his ketamine regimen in a December 5, 2018 message to a female friend.
‘That’s good baby what does it do,’ she replied. ‘Let’s get freaky tonight on webcam.’
In another text sent January 1, 2019, Hunter made it abundantly clear who was funding his unconventional treatments, writing: ‘By the way my dad is paying for whatever I need.’