Biden LAUGHS off accusations he was part of a $5million bribery scheme with a foreign national
President Joe Biden shrugged Thursday at a question about corruption allegations in his family, saying, “Where’s the money?”
The moment came at the end of a joint White House press conference with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Reporters shouted questions as the two prepared to leave the stage after spending 40 minutes answering four pre-selected journalists.
As the buzz died down, Biden was asked about Republican claims that a classified FBI document contains evidence that Biden was caught up in a $5 million bribery scheme when he was vice president.
“Where’s the money?” he said.
‘It’s a joke. It’s a lot of malarkey.’
President Joe Biden shrugged off a question about allegations of corruption in his family at the end of a news conference Thursday, saying, “Where’s the money?”
His supporters insist the allegations are part of a political smear and point out that the FBI has decided not to pursue the allegations.
But Rep. James Comer, Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee
Previously, Biden managed to ruin the introductions when he welcomed Sunak to the White House.
“Well, Mr. President,” he began as they sat down in the Oval Office before correcting himself. Mr. President? I just demoted you.’
Sunak laughed at the blunder as Biden continued, “Mr Prime Minister, it’s great to have you back.”
Sunak makes his first visit to the White House.
Biden, 80, has often been accused of rejecting the United Kingdom in favor of Ireland, the land of his ancestors, and has messed up the pronunciation of Sunak’s name in the past.
Sunak arrives on a mission to build better ties as his country tries to find its new place in the world after leaving the European Union.
He came armed with gifts and presented the president with a personalized waxed jacket. The navy blue $400 Bedale Barbour jacket was made near the parliamentary constituency of Sunak in North East England.
President Joe Biden welcomed British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to the White House on Thursday. They would discuss economic ties, Ukraine and artificial intelligence
He also presented the president with a copy of a book written by his British great-great-grandfather.
‘Naval Discipline’ was written by Christopher Biden in the mid-1800s and covers the Royal Navy’s rules on mutiny.
The president mentioned it in a speech during his visit to Northern Ireland in April.
However, US officials have dashed hopes of a free trade deal between Washington and London.
Instead, their talks will focus on other forms of economic ties, the dangers of artificial intelligence and Ukraine.
Sunak is making his first visit to the White House since taking office in October
Sunak was the guest of honor at the UK-US friendship night at the Washington Nationals game on Wednesday night. It included a fly-past of American and British aircraft
“And as we’ve done before, the US and UK have united to support Ukraine and stand up for the values of democracy and freedom and make sure they prevail, as I know we will,” Sunak said .
“But I also fully agree with what you said, our economies are undergoing perhaps the greatest transformation since the industrial revolution, as new technologies offer incredible opportunities, but also give our adversaries more tools to do harm.”
Biden brought up the history of the Oval Office, including the famous wartime meetings between the president and prime minister during the war.
“You know, Prime Minister Churchill and Roosevelt met here a little over seventy years ago,” he said. “And they claimed that the strength of the partnership between Britain and the United States was the strength of the free world.”
He said there were dozens of stories about Churchill’s visit and his bathing habit.
Sunak came armed with gifts and presented the president with a personalized waxed jacket. The navy blue $400 Bedale Barbour jacket (similar pictured above) was made near the parliamentary constituency of Sunak in North East England
Prime Minister Winston Churchill (L) and President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House
Sunak continued, “Wandering at three in the morning … Winston Churchill harasses Mrs. Roosevelt.”
‘Do not worry. You won’t see me bothering you and the first lady.
His government is eager to build better relations with Washington and forge closer economic ties as London finds its new place in the world after leaving the European Union.
After the turbulence of recent years – when Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss all came and went from number 10 in quick succession – Sunak intends to put in a more stable presence.
British officials and ministers have also been quietly trying to bolster US support for Ukraine over fears that America First Republicans in Congress could cut off supplies of arms and ammunition.
At the same time, Sunak’s Defense Secretary, Ben Wallace, is one of the possible contenders to take over as NATO Secretary General when Jens Stoltenberg steps down. Sunak will know that US support is essential to win the post, raising questions about whether the prime minister intends to use his visit to the White House to lobby Biden.