‘Bunch Of Malarkey’: Biden Pressed On Bribery Scheme Allegations

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Diana Glebova White House Correspondent
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President Joe Biden said Thursday that the House Oversight Committee allegations about his involvement in a bribery scheme are a “bunch of malarkey.”

The president’s remarks mark the first time he has publicly responded to GOP claims that he was directly involved in a “bribery scheme.” House Oversight Republicans obtained access to an FBI document Thursday after threatening to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt for refusing to turn over the material.

Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who sits on the committee, told the Daily Caller that the information in the document “implicates Joe Biden in a pay-to-play scheme bribery scheme to get a prosecutor fired that was investigating Burisma where Hunter Biden sat on the board.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Should Be Prosecuted’ — MTG Says Joe Biden Should Serve Jail Time After Reading FBI Doc Relating To Burisma)

The FBI initially didn’t want to show the committee members the FD-1023 document in fears of exposing the identity of the source who made the allegations against Biden. Greene said committee members were not allowed to take notes and that the FBI informant is “extremely credible.”

The New York Post’s Steven Nelson asked the president on Thursday for his response to Republicans’ allegations about the “bribery scheme.”

“Where’s the money? I’m joking,” Biden responded during the joint press conference with United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. “It’s a bunch of malarkey.”

The document is part of a larger House Oversight investigation, and the next report will feature information about Hunter Biden and his alleged connections to foreign prostitutes, Greene previously told the Caller.

The House Oversight Committee published a report on May 10 alleging that the Biden family received $10 million from foreign assets in Romania and China while Joe Biden was vice president.

The White House has previously criticized the Republican investigation into the Biden family. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said he had not read the report, but that he had “no” national security concerns about it.