Monday, March 30, 2009

US vice-president's daughter 'caught on film taking cocaine'

A POTENTIALLY explosive video purporting to show the daughter of Joe Biden, the US vice-president, snorting cocaine was last night threatening to embroil the White House in scandal.
The footage, taken at a party in Delaware earlier this month, allegedly shows Ashley Biden, 27, using a straw to sniff several lines of the drug.An anonymous male friend of Ms Biden is trying to sell the 43-minute tape for $250,000 (£175,000) through lawyers, according to several US newspapers whose reporters have viewed excerpts. The New York Post, which did not submit a bid, said the seller's attorney claimed the film was shot with the knowledge of Ms Biden, a social worker with the Delaware Department of Children, Youth and Families.The growing scandal provides an early test for President Barack Obama's fledgling administration, which is so far refusing to comment amid efforts to establish the authenticity of the film.


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