Biden jokes he ‘bounced a few checks’ as a young man, getting bank records ‘really hard to do’

Senate confirms Jack Lew as next US ambassador to Israel while war ragesWASHINGTON — President Biden played comedian-in-chief Tuesday, claiming he “bounced a few checks” when he was younger and that getting his old bank records is “really hard to do, man” — as House Republicans pore over financial documentsexamines the finances of his brother James Biden and son Hunter Biden, whose associates from countries such as China and Ukraine regularly interacted with Joe Biden while he was vice…

“I got so damned mad when I found — anyway, retrieving old bank records, that’s really hard to do, man,” Biden said. The president did not respond to a shouted question after the event about whether his bank records would show that he received foreign funds.— the same day that James received a $200,000 transfer from troubled rural hospital company Americore by pledging to use his political connections to secure a Middle Eastern investor.

Dinner guests who met the then-veep included Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings, which paid Hunter up to $1 million per year beginning in April 2014 to serve on its board as his dad assumed control of the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.

An FBI informant file released in July by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky claimed in 2016 that he wasJoe Biden additionally was put on speaker phone while vice president during roughly 20 business meetings with Hunter’s foreign associates, including French and Chinese nationals, Archer told the Oversight Committee.Then-Vice President Biden also met Hunter’s Chinese government-linked business partner Jonathan Li in Beijing in December 2013.

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