The White House was plunged into scandal last night over reports in the U.S. about a video allegedly showing Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter snorting cocaine.
Details of the video emerged on the eve of Mr Biden’s trip with President Obama to this week’s G20 summit in London.
According to the New York Post, a woman resembling Ashley Biden, 27, is seen snorting lines of white powder at a house party this month in Delaware.
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American lawyer Thomas Dunlap is said to be touting the tape around to media outlets in the US with a price tag of up to £280,000.
Miss Biden, a child welfare social worker who was often seen with her father on the election campaign trail, was unavailable for comment yesterday.
The rumpus is a major embarrassment to the vice president, an outspoken crusader against drugs who has called for a tougher crackdown on dealers.
The recording, seen by several news agencies, allegedly shows a man cutting up lines of what appears to be cocaine.