“Bribery? You are accusing me of bribery? (Snarl!) Sir, if I only had my gun here to shoot you in the face or my daughter available to eviscerate you, I assure you that your tune would change. (Scowl!) Failing that, might I offer you a little something for your trouble and ask you to go away? I thought so. (Sneer!)”
Just add it to the record. History will tell the tale.