(TheConservativeNews.org) – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dodged questions Wednesday about the emerging scandal involving classified documents from President Joe Biden’s time as vice president that have been found at his private office and a second batch found at personal residence.
The story first made news on Monday when CBS News reported that lawyers for Biden were “packing files housed in a locked closet to prepare to vacate office space at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.”
The questioning did not go over well for Jean-Pierre, particularly the grilling on why the American people hadn’t been told when the first set of documents was found back on November 2, shortly before the election.
Jean-Pierre refused to even say when Biden had been told/briefed on the find.
She then had a heated exchange with CBS News correspondent Ed O’Keefe over President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
O’Keefe began his line of questions at Wednesday’s White House press briefing by asking whether Jean-Pierre was aware of any conversations in the White House since early November, when classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president were found at Penn Biden Center, about waiting to disclose it to the public until this week.
She refused to say why they didn’t tell us in November.
It’s under review by the DOJ, she claims. Which doesn’t prevent her from telling us why they didn’t tell us in November. Unless they simply need an excuse as to why they were trying to cover it up before the election.
KJP claimed they released information that was “very transparent.”
Except that it wasn’t at all transparent, she’s still not even saying when he was briefed and why they hid it from us for months.
She also couldn’t assure us that there weren’t still more documents out there.
Another reporter asked a great question, which was why was Biden’s personal lawyer packing up his office? Was he looking for something?
Biden hasn’t worked for Penn since 2019, so why were they packing up the office in Nov. 2022, and why was a personal lawyer sent? Personal lawyers don’t usually pack up offices, not when you have to pay them hundreds of dollars an hour. That would suggest that there was a reason that lawyer was there. Did someone else find the documents first and call the lawyer? And now, this also exposed the classified documents to that personal lawyer.
But it was Fox’s Peter Doocy who brought down the house with his question.
“How could anyone be that irresponsible?” Doocy said, reminding KJP that’s what Biden said about President Donald Trump. “Isn’t that what this president says about mishandling classified documents?” He left her speechless for a moment.
She keeps saying Biden was surprised like that’s a defense. No, that makes it worse that he claims he has no idea where such important documents are after he presumably removed them when he left office and failed to properly secure them for at least six years.
Doocy then asked how the president “can be trusted” with possession of classified information. Jean-Pierre argued that the president’s attorneys followed standard procedure by immediately notifying NARA that Biden had these documents in his possession.