(FreedomWire.org) – During Monday’s White House press briefing, a handful of members of the White House press corps continued pressing the White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre over the fifth batch of classified documents found in President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware and his regime’s lack of transparency over the scandal.
First out of the gate on this topic was a series of spicy barbs thrown by ABC’s Mary Bruce who asked Jean-Pierre: “You have said though from this podium many, many times over the last two weeks that this President takes the handling of classified material very seriously, and yet we continue to learn about more documents being found and discovered at his home.”
Due to those facts, Bruce asked: “Why should the American people believe that this President takes classified material seriously and the handling of it?”
Of course, Jean-Pierre, like all the prior times she’s been asked, had no real answer. “The American people heard from the President directly on this when he was asked by your colleagues at least twice now about how he sees this process,” she mumbled.
“I think as it relates to the American people and the President standing with the American people, it is going to be up to them to decide how they see this President,” she added.
Unphased by Jean-Pierre’s incoherent answers, Bruce followed up: “I want to ask one more time, you have been the one messaging that he takes this seriously. You have also been saying over and over again, you are cooperating fully with this investigation.”
“That hasn’t changed, Mary,” Jean-Pierre interjected.
Bruce then asked, “why did it take several searches and the FBI coming in to uncover the full extent of the documents?”
Jean-Pierre returned to the same tired line she gives each and every time she’s asked about the documents: “the President has said many times he takes this very seriously.”
One moment in the briefing that raised eyebrows was when Jean-Pierre claimed Biden “was surprised that the documents were there” at his home.
Bruce caught that apparent slip-up and spoke truth to power by asking the rhetorical question: “You understand how the American people might question that? Given that you keep–every few days it seems we are finding more documents have been found at his house.”
Later on, it was CBS’s Nancy Cordes’ turn to skewer Jean-Pierre and noted that despite Biden claiming “he takes classified material and the handling of it very seriously. This weekend top Senate Democrats who have known him for decades described this situation as unacceptable and completely irresponsible.” Asking: “What’s the disconnect here?”
Then it was Peter Doocy’s turn to take a swing at Jean-Pierre. First Doocy cut the tension out of the room with a humorous question: “When you found out that the FBI had located even more classified materials in Wilmington, which four-letter word did you use?”
That got a giggle out of her and a “Oh my goodness, Peter!”
After the laughter died down, Doocy asked if Biden “is still intending to run for President in 2024.”
“I’ll just repeat what the President said after the midterm election which is he intends to run,” Jean-Pierre responded.