Karine Jean-Pierre


(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. 

(FreedomWire.org) – Journalist have grow impatient with The White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s repeated excuse to avoid tough questions.

She continues to use The Hatch Act, a 1939 federal law prohibiting government employees from engaging in political activities or promoting a political campaign, came into vogue as a Democratic tool when President Donald Trump was in office and while you may hear plenty in the media about people being charged with violating the law you’d be hard pressed to cite any convictions.

Known for having their cake and eating it too, Democrats are also quick to hide behind the Hatch Act, which exempts the president and vice president. Look no further than White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who is apt to say, “As you know, I’m covered by the Hatch Act.”

Biden’s affirmative action spokesperson has uttered the phrase 33 times since September, according to Fox News.

Politico noted in an article that KJP hides behind the law to avoid tough questions asked about how the president feels about issues involving various Democratic politicians, reporting that members of the media “are privately grumbling that Jean-Pierre is applying an overly broad definition of Hatch Act restrictions to the topics they’re asking,” further claiming that she is using the law as “an escape hatch.”

On Tuesday, Jean-Pierre cited the Hatch Act when she declined to answer questions from AP’s Zeke Miller about whether Biden would return campaign donations from disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried. When Miller rephrased the question to ask about Biden’s personal opinion on the issue, Jean-Pierre responded: “I am covered by the Hatch Act, which I’m happy to say over and over again, because we believe in the rule of law here.”

Earlier this month, Twitter CEO Elon Musk revealed internal company deliberations in the lead up to the 2020 election about how to handle an article related to Hunter Biden’s leaked laptop files. When asked, Jean-Pierre said the Hatch Act prevented her from answering whether then-candidate Biden’s team had been in contact with Twitter about its decision to block users from sharing the news story.

The article points out that at the same time, Jean-Pierre waxes on about how well Democrats did in the midterms and often uses politically-charged terms like “mega MAGA Republicans,” “ultra-MAGA,” and “extreme MAGA.”

“I think reporters get the feeling that it’s a way to avoid having to answer some delicate questions,” one White House journalist told Politico. “You can almost feel the entire briefing room rolling their eyes when they hear the Hatch Act drop.”

“It’s pretty obvious it’s become her latest verbal crutch when she’s trying to avoid a question that’s even remotely campaign-related,” another White House reporter said. “She’s extremely cautious about stuff but this has become a tactic to avoid even the simplest questions.”

Naturally, the Biden White House blames Trump — the U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced in Nov. 2021 that it discovered “violations by 13 senior Trump administration officials, including two violations in connection with the 2020 RNC.” Conveniently, the federal agency doesn’t have to prove the allegations because discipline “is no longer possible once subjects leave government service.”

“This White House believes in the Rule of Law and we’ll continue to provide information to members of the media while working within the bounds of federal statutes,” said White House spokesperson Robyn Patterson. “If reporters have an issue with the Hatch Act, they have every right to petition their members of Congress to push for changes to the law.”

This being the same White House that has blown open our southern border with Mexico, making a mockery of U.S. immigration laws as more than 5 million illegal immigrants have entered in less than two years.

Jean-Pierre’s predecessor, Jen Psaki, had a complaint filed against her by the government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which claimed during a press briefing that she said “we’re going to do everything we can to help former Governor McAuliffe, and we believe in the agenda he’s representing.” The group said she violated the law last year by improperly endorsing McAuliffe for governor of Virginia.

“Questions related to campaign issues are not necessarily ‘off the table,’ but an employee must take into account all the circumstances of the situation at hand to determine whether answering a question would constitute political activity,” Delaney Marsco, senior legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, told Fox News.

“To me, it makes sense that Karine Jean-Pierre is being careful when she weighs in on things that could be construed as political activity,” Marsco added.

(FreedomWire.org) – Majorie Taylor Greene fired back at Joe Biden’s White House over a joke she told at a gala for the New York Young Republicans Club. Greene’s joke hit back at false media claims that she was involved in plotting the Capitol riot. She said:

“Then Jan. 6 happened. And next thing you know, I organized the whole thing, along with Steve Bannon here. And I will tell you something, if Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention, it would’ve been armed.

“See that’s the whole joke, isn’t it? They say that whole thing was planned and I’m like, are you kidding me? A bunch of conservatives, second amendment supporters, went in the Capitol without guns, and they think that we organized that?”

White House spokesman Andrew Bates said:

“It goes against our fundamental values as a country for a Member of Congress to wish that the carnage of January 6th had been even worse, and to boast that she would have succeeded in an armed insurrection against the United States government.

“This violent rhetoric is a slap in the face to the Capitol Police, the DC Metropolitan Police, the National Guard, and the families who lost loved ones as a result of the attack on the Capitol.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said:

“It is antithetical to our values as a country for a member of Congress to wish that the carnage of Jan. 6 would have been even worse.”

Greene fired back saying:

“The White House needs to learn how sarcasm works. My comments were making fun of Joe Biden and the Democrats, who have continuously made me a political target since January 6th.

“Every day, I receive violent threats against my life simply because Democrats & the media have lied and smeared my character for the past 2 years. Including threats resulting in actual arrests with criminal charges & threats against my home in an attempt to have me killed.

“The only time Democrats “support” the 2A is when armed Antifa larpers want to defend perverts at drag queen story time or when leftist Hollywood celebs and politicians are protected by armed bodyguards.

“Rather than trying to weaponize a sarcastic joke I made, they should be going after people like Yoel Roth who silenced a sitting President and allowed child pornography to run rampant on Twitter.

“I will never back down from my support of the Second Amendment. And I will never allow the White House, Democrats, or the media to continue to accuse me of something I had nothing to do with.”

(FreedomWire.org) – The incompetence of the Biden administration has been on full display for the world to see.

During a White House press briefing, Biden’s press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made an embarrassing mistake that quickly went viral on social media.

Four times in a row, Jean-Pierre incorrectly pronounced the Nobel Prize by using the word “noble.” 

It’s worth noting that Jean-Pierre previously work for 2009 Nobel prize winner Barack Obama.

This certainly isn’t the first time that Jean-Pierre has struggled behind the White House podium.

Jean-Pierre was recently unable to answer simple questions by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy about Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.

Doocy asked, “About the student loans, how can the country afford such a massive handout?”

Jean-Pierre answered, “If you look at what this president has done, if you look at the coming end of the fiscal year, $1.7 trillion that we brought down the deficit. That matters.”

“And if you look at the Inflation Reduction Act, it’s going to add another $300 billion going to bring down the deficit again,” she said.

She continued, “We are doing this responsibly. You heard directly from the president this is something that is going to be important for middle-class Americans.”

“When you think about 90 percent of the folks who are going to actually benefit from this are making $75,000 or less, and you think about what Republicans did just a couple of years ago, they signed off on a $2 trillion tax cut for the wealthy and did not provide any way to pay for that.”

Doocy, looking for a better answer asked, “Who is paying for this?”

“What we are saying is the work that this administration has done, the work that the Democrats and Congress have done, is actually there. And you see that the $1.7 trillion deficit deduction that you see is going to benefit us in being able to do something for the middle class,” the press secretary responded.

Still, Doocy countered, “But when you forgive the debt, you’re not just disappearing debt. So who is paying for this?”

“We’re going to lift the pause [on student loan payments] at the end of this year, which is going to matter, right? Which is going to offset a lot of what we’re doing as well. When you think about the $4 billion that’s going to go back as revenue back into this process of folks paying their college tuition, that matters as well,” Jean-Pierre added in a “smart way.”

Eventually, Jean-Pierre went on to the next reporter.

(FreedomWire.org) – The White House is still trying to walk back remarks Joe Biden made last week about shutting down coal plants, suggesting Monday that the comments were too hard to hear to be understood, and have been twisted.

While speaking in Southern California at the corporate headquarters of Viasat in to promote the CHIPS and Science Act, Biden on Friday very clearly said “we’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar.” The CHIPS and Science Act was signed into law in August to provide $50 billion in incentives to the domestic manufacturing of semiconductors.

Biden seemed to suggest that the United States’ would be transitioning to so-called “clean energy” partly because of the high cost of coal.

“No one is building new coal plants, because they can’t rely on it, even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of their existence of the plant, so it’s going to become a wind generation,” Biden said. “And all they’re doing is they’re going to save them a hell of a lot of money using the same transition line that transmits coal fire electric,” he claimed, before stating that the U.S. would be “shutting these plants down all across America.”

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Saturday ripped Biden for making what he called “offensive and disgusting” comments that ignored the “severe economic pain” Americans are feeling because of rising energy costs.

“Being cavalier about the loss of coal jobs for men and women in West Virginia and across the country who literally put their lives on the line to help build and power this country is offensive and disgusting,” Manchin said.

The Democrat demanded that Biden apologize to coal workers.

“Comments like these are the reason the American people are losing trust in President Biden and instead believes he does not understand the need to have an all in energy policy that would keep our nation totally energy independent and secure,” he said.

Later on Saturday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre put out a statement accusing critics of twisting his comments: “The president’s remarks yesterday have been twisted to suggest a meaning that was not intended; he regrets it if anyone hearing these remarks took offense,” she said.

Jean-Pierre was still in damage control mode on Monday, as she struggled from the White House podium to explain Biden’s remarks. This time she seemed to suggest that it was too hard to hear Biden’s message due to loud noises in the room.

“So we just wanted to be very clear, uh, on that, which is why we, uh, put out a statement. Seems like there was uh, some confusion, uh, on that. And so, uh, but you know, uh, I want to say this. It was—some of you were there. It was loud and hard to hear, I think, or maybe not exactly what [heavy sigh] what, uh, was being said, but I currently don’t want to get into punditry from here and why we did it, or unintelligible did it on T.V.

But I spoke to this over the weekend. The president’s words, we believe, were twisted, um, and we were very clear about that, and anybody who knows Joe Biden, knows that he comes from coal, uh, coal country, from Scranton, Pennsylvania. His great grandfather was a mining engineer as you all know.”

Reading from her notes, Jean Pierre continued a bit more smoothly: “President Biden knows that the men and women of coal country built this nation, and he has spent his presidency fighting for coal communities so that they too  can benefit from the energy transition we’re in right now.”

However, Biden’s hostility toward the energy sector is well documented, even if it’s not a narrative Democrats need ahead of the midterm elections as Americans struggle to make ends meet.

During a campaign event in New Hampshire in December of 2019, Biden said coal miners should “learn how to program,” and fossil fuel executives should go to jail. “Anybody who can go down 300 to 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well…Give me a break! Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for god’s sake!” Biden said.

Biden said guidelines were needed to hold fossil fuel executives “liable” for alleged pollution “particularly in those cases where your underserved neighborhoods and you know the deal,” and threatened: “when they don’t unintelligible we’ll put them in jail—I’m not joking!”

The media did not “twist” Biden’s words. He has repeated time and time again, that he wants to eliminate fossil fuels.

(FreedomWire.org) – Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday if anybody approves of the administration’s handling of inflation.

Doocy asked the press secretary why inflation is continuing to skyrocket despite President Joe Biden continuously promising to tackle the issue. Jean-Pierre expressed the administration’s understanding of the American people’s frustrations and warned that Republicans are going to make inflation worse by repealing the Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPS Act.

“The president understands, and we’ve talked about this many times, that inflation is an issue. High costs, costs, is an issue for the American people and so he’s been very clear about making that his number one economic priority,” Jean-Pierre said. “And he has done the work, and he’s done the work with congressional Democrats when you think about the Inflation Reduction Act which is going to lower the cost for our seniors, millions and millions of seniors across the country. When you think about that $2,000 cap on their own Medicare prescription, when you think about the thousands of dollars that our seniors pay a month, now that’s going to be $2,000 a year.”

“That is the work that congressional Democrats and the president has done. Republicans did not vote for that at all and what Republicans want to do is that they want to repeal that very historic piece of legislation that is also going to lower energy costs, that is also going to help fight climate change. They want to get rid of it. So there is a contrast that we are going to make which is how Republicans are actually going to make things worse and Democrats want to do the opposite and make things a little easier,” she continued.

“But, who exactly think the president is doing a good job on inflation because we’ve got a new poll that finds he receives his lowest job ratings on inflation at -38 points,” Doocy said.

The press secretary reiterated that the president is working to lower the costs of gas, Medicare and healthcare. She then accused Republicans of refusing to work alongside the president to ease the burden of high costs on Americans.

“Republicans in Congress refuse, they refuse to be partners with us on this,” she answered. “They refuse to help us. You think about the American Rescue Plan that has helped create an economy that is indeed resilient, that created jobs, they refuse to help.”

The Fox News reporter pointed out a general consensus held by most economists that the American Rescue Plan “has contributed” to inflation. She referred Doocy to Treasury Department Janet Yellen’s scheduled statement on these reports, then argued that the pieces of legislation passed by the Biden administration are “popular with the American people.”

(FreedomWire.org) – White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to the now former Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez’s racist remarks by pointing fingers at Republicans.

A leaked audio recording from October 2021 caught Martinez, a Democrat, saying that a white councilman, Mike Bonin, treated his black son like an “accessory” and a “little white kid,” then referred to the child as a “parece changuito,” which translates to “like a monkey.” Martinez resigned from her position as president Monday, and announced Tuesday that she is taking a leave of absence.

In addition to Martinez’s remarks on the child, Councilman Kevin de León compared Bonin’s handling of his son at the Martin Luther King Jr. parade to Martinez holding a Louis Vuitton bag. Martinez criticized Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon, saying “f*ck that guy, he’s with the blacks.”

Martinez replied by calling the child a “su negrito,” a racially demeaning term in the Spanish language, the audio found.

Martinez announced Tuesday that she is taking a leave of absence from the council following the public outcry and demonstrations that have erupted at the Los Angeles City Hall. She and De Leon, plus Councilman Gil Cedillo and Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera, have all apologized for the incident.

The press secretary said the four participants in the recorded conversation should resign from their positions on the council. She then claimed that Democrats hold one another accountable for racist and anti-Semitic remarks while “MAGA [Make America Great Again] Republicans” support it.

“The president is glad to see that one of the participants in that conversation has resigned but they all should. He believes that they all should resign. The language that was used and tolerated during that conversation was unacceptable and it was appalling,” Jean-Pierre said. “They should all step down and here’s the difference between Democrats and MAGA Republicans. When Democrats say something racist of anti-Semitic, we hold them, we hold Democrats accountable.

“When a MAGA Republican says something racist or anti-Semitic, they are embraced by cheering crowds and become celebrated and sought after in endorsements,” she continued.

The press secretary named Republican Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville stating that Democrats support reparations because they believe “the people who do crime are owed that” at a Trump rally Saturday and Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano for criticizing his opponent for sending his child to Bryn Mawr’s Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, a Jewish school.

“The president used to say and I quote the president right now, ‘hate never goes away, it only hides, but lately it’s out in the open at these extreme MAGA rallies,’” she said.

Will Biden be held accountable for his racist remarks?

(FreedomWire.org) – Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy pressed White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on rising crime rates throughout the U.S. on Monday.

Doocy asked if President Joe Biden believes American cities are “safe” with crime rates continuing to rise in certain areas of the country. He cited statistics from an article published by The New York Times titled, “A Shift in Crime,” indicating that crime has remained at record highs in the past year.

“Does Biden think America’s big cities are safe?” Doocy asked. “We know that deaths and robberies are up about 20% in the first half of this year so I’m wondering if he thinks America’s big cities are safe?”

“Are you talking about The New York Times story, specifically? Is that what you’re referring to?” Jean-Pierre asked.

“They had some stats. The murder rate is still 30% above its 2019 level, they’re all from the Council on Criminal Justice.”

Doocy then cited the shooting of Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson and the home robbery of Democratic California Rep. Karen Bass. Doocy noted that if high profile figures are at risk then ordinary Americans likely also fear for their safety.

Jean-Pierre said the president secured “historic funding” toward law enforcement in the American Rescue Plan and blamed current crime statistics on former President Donald Trump’s administration. 

“This is a president who has secured historic funding to make sure that law enforcement has what it needs and he was able to do this in the face of opposition from Republicans,” she said. “During a time where he inherited a rising crime rate from the previous administration, the president put forth the American Rescue Plan and in that very plan there was more than $300 billion to go to local states and local cities to make sure that they were able to hire law enforcement, to hire firefighters, they were able to hire people that were critical to their needs as they were dealing with a pandemic. Republicans voted against that.”

When Doocy then repeated his question, the press secretary emphasized the importance of highlighting the president’s actions in combating crime in cities and communities throughout the country. He then cited former White House press secretary Jen Psaki on “Meet the Press” on Sunday saying that “crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats.”

“Why would she say that?” he asked.

“I can’t do electoral politics from here, as you know. But I kind of don’t agree with your characterization of what she actually said. But I’ll say this and I’ve already said this already, the past few months what we’ve been able to do is create a pretty much clear split screen of what we are doing to deliver for the American people and what Republicans refuse to do,” she said. “We are making sure that we have Medicare and Social Security and we make sure that the Big Pharma is not upping cost for our seniors and making sure that we give them a little bit of breathing room.”

(FreedomWire.org) – More than a year and a half into the Biden administration, the White House continues to double down on lies, denials, and spin whenever its spokespeople are pressed on the out-of-control border crisis. By doing so, the administration is demonstrating a shameless refusal to take responsibility for the effects of its own open-borders policies. It is also insulting the intelligence of the American people, a large majority of whom are apparently not buying the official narrative. Needless to say, attempting to deny reality is hardly a solid basis for good policy.

During a White House press briefing on August 29, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked by Peter Doocy, about the administration’s double standards as to who is allowed to enter the country. Referring to Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, who was not allowed to compete in the U.S. Open because he was not vaccinated for COVID-19, Doocy asked the straightforward, common-sense question of “How come migrants are allowed to come into this country unvaccinated but world-class tennis players are not?”

In response, Ms. Jean-Pierre asserted that “they’re two different things.” “It is not that simple. It’s not just that people are walking across the border,” lied the press secretary, who simultaneously played the blame game, stating that the Biden administration was simply “fixing a broken system that was actually left by the last administration” – a favorite Team Biden talking point. Apparently, releasing COVID-positive illegal aliens into the country’s interior is necessary to “fix” our immigration system.

The truth is much different than Biden administration propaganda, of course. Since President Biden took office, almost 5 million illegal aliens have crossed the U.S. border, which translates into thousands of foreign nationals violating our sovereign frontiers by “walking” – or perhaps running, sprinting, or swimming in – every single day. Plenty of footage confirming this is available online. In places like Eagle Pass, Texas, local resources are so overwhelmed – especially due to increased migrant drownings accompanying the increased illegal crossing numbers – that some 911 calls, including domestic-violence incidents, go unanswered.

A Daily Caller News Foundation reporter contradicted a claim by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the border and the vaccination status of migrants with one Twitter post Tuesday morning.

DCNF investigative reporter Jennie Taer posted a video of migrants walking across the border at a section where border fencing is incomplete on Twitter. Taer tagged Jean-Pierre in the post with the 65-second video.

Given the disaster that is the Biden Border Crisis, it is perhaps understandable why they are lying, that is all the administration has left as a defense. For the sake of the country, however, it would be preferable if – in the spirit of “better late than never” – Team Biden acknowledged the reality on the ground and attempted to fix the mess it has created.