Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, claimed on Tuesday that she didn’t realize she had mislead the media when she announced the search had been over, despite the fact that more sensitive materials had been found in President Joe Biden’s private residence the previous week.
Last Thursday, during the daily briefing, Jean-Pierre lied six times to the American public by claiming that the search for secret documents in Biden’s position was finished on Wednesday. According to reports on Saturday, further secret documents were uncovered on Thursday, contradicting Jean-Pierre’s assertion that the hunt for documents was finished.
The daily news conference on Tuesday saw Jean-Pierre finally concede, after pressure from several reporters, that she was in fact unknowingly misleading the media.
“No,” she admitted, “I didn’t know. At the moment, I was in possession of the same knowledge as you all.”
The same assertion delivered to reporters, according to Jean-Pierre, was delivered to her by White House lawyers.
She asserted, “I have been transparent from this platform,” and added that by withholding information about the procedure, she was being “very very careful and sensitive” of the Justice Department inquiry.
She merely said that she did not want to impede the ongoing inquiry when asked if she was “upset” that she shared inaccurate information.
In retrospect, Jean-Pierre declined to confirm any fresh information regarding the classified material during the press conference, including whether or not the hunt for them was finished.
“I’ll continue to exercise caution here.” She reiterated that she was being “quite clear” from the podium and declared, “I’m not going to remark from here.”
Jean-Pierre claimed that despite frequent reports of new confidential materials found in his possession, President Joe Biden was confident in his team.
“He has made his feelings extremely obvious. He and I spoke this morning. He’s really focused.” She stated, “I traveled with him over the weekend and he wanted to concentrate on the economy and the concerns of the American people.”
Jean-Pierre insisted that journalists direct their inquiries to the president’s attorneys or the Justice Department and reiterated that she would no longer discuss the confidential materials at the podium.
“Look. Guys. You can ask me a hundred times, guys. You may repeat it 200 times. I’m going to say it again and again… We’re simply going to try to leave this behind,” she added, and “move on.”
At the conclusion of Jean-Pierre’s briefing, Newsmax reporter James Rosen stated, “You told us all something six times that turned out to be wrong. Are you sorry for what you did?”
She stepped away from the podium and said, “I’ll see you tomorrow. Come chat with me! I will see you then.”