White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made another fine mess.
The stakes are high for this blunder.
And Karine Jean-Pierre let a secret slip about Hunter Biden that no one was ever supposed to know.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wouldn’t say whether President Joe Biden lied about being involved in Hunter’s business dealings when New York Post reporter Steven Nelson asked why Biden interacted with so many of his family’s business associates on Thursday.
“What we’re seeing from House Republicans is wasted time. And it is certainly, you know, a baseless political slant. That’s what we’re seeing. And they’re leaving. House Republicans are leaving this week to go, you know, enjoy a nice holiday. Right? As most Americans should. But what happened to the funding to Ukraine?” Jean-Pierre responded in effort to deflect, exclaiming that Republicans weren’t focused on important issues such as the border.
“There’s been zero evidence, zero evidence. You can ask me about engagement and what the president has done with his family in conversation. But there’s no evidence,” Jean-Pierre eventually said.
“Wait, wait. But there’s no evidence. There is no evidence that the president has done wrongdoing. There’s none. Absolutely none. None. And that is just a fact. You’ve heard it from Republicans themselves. So they’re wasting their time. Instead of doing the work on behalf of the American people, they go after the president’s family. But that’s a waste of time,” she said.
But Nelson went on to highlight the fact that there is evidence indicating Biden had interacted with Hunter’s associates and that Biden was “lying” about never having any contact with them.
“The president is not lying about anything as it relates to what House Republicans are trying to do. It is baseless. It is a political stunt. And it has not proven that the president has done anything wrong, anything wrong. And so they are wasting their time. They are wasting the American people’s time,” Jean-Pierre responded.
“What they should be doing is the things that I just listed. They’re going to go home, but they haven’t taken care of what — We need to make sure that we are helping Ukraine. There’s going to be potentially a shutdown next month. They have done nothing, nothing to avert that shutdown,” she said before moving on to another reporter.
Biden was also questioned during a press conference about why he interacted with “so many” of his son and brother’s foreign business associates.
“I’m not going to comment. I did not, and it’s just a bunch of lies,” Biden said. “They’re lies. I did not. They’re lies.”
Multiple of Hunter Biden’s business associates have testified that Joe Biden was involved in Hunter’s business deals.