Posted BY: TownHall
In the first White House press briefing since the FBI raided President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago, Biden’s press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre reiterated previously reported claims that no one in the White House — not President Joe Biden, not anyone who works there — was given any heads up that the FBI would be going after Trump at his Palm Beach retreat.
“The Justice Department conducts investigations independently, and we leave any law enforcement matters to them — It would not be appropriate for us to comment on any ongoing investigations,” Jean-Pierre explained in a line that would be repeated more than a dozen times in Tuesday’s briefing as reporters tried to get more out of the White House about what the unprecedented raid targeting a former president’s home.
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“He believes in the rule of law, in the independence of justice department investigations,” Jean-Pierre claimed, “that those investigations should be free from political influence and he has held that commitment as president.” The White House also refused to say whether Biden thought the Justice Department and FBI acted accordingly in its raid of Mar-A-Lago: