CNN host Don Lemon has grilled White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the Biden administration’s prior knowledge of the FBI raid on President Donald Trump’s home.
On Thursday evening, Lemon asked Jean-Pierre who at the White House knew about the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida before it happened.
“I’ve got to ask you about the investigation into these classified documents kept at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort,” Lemon said.
“Who in the White House knew about the investigation?
“Because the president has been adamant that he knew nothing – got no warning about it.”
She said: “So, those are two different things, so let me just say that for a second.
“Look, when it comes to the investigation, the search that we saw recently that you all have reported on, we have been very clear on this.
“The president was not briefed.
“No one at the White House was briefed.
“We were not briefed on the investigation.”
Lemon wasn’t buying it and demanded answers.
“What we did is we deferred.
“We deferred to the Department of Justice.”
Lemon fired back:
“Who is ‘we’?
“Who knew about it at the White House?”
Jean-Pierre said, “I don’t have specific names or specific – the White House deferred that to the national archivist.”
CNN: “Is the White House going to release a cost estimate at some point?”
BIDEN PRESS SECRETARY KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: “Yeah we’ve talked about that. Look, this is, this is something. What the other piece of this too is we're going to see.” pic.twitter.com/hzRPcYbSs4
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 26, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre is struggling to answer Don Lemon's question about what Joe Biden meant by Republicans being "semi-fascists."
She is so terrible at her job. If you can't even handle Don Lemon as a Democrat flack, you are beyond incompetent. pic.twitter.com/vUmI3h9IdX
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) August 26, 2022