Don Lemon Grills Jean-Pierre on FBI’s Trump Raid: ‘Who Knew about It at the White House?’

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.”

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Lemon wasn’t buying it and demanded answers.

Jean-Pierre said:

“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.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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