During Friday’s White House press briefing, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre neglected to shed much light on the unfolding situation of the classified documents found in President Joe Biden’s home and office. While she stonewalled reporters during the briefing, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy later revealed a few of the questions he intended to ask.
During Friday’s broadcast of “America Reports” with John Roberts, Doocy made an appearance, leading Roberts to bring up the fact that Jean-Pierre had “passed [him] over” and refused to give any answers about the classified information.
“She passed you over today,” Roberts remarked.
“Ah — I don’t know why,” Doocy shrugged, smiling, but went on to reveal the question he had planned to ask in light of news that Biden planned to leave the nation’s capital and spend the weekend at his Wilmington, Delaware, home where the newest sets of classified documents had been found.
“If I would’ve had an opportunity to ask a question, the first one I have on my sheet was: Why is President Biden going to Wilmington today, isn’t that a potential crime scene?” Doocy told Roberts.
Doocy went on to say that the White House has been refusing to offer much in the way of new information, with the only clear statements coming from the administration on the issue, which he claimed had reached the level of “scandal,” were that they “take it seriously” and “are going to cooperate.”
However, Doocy did manage to get a direct response from Biden on Thursday, shortly after the news that classified documents had been discovered in his garage broke.
“Classified material next to your Corvette? What were you thinking?” Doocy asked.
“I’m going to get the chance to speak on all of this, God willing it’ll be soon, but I said earlier this week — and by the way my Corvette is in a locked garage. It’s not like it’s sitting out in the street,” Biden responded.
Later on, Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson noted that Biden had been reading his responses from a cue card, but seemingly responded to Doocy off-book. Benson noted that a “locked garage” is typically not looked at as the standard for storing classified material, meaning that Doocy’s question may have led Biden to admit more than he had intended.
Law professor Jonathan Turley, in an opinion piece for Fox News, put it best, saying that “The fact is that the argument that you protected classified documents as carefully as your Corvette will not cut it with the criminal code.”
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