National Security Council spokesman John Kirby was left speechless Wednesday when questioned by a reporter over whether President Biden is “corrupt.”
The exchange between Kirby and New York Post reporter Steven Nelson took place during the daily White House press briefing as the former was taking questions on foreign policy-related issues.
“There have been many developments in the House investigations into the first family’s international business dealings recently,” Nelson said, referencing the Republican-led House Oversight Committee’s ongoing investigation into the Biden family.
Nelson noted the committee’s efforts to obtain an FBI document that allegedly describes a criminal scheme involving Biden and a foreign national and relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions.
He also mentioned the IRS whistleblower who has alleged there was an attempt by the DOJ to slow-walk its investigation into Hunter Biden’s finances, as well as a recent poll that found a majority of voters believe the president was involved in “an illegal influence peddling scheme” alongside his son while he was vice president.
“So what do you say to the majority of Americans who believe that the president is himself corrupt?” Nelson asked Kirby.
“Wow,” Kirby said as he shook his head. His reaction was followed with a long pause of silence.
“The president has spoken to this and there’s nothing to these claims. And as for the whistleblower issue that you talked about and in the document — I believe the FBI has spoken to that, and you’re going to have to go to them on that,” he eventually said.
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