(PatriotWise.com) — During the White House press briefing last Friday, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre accused New York Post reporter Caitlin Doornbos of being “irresponsible” after she bluntly asked if the cocaine found in the White House on July 2 belonged to anyone in the Biden family, the New York Post reported.
Doornbos didn’t couch her question, asking Jean-Pierre if she could say “once and for all” if the cocaine discovered near the West Executive entrance “belonged to any member of the first family.”
Jean-Pierre feigned righteous indignation, lecturing reporters about some of the “irresponsible reporting” about the Biden family.
When Doornbos attempted to dispute Jean-Pierre’s claim, the press secretary cut her off and reiterated that she had been “very clear” in her answers about the cocaine, noting that the Biden family was not at the White House at the time the cocaine was found but at Camp David.
Jean-Pierre impatiently explained that the Bidens were not in the White House on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, not returning from Camp David until Tuesday. She added that for Doornbos to ask that question “is actually incredibly irresponsible.”
Jean-Pierre was also asked to explain why deputy press secretary Andrew Bates cited the Hatch Act as the reason he could not officially say that the cocaine did not belong to the Biden family.
The Hatch Act only bars White House staff from using official platforms to campaign.
Jean-Pierre claimed that Bates cited the Hatch Act because he was “trying to be very mindful.” She instructed reporters to read the transcript for themselves to see what Bates was trying to say.
It was later reported that Jean-Pierre played fast and loose with the facts.
It turns out that the Biden family did not leave for Camp David until 6:30 pm on Friday, June 30, about 48 hours before the baggie of cocaine was found, according to the New York Post.
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