A new study has found that White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has offered very few direct answers to questions pertaining to the scandals plaguing President Biden and his son Hunter.
The conservative-leaning Media Research Center (MRC) analyzed Jean-Pierre’s responses to questions asked at White House press briefings from Jan. 1 through June 30 of this year, which covers Biden’s classified documents controversy and the corruption allegations being investigated by GOP lawmakers.
“Analysts found that while reporters asked Jean-Pierre 252 questions about either of these topics, only six received a definitive answer,” NewsBusters media editor Bill D’Agostino wrote Wednesday.
The study found that Biden’s spokeswoman fielded 217 questions about the classified documents controversy but only five of them, or “just 2%,” were “concretely answered.” Meanwhile, just one of the 35 questions pertaining to the corruption allegations that have been leveled against the Biden family were addressed.
The one question Jean-Pierre answered regarding Hunter Biden and the corruption controversy being leveled by government whistleblowers came from Fox News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich.
“Senator Chuck Grassley made some statements yesterday on the Senate floor, saying that this foreign national on the FBI 1023 form apparently has 15 recorded conversations with Hunter Biden and claims to have two with the President… is the White House aware of any recordings in which the President might be on tape speaking to a Burisma executive?” Heinrich asked June 13.
Among the findings was an alleged WhatsApp text message Hunter Biden sent to a Chinese business associate using his father as part of what Republicans say was an illicit scheme. The White House Counsel’s Office repeated its claim that the president “was not in business with his son” and that Justice Department decisions in its investigations are done “independently” without White House involvement.
During the June 23 briefing, Jean-Pierre deferred most of the questions to the White House Counsel’s Office.