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Peter Doocy Catches Karine Jean-Pierre Off-Guard With Classified Docs Question

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The Grind:

Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy got a surprised laugh out of Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during Monday’s briefing, catching her off-guard with an outside-the-box question.

Doocy, like many others in the White House Press Corps, asked about President Joe Biden and the classified documents that just keep appearing in different locations — but he took a very different approach.

The Details:

“When you found out that the FBI located even more classified materials in Wilmington, which four-letter word did you use?” Doocy asked.

Jean-Pierre, laughing along with several others in the room, replied, “Oh, my goodness, Peter.”
“You can’t say?” Doocy asked. “Okay.”

A number of reporters — including Doocy — have repeatedly pressed Jean-Pierre on the documents: what they pertain to; whether or not there might be more in other locations; whether or not Biden was aware they were in his possession.

But Doocy’s question on Monday appeared to be a jab at the Biden administration’s earlier claim that all classified materials had been found and turned over to the proper authorities — a claim that was proven false a day later when more documents were found in Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home.

Jean-Pierre repeated the White House counsel’s claim to reporters the Friday before the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday — and on Tuesday, after more documents were found on Saturday, she had to field questions from reporters who pointed out that she had shared false information. Read more…

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