During a heated White House press briefing Tuesday, reporters from across the news media spectrum, including the New York Times and Fox News, hit press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre hard for her and President Joe Biden’s refusals to discuss the ongoing prosecution of former President Donald Trump.
Jean-Pierre was made especially angry by New York Times reporter Michael Shear when he asked her why the president remains mum now, despite discussing January 6, 2021, while many Americans had ongoing cases against them stemming from the event.
In response, Jean-Pierre went on an off-topic tirade, repeating the lie that U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick was killed during the breach.
In a later exchange with Fox News’ Peter Doocy, Jean-Pierre told off the reporter, refusing to comment once more.
Doocy then asked Jean-Pierre whether Biden now has any fears of his own indictment after he has left the presidency, considering the new precedent set by DA Bragg’s case against Trump.
“President Biden is a lawyer…Is he concerned at all that a local DA indicting a former president could…open up the possibility, set the precedent that local DAs that don’t like former President Biden could indict him?” Doocy asked.
Jean-Pierre once again refused to comment.