(Presidentialwire.com)- During a White House press briefing last week, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy used President Biden’s own words to hammer press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre over Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
During a 60 Minutes interview in September, Biden was asked to comment on the news that classified documents were found at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
The president asked how anyone “could be that irresponsible” and said he was worried about what sources and methods could have been compromised.
Doocy echoed the president’s question and asked Jean-Pierre, “Isn’t that what this president says about mishandling classified documents?”
Dodging the question, Jean-Pierre referred to what the president had said the day before about how he takes classified documents “seriously,” telling Doocy that Biden “takes them seriously and he was surprised to learn—”
Cutting her off, Doocy observed that it didn’t look as if Biden “takes them seriously,” prompting Jean-Pierre to snap, “I disagree.”
She said the president’s lawyers found the documents at the Penn Biden Center and “immediately turned them over to the Archives.” She said she wouldn’t go into specifics, telling Doocy that he heard what the president said. She said Biden “truly respects and takes this very seriously.”
When Doocy asked how Biden could be trusted, Jean-Pierre countered by noting that the president’s lawyers followed standard procedure by notifying the National Archives about the classified documents.
Doocy pointed out that the classified documents were found in a closet, asking Jean-Pierre how they got there.
Jean-Pierre again said the president was surprised that the documents were found at the Penn Biden Center and when his lawyers discovered them, they turned them over to the National Archives, adding that it is under review by the Justice Department.