Peter Doocy, the Fox News White House Correspondent, sparked a shocked laugh from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre as part of the Monday morning press briefing, seemingly catching the official off-guard with a very outside-the-box question.
Doocy, who like quite a few others throughout the White House Press Corps, asked questions concerning President Joe Biden and the caches of classified documents that were stashed and seemingly just keep cropping up in different areas around the country — but he took a highly differentiated approach to get a response.
DOOCY TO KJP: “When you found out that the FBI located even more Classified Materials in Wilmington, which four letter word did you use?” pic.twitter.com/pLI7cH1DP7
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“When you found out that the FBI located even more classified materials in Wilmington, which four-letter word did you use?” posited Doocy to the press secretary.
Jean-Pierre, who dropped into laughter alongside quite a few other people scattered around the room, shot back, “Oh, my goodness, Peter.”
“You can’t say?” stated Doocy. “Okay.”
A group of reporters — including Doocy himself — have repeatedly attempted to push Jean-Pierre on the documents: what they deal with; whether or not that there could be additional documents in a number of other locations; whether or not Biden even knew that he had the papers in his possession at all.
However, the question posed this past Monday from Doocy appeared to be a direct shot at members of the Biden administration and their earlier claim that all of the classified materials had been discovered and handed over to the correct authorities — a statement that had been proven entirely false just a single day later when another cache of papers was discovered to have been locked inside the personal residence for Biden located in Wilmington, Delaware.
Jean-Pierre repeated the claims from the White House counsel to the gathered press the Friday prior to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday — and again on Tuesday, after more documents were discovered on Saturday, she had to deal with questions from various reporters who highlight that she had openly repeated falsified information.
“Do you feel badly that you gave out false information?” questioned James Rosen, the Newsmax Chief White House Correspondent, as part of the briefing, but he got absolutely no answer.
Tamara Keith, with NPR, quickly took up a similar tactic, asking, “Are you upset that you came out to this podium on Friday with incomplete and inaccurate information? And are you concerned that it affects your credibility up here?”
Rosen them attempted once again as the briefing came to an end, claiming, “You told us something six times that turned out to be false. Are you sorry about that?”