By Jackson Kincaid
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has once again lied. Or at best, prematurely made judgments and announcements—this time over the sensitive documents found at the Biden personal residence.
Jean-Pierre announced from the White House that late last week, White House lawyers had concluded their search of classified documents in and around the Biden residence, leaving the listening to assume they had come up empty.
Originally, Jean-Pierre replied when questioned that the matter was "in the hands of the special counsel. You should assume it has been completed, yes." Then, later in the press conference, she stated, "the search is complete."
But that was untrue. Not only did the search continue into the evening, but so did the return on that search, with more documents found in the Biden garage as well as the surrounding room. Yes, classified documents were found in a garage, after the White House had told the American people that the search was completed.
“Because I have a security clearance, I went to Wilmington Thursday evening to facilitate providing the document the president's personal counsel found on Wednesday to the Justice Department. While I was transferring it to the DOJ officials who accompanied me, five additional pages with classification markings were discovered among the material with it, for a total of six pages. The DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them.” – Richard Saube, White House special counsel