KJP Comes Under Fire From Press Over Hunter Collapsed Deal

In what can be described as a rare occurrence, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre (KJP) came under heavy fire from members of the press as she tried to dodge questions related to Hunter Biden’s collapsed sweetheart deal on Wednesday. 

According to The Daily Wire, Jean-Pierre began the Wednesday press conference by trying to ward off any questions about Hunter’s deal. 

“As we have said, the president, the first lady — they love their son, and they support him as he continues to rebuild his life,” she said. “So for anything further, as you know — and we’ve been very consistent from here — I’d refer you to the Department of Justice and to Hunter’s representatives, who is his legal team, obviously, who can address any of your questions.”

However, Members of the press —who have mostly treated KJP with kid gloves— did not fall for her tactics. 

One reporter brought up the gun-related charge that the first son now faces after his deal collapsed. The reporter noted that President Joe Biden spent most of his political career working on gun laws. 

“Does he (President Biden) believe that someone who is charged with possessing a firearm illegally should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law?” the reporter asked.

KJP refused to answer the question, saying she would not discuss the gun charges. 

“It is an independent matter. This is up for the Department of Justice,” Kjp responded.

The reporter pressed further, noting that Biden has hammered the need to get illegal firearms off the streets since becoming president. The reporter then asked KJP what Biden believes should happen to anyone who carries a gun illegally.

“I’m going to be very mindful here,” KJP responded. “I’m going to be very careful because I see where this question is going. And I’m just going to refer you, as this has been an independent investigation — it’s overseen by the Department of Justice — I’m going to let them speak to this as they are moving forward.”

Another reporter noted that KJP said President Biden was never in business with his son. The reporter then asked her if the president had any discussions of any kind with Hunter about his business dealings. 

“I appreciate the question,” KJP responded. “I’ve been asked this question multiple times in different various — variations in different ways. I — as you mentioned, I was asked this question multiple times on Monday. Nothing has changed. I don’t have anything to add to what I stated on Monday.”