WH Press Secretary Flees After Questions About Durham Reports
During a White House press briefing on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, fled the podium after receiving questions about the newly released Durham Reports which found that the Department of Justice and FBI “failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law” when it launched the Trump-Russia investigation.
“What is the White House reaction to special counsel report on how the FBI handled the Trump-Russia probe?” a White House correspondent asked. Jean-Pierre responded, “I would leave it to the Department of Justice to speak to that.”
After this response, the reporter pressed further saying “The president talks often about how he wants the DOJ and FBI to remain independent and above the fray. That report seems to reflect the opposite. Does he agree with Special Counsel Durham that there needs to be wholesale changes at the FBI?” Jean-Pierre then gave the reporter the same answer and promptly closed her book before saying “Thank you so much. I’ll see you guys in Japan,” and then left.
Many people were enraged by this clear dodge of an important question and took to Twitter saying that Jean-Pierre supported the idea of Trump colluding with Russia to win the 2016 election, even bringing up old tweets with the now White House Press Secretary, using the hashtags “TrumpRussia”, and calling Trump a fake president.