After a series of questions about Covid and Ukraine at the White House press briefing on Thursday, Philip Wegman of Real Clear Politics and Rob Kirley of the Daily Mail finally asked a question about Hunter Biden. New York Times Report All but acknowledge that New York Post Was correct About his infamous laptop in 2020. Unfortunately, Press Secretary Jane Saki did not want to do anything with them.
Only two Hunter questions came up in the last four and a half minutes of the 54-minute briefing, with Wegman coming first (this is the second of his two briefing questions):
New York Times Emails that appear to have come from an abandoned laptop by Hunter Biden in Delaware have been verified. The president had previously said that the New York Post’s story about this was “a bunch of rubbish” and that it was “a Russian plant.” Is he steadfast in that assessment?
Of course, Saki was not interested, he said Wegman should have spoken “To the Representatives of the Judiciary and Hunter Biden” Because “[h]It doesn’t work in government. “
Imagine if / when a Trump press secretary told Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump that four years of liberal media has overwhelmed their business careers? Fear!
Kirley arrived a few minutes later when the final reporter called. He waited until his last question to follow.
This time, he condemned all but his evasiveness given what he said about himself PostBomb: “[Y]You were asked about Hunter Biden’s laptop. You, too, in October 2020, dismissed it as ‘Russian confusion’. Are you steadfast in that assessment?
Despite that Own on-the-record comments (And it’s even more relevant for her to answer that way) “United States Spokesperson” Which is the first son “Doesn’t work for that.”
Let’s see how Times The State Department had to be taken to court In order to allow the release of emails from Froggy Bottom related to the President’s son, Saki replied that it was relevant again.
But alas, that’s when you have five generous broadcast and cable networks Don’t want to do anything Hunter (without protecting him as if he were still a child), the real question is easy to get away with.
To view the relevant briefing transcript from March 17, click “Expand”.
White House press briefing [via CBSN]
March 17, 2022
3:45 pm East
Philip Wegman: And then one more. New York Times Emails that appear to have come from an abandoned laptop by Hunter Biden in Delaware have been verified. The President had earlier said that New York Post The story about this was “a bunch of rubbish” and it was “a Russian plant”. Is he steadfast in that assessment?
Pisaki: I will also refer you to the representatives of the judiciary and Hunter Biden. He does not work in the government.
Rob Kirley: And if I could, you were asked about Hunter Biden’s laptop. You, too, in October 2020, dismissed it as “Russian confusion.” Do you stand by that assessment?
Pisaki: Again, I would like to point to the representatives of the judiciary and Hunter Biden. I am a spokesman for the United States. He does not work for the United States.