White House Spox Karine Jean-Pierre Refuses To Say If Biden Is Weaponizing DOJ, FBI Against Political Opponents

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday repeatedly refused to deny that the Biden Justice Department has been weaponized against the regime’s political opponents.

“We’re just not going to comment on the Department of Justice investigation,” Jean Pierre replied when Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked, “Is this White House weaponizing the Justice Department and the FBI against political opponents?”

“The president has been very clear from before he was elected—very clear on this throughout his time in office,” she said.

“The president believes in the rule of law, the president believes in the independence of the Department of Justice,” Jean-Pierre replied, when asked the question again.

Doocy, at this point, pointed out that he was asking a simple yes or no question.

Jean-Pierre shot back, “it’s a yes or no for you. I’m answering the question, you may not like it, but I’m answering the question.”

The press secretary then repeated her talking point that the White House “is not going to comment on a criminal investigation.”

Jean-Pierre also claimed that Joe Biden heard about the raid in the news, like everyone else, and refused to say if Attorney General Merrick Garland signed off on it.

“I don’t have anything more to share,” she said.

Republicans have been up in arms over the FBI raid of Trump’s Palm Beach residence, with some—like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis—openly calling it “weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents.”

“The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves,” DeSantis tweeted Monday night. “Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted Monday night that the DOJ “has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization,” and advised AG Garland to preserve his documents, and clear his calendar.

“The raid by Joe Biden’s FBI on the home of a former president who is also Biden’s chief political opponent is an unprecedented assault on democratic norms and the rule of law,” tweeted Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.). “Biden has taken our republic into dangerous waters.”

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said the raid shows that the Democrats are abusing their power.

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely,” McDaniel said in a statement. “Countless times we have examples of Democrats flouting the law and abusing power with no recourse. Democrats continually weaponize the bureaucracy against Republicans. This raid is outrageous. This abuse of power must stop and the only way to do that is to elect Republicans in November.”

On Fox and Friends Tuesday morning, McDaniel said the raid was “deeply concerning” and “such an overreach.”

In a video Monday night, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio expressed deep concern over the Biden regime’s actions toward Trump, claiming that the United States “has never been a country where you take power—like becoming president—and now use that power to persecute their past or future political opponents.”

In truth, the Obama administration repeatedly engaged in vicious retaliation against its political enemies—just not as openly and brazenly as the Biden regime.

In a separate video on Tuesday, Rubio questioned how Trump could be guilty of mishandling documents, when “the president has complete and final authority to decide whether something is classified or not.”

 

 

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 09: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks to reporters during the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on August 09, 2022 in Washington, DC. Jean-Pierre avoided answering a number of questions about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Monday raid of former President Donald Trump's home in Mar-A-Lago, Florida. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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