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The White House was not happy that a reporter dared to ask on Wednesday about a recent poll showing that a majority of Americans think President Joe Biden is "corrupt."
At the daily press briefing, New York Post reporter Steven Nelson confronted John Kirby with information dripping from congressional investigations into the Biden family.
"There is one committee trying to get an FBI file alleging that President Biden took bribes. There’s another IRS whistleblower who’s alleging there’s a cover-up in the investigation," he explained. "There’s, of course, evidence that the president interacted with his relative’s associates from China, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine."
Nelson asked, "So what do you say to the majority of Americans who believe that the president is himself corrupt?"
The reporter cited a Harvard/Harris poll, which earlier this month found that 53% of Americans — a slim majority, but a majority still — believe Biden was involved in "an illegal influence peddling scheme" with his son, Hunter Biden.
Kirby was left awestruck that Nelson asked the question, while press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tried to stop Kirby from answering it.
"Wow," Kirby responded.
"No, we got to wrap this up," Jean-Pierre interjected after muttering "Jesus" under her breath upon hearing the question.
Kirby, however, did provide an answer — without addressing the substance of the question — despite Jean-Pierre's attempts to interfere.
"The president has spoken to this, and there's nothing to these claims," Kirby claimed without providing any evidence to disprove the allegations.
05/31/23: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and John Kirbywww.youtube.com
While the White House's spokespeople don't want to broach the subject, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said Wednesday the FBI has confirmed the existence of a document alleging that Biden was involved in a "criminal bribery scheme" as vice president.
FBI Director Christopher Wray, however, has so far refused to give that document to congressional investigators despite a subpoena.
Comer has repeatedly threatened to hold Wray in contempt of Congress for not cooperating. But he has not made good on those threats.
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News