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Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy revealed on Thursday how the White House responded to President Joe Biden once again insulting him.
At the conclusion of an event in New Mexico on Wednesday, Doocy asked Biden about Devon Archer's testimony. The president responded by calling Doocy's question "lousy" — expressing regret for having called on him to ask a question — and said the allegations are not true.
In an interview on Thursday morning, Doocy recounted what happened leading up to the exchange and afterward. He explained that he was the last person remaining in the press area after the event. Biden then noticed him and began to wave him over. An aide tried to stop Doocy, but Biden kept waving him over, and the Secret Service approved of Doocy exiting the press area.
The viral exchange happened, and then Doocy left. But that's when it got interesting.
"As soon as I got back to the rental car in the parking lot ... I heard from a White House official who was disputing the very premise of that question," Doocy explained.
Apparently, the White House took issue with the framing of Doocy's question because Archer did not specifically testify that Biden talked "business" with Hunter Biden's business associates.
But as Doocy pointed out, while that is true per se (at least, according to Archer's testimony) — one still has to read between the lines.
"Devon Archer later did come out to say, 'It is categorically false that then-Vice President Biden did not know what was going on with Hunter while all of this was going on,'" Doocy explained. "So that is why we asked the question that we did."
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George Washington School of Law professor Jonathan Turley later expressed concern that the White House's response could "magnify" problems for Biden.
"Doocy said that the White House called him as soon as he made it to his car to refute the specifics of the allegations on discussing business," Turley wrote said. "The use of White House staff to repeat these positions could magnify the problems for Biden."
The problem for Biden, according to Turley, stems from what he believes is special counsel Jack Smith's legal maneuver in the latest indictment of Donald Trump: "criminalizing lies in campaigns" — a tactic Turley believes could later be used against Biden.
"The very controversial linchpin used against Trump could conceivably be used against Biden, particularly in the launching of an impeachment inquiry by House Republicans," Turley wrote in a column.
Indeed, in politics the old adage is true: What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News