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White House Claims Biden Was Not Aware Of Trump Raid Before It Happened

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre denied that the White House knew about the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s home during a Tuesday press briefing, claiming that President Joe Biden was not given any notice beforehand.

The press secretary responded to reporter questions about the Monday raid by insisting that such “investigations should be free from political influence.”

Asked if the White House is concerned about the appearance of an attack on another president, Jean-Pierre said that Biden has been “unequivocal” in his belief in the rule of law, and refused to comment on “any ongoing investigations from here.”

“And to Republicans who say it reeks of politics?” asked a reporter.

Jean-Pierre insisted that the White House “learned just like the American public did, yesterday,” adding, “and we did not have advanced notice of this activity.”

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White House Denies It Knew Of FBI Raid On Donald Trump

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“President Biden has been very clear from before he was elected president, and throughout his time in office, that the Justice Department conducts its investigations independently,” she added. “He believes in the rule of law and [that] we are a nation of law, and again, we defer any incoming on this particular incident yesterday to the Department of Justice.”

The White House press secretary steadily refused to address Republican criticism of the incident or whether Attorney General Merrick Garland “signed off” on the…

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