(FixThisNation.com) – White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre revealed that President Biden had not received an advanced warning about the Manhattan grand jury indicting former President Donald Trump on Thursday.
On Friday, Jean-Pierre stated that all of them had found out about the indictment at the same time that every other American had. She added that they did not receive a report on it but rather that they found out about it through the news report. In her statement she also noted that the president’s chief of staff, Jeff Zients, had been the one to inform Biden after learning about the indictment from media reports, stating that the White House had not received a “heads up.”
On Friday, Biden refused to comment on the indictment. When asked more specifically about whether he was concerned over the possibility of protests that were related to Trump’s indictment going forth, he had stated that he was not willing to discuss Trump’s indictment at all.
Jean-Pierre stated regarding the possibility of protests, that the President supported the rights of Americans to peaceful protest but would prefer to not speculate on what will happen.
Trump’s indictment is the first time in U.S. history that a current or former president has faced criminal charges. It came after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s (D) investigation into Trump’s role in the hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.
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