WATCH: Reporter Leaves John Kirby Speechless With Question About Biden Family Corruption
US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2023. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
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Retired Admiral John Kirby appeared to be left speechless during a Wednesday briefing, stumbling through his response to a poll indicating that a majority of Americans believe President Joe Biden was involved in his family’s alleged corrupt business dealings.

Kirby, who previously served as the Pentagon’s spokesperson and is currently Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council, was clearly blindsided by the question from New York Post reporter Steven Nelson — who referenced a recent Harvard-Harris Poll indicating that over half of all Americans (53%) and 25% of Democrats believe that President Biden “was involved with his son in an illegal influence peddling scheme” while he was vice president.


“There have been many developments in investigations into the First Family’s international business dealings recently,” Nelson began, referencing the FBI file on Biden allegedly taking a bribe from an as-yet-unnamed foreign nation in addition to the recent developments regarding the IRS whistleblowers.

“Amid all this, there was a Harvard-Harris poll that found that 53% of the public, including a fourth of Democrats believe, quote, ‘Joe Biden was involved with his son in an illegal influence peddling scheme,’” Nelson continued. “There’s of course evidence the president interacted with his relatives’ associates from China, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine — so what do you say to the majority of Americans who believe that the president is himself corrupt?”

Kirby took a long pause, shaking his head — meanwhile, another White House spokesperson next to the podium could be heard whispering in disbelief, “Jesus …”

“The president — the president — the president has spoken to this,” Kirby appeared to stumble through his response after nearly ten seconds had elapsed, repeating once again, “The president has spoken to this, there’s nothing to these claims.”


Kirby went on to state that, at least as far as the IRS whistleblowers were concerned, reporters would have to go to the FBI for more information.

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