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WHITE HOUSE STRESS BRIEFING: KJP and John Kirby at Odds, Relationship 'Fraught With Tension'; Report

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.05.24

According to an Axios report, the relationship between White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre and National Security Council’s John Kirby is “fraught with tension.”

“As President Biden heads into a tough re-election campaign, his top-ranking spokespeople are at odds while navigating a situation in which there’s one press secretary in name but two in practice — one for domestic policy, the other for foreign policy,” Axios reports.

Kirby, a frequent press briefing guest star and a Biden favorite, has been given more and more time at the podium as war rages in the Middle East.

Several White House sources say KJP was wary of Kirby from the beginning.

“When Biden offered Jean-Pierre the press secretary job in 2022, he awkwardly added that Kirby also would be joining and that they’d be a team,” Axios reports. “Jean-Pierre left the meeting with Biden upset and confused about whether she actually had the job and what Kirby’s role would be, according to three people familiar with her comments at the time.”

More over at Axios:

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