(CNN)The White House on Tuesday gave few answers to questions about the FBI's search for former President Donald Trump's Mara. Rejected. Instead, he emphasized President Joe Biden's belief in the independence of the Justice Department.
White House Press Secretary Carine Jean-Pierre said at Tuesday's briefing that Biden had not been briefed ahead of the search in Maralago, and that Biden had not been briefed on other White House officials. House, who said there were no officials, was informed of the operation in advance.
"No, the president wasn't briefed. He wasn't aware of it. No one in the White House was warned," Jean-Pierre told reporters. rice field. Americans did.
The search began early Monday morning and focused on Trump's offices and private quarters, according to people familiar with the matter.
Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that the Justice Department is conducting its own investigation and the White House is leaving law enforcement matters to them. She did not disclose whether she knew whether the secretary personally authorized the search.
Biden believes in the rule of law and the independence of the Justice Department's investigation, Jean-Pierre said.
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