The White House refused to answer questions about the mishandling of Hunter Biden's laptop. It also didn't explain how Twitter was able to classify the data as hacked materials.
The story about former Vice President Hunter Biden's laptop was brought back to the public's attention after Elon Musk released the Twitter Files. The documents detail how the company handled the situation during the 2020 presidential campaign.
During a press briefing, a reporter asked the White House if the Biden team communicated with Twitter about the data being hacked.
The reporter asked the question because, at the time, Twitter's policy prevented stories from being published based on hacked materials. There was no evidence indicating that the data was hacked. Jean-Pierre, however, refused to answer the question.
When asked about the decisions made by the campaign, Jean-Pierre refused to answer the question. She noted that she was covered by the Hatch Act, so she could not discuss the details of the discussion.
The Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in political campaigning, has been cited as a reason why Jean-Pierre refuses to answer questions from reporters.
When pressed on the matter, the press secretary stated that the decision regarding the data was Twitter's to make.
Jean-Pierre also stated that it was up to companies such as Twitter to decide what content they allow on their platforms. She refused to discuss the campaign's decisions regarding the data.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Washington Examiner.