White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to questions on Wednesday after speculation arose that the Biden regime could have sabotaged two gas pipelines that run from Russia to Germany. Jean-Pierre downplayed allegations that they interfered with the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines despite Biden having previously said that they would put an end to Nord Stream 1 and 2 should Russia invade Ukraine.
Jean-Pierre was asked by a reporter whether or not the US was behind the leaks, to which she said, “so, look, the President said that NS 2 wouldn’t become operational and we would work with Germany on that,” she said. “And he was right, because Germany took the step in February to freeze it, which was widely reported by all of you. And so that is what the President was talking about at that time.”
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“But just broadly to the allegation that they’re making, that somehow the US is responsible —,” the reporter prodded.
“No,” Jean-Pierre answered.
The Biden regime’s Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said that the Nord Stream 2 would not move forward “in one way or another” if Russia invaded Ukraine. In February, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said “If Russia invades… then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.”
“But how will you do that, exactly, since… the project is in Germany’s control?”
Pres. Biden: "If Russia invades…then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it."
Reporter: "But how will you do that, exactly, since…the project is in Germany's control?"
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“I promise you, we will be able to do that,” the president said.
Three leaks have been reported in the pipelines which run in the Baltic sea, which deliver gas from Russia to Germany. Two leaks were reported in NS 1 and one leak was reported in NS 2.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that it was “too early” to determine whether they were sabotaged, but that “there are three leaks and therefore it is difficult to imagine that it could be accidental.”
Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki said “We don’t know all the details of what happened, but we see clearly that it’s an act of sabotage related to the next step of escalation of the situation in Ukraine.”