Fox News’ White House correspondent Peter Doocy on Monday asked White House press propagandist Jen Psaki whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will turn himself in for war crimes, now that decrepit President Joe Biden has called for a prosecution.
“President Biden is talking about putting Putin on a [war crime] trial,” Doocy began. “Does he expect Putin to turn himself in to stand trial? Or does he think somebody’s going to have to go into Russia and arrest him?”
Psaki replied, “Well, without getting into the mechanisms — which, I know, were the good questions everybody was asking our National Security Advisor — there is precedent in the past of how this process can work. We’re not going to prejudge what process would work or — or what steps would be taken through — through an international legal process.”
“So, that’s not quite where we’re at right now, Peter,” she added, “and I can’t give you a sense of the mechanisms of — of, if convicted, what would happen.”
Psaki also did not explain why Putin would agree to end the war in Ukraine if the U.S. and others would then prosecute him for war crimes. It is also unclear why, if the U.S. considers Putin a “war criminal,” and believes Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine, the Biden administration is willing to cooperate with the Putin regime in pursuing a new nuclear deal with Iran.