Future MSNBC Employee Jen Psaki Must Be Investigated for ‘Conflict of Interest,’ Watchdog Demands
- April 19, 2022
Gabe Kaminsky, Daily Wire
A watchdog group is demanding the White House, Department of Justice, and Office of Government Ethics probe whether Jen Psaki violated ethical obligations upon being courted to work for MSNBC after her current stint as White House press secretary.
“Concerns about conflicts of interest when seeking new employment are not new, and the federal government has strict laws and regulations governing how employees conduct themselves,” Protect the Public’s Trust, a watchdog organization run by retired and former public servants, wrote in a letter sent Monday to the government. “Under federal law, it is a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison to willfully participate in any ‘particular matter’ in which an organization an employee is negotiating or has an arrangement regarding future employment has a financial interest.”