REVEALED: White House GRANTED Karine Jean-Pierre an ethics waiver to work with CNN in the briefing room despite questions over conflict of interest with her partner Suzanne Malveaux who works for the network
- June 17, 2022
Rob Crilly, DailyMail
Karine Jean-Pierre, who took over as White House press secretary last month, was granted an ethics authorization in order to work with CNN in the briefing room because her partner works for the news network, it can be revealed.
Michael Chamberlain, director of ethics watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust, and who warned of a potential conflict, said the White House only acted after the issue was raised publicly.
‘It appears that, as a result of outside pressure, the White House recognized that Karine Jean-Pierre engaging with her partner’s employer created a situation in which the American public could question her impartiality,’ he said.
‘This situation is emblematic of the administration once again falling far short of its promises to be the most ethical and most transparent in history.
‘It seems that only from the weight of negative publicity did they respond in the first place and, even then, they were far from transparent about the existence of the waiver.’