Watchdog Group Calls For Investigation Into Jen Psaki’s Alleged ‘Conflict Of Interest’
- April 19, 2022
Nicole Silverio, Daily Caller
A watchdog group called for an investigation into White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s alleged “conflict of interest” in a Tuesday letter to the Office of Government Ethics and the Department of Justice.
Reports circulated in early April of the press secretary’s intention to depart her current position and host a show on MSNBC’s streaming platform, Peacock, in coming weeks. Protect the Public’s Trust, a group consisting of retired and former public servants, said her negotiations with MSNBC from the podium raise “serious conflict of interest concerns.”
“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,” the letter said. “Under federal law, it is a criminal offense punishable by 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.”