Watchdog group wants probe into Psaki doing White House job while reportedly looking for media gig
- April 19, 2022
Just the News staff, Just the News
A federal watchdog group is calling for an investigation into possible ethics violations by White House press secretary Jen Psaki, saying she appears not to be following federal requirements for negotiation to leave her Biden administration job for a private-sector one in the news media industry.
The call for a probe was made Monday by the group Protect the Public’s Trust.
The group said that despite the reporting and recusal requirements for federal employees while negotiations for outside employment, as well as Psaki’s own statements regarding those obligations, she “does not appear to have altered her behavior with respect to either her prospective employer or its competitors.”
The group also says Psaki’s statements and actions amid widespread media reports about a departure, appear inconsistent with her own promise to set “an example of engagement and transparency.”