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Report: Jen Psaki To Go From White House Spox To MSNBC Propagandist (Video)

Psaki is a fierce defender of Democrat policies and is capable of obfuscating the issue when asked a direct question. MSNBC will be a good fit.

It has long been speculated that White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki would be heading over to network news once she left the White House sometime around May.

Despite her penchant for prevarication, she had been courted by several networks including CNN, but she’s now in exclusive talks with MSNBC about her post-administration career.

It’s not uncommon for former White House Press Secretaries to get jobs on cable news. Several former Republican WH Spox work at various news outlets — Sean Spicer hosts a show on Newsmax, Kayleigh McEnany is a contributor on Fox News, Nicolle Wallace hosts a show on MSNBC, and Dana Perino is everywhere on Fox News. Even Sarah Huckabee Sanders was a Fox News contributor for a time.

Circle Back Psaki is not going to replace Rachel Maddow for the 9 pm slot, but she is getting her own show on NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock. She will also be brought in as a contributor on other shows.

Axios reports the deets:

Psaki has been in close consultation with the White House counsel’s office about her departure, according to two sources familiar with the plans. She’s been treading carefully on the ethics and legal aspects of her plans.

  • No contracts have been signed. Government ethics rules have stipulations about how public employees can pursue private sector job opportunities while in office.
  • She’s also told some senior officials at the White House about her departure and her plans to join MSNBC, according to two sources.
  • Psaki has not yet formally told the White House press team about her departure, an administration source tells Axios.
  • MSNBC has been working with its compliance lawyers to make sure their conversations didn’t violate any government regulations, according to a source close to the matter.
  • Psaki is now in exclusive talks with MSNBC, and the deal is nearly final. It was reported by Puck last month that Psaki also had conversations with CNN and that other networks had expressed interest in signing her.

Source: Axios

This comes on the heels of Vice President Kamala Harris’s former advisor and senior spokesperson, Symone Sanders, inking a similar deal with MSNBC. Sanders’s show, Symone will air on MSNBC at 4 pm (ET) on Saturdays and Sundays, and then on the network’s streaming hub, Peacock, on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Paski’s move to cable news is no surprise, but the question is if she will remain a commentator as Perino, McEnany, and Spicer have, or will she suddenly transform into a “serious journalist” as Nicolle Wallace and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos have done.

Time will tell.

Either way, the charade must go on…

Psaki was asked about the truth of the rumor during the briefing.

But then it was back to business as usual trying to hold their future colleague’s feet to the fire. (Riiiight.)

Not gonna lie, I’m gonna miss the Peter Doocy vs Little Red Lying Hood exchanges like this one…

Classic.

Cross-posted with Clash Daily

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