White House press secretary Jen Psaki is ready to leave her job next week, as Biden announced Karine Jean-Pierre as her replacement.
However, the selection of the new secretary already raised eyebrows. She is in a long-term relationship with CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux; so she will have a potential conflict of interest in her new job.
Conflict of Interest: Relationship With a CNN Reporter
Karine Jean-Pierre has been living with the CNN star reporter, alongside their 7-year-old daughter, for many years.
In her 2019 memoir “Moving Forward,” she bragged about her relationship with the reporter. By thanking the Malveaux family, she claimed her partner, Suzanne Malveaux, and their daughter are her “life.”
Biden’s pick was appreciated by the far-left faction of the Democrat Party, as she is the first black woman and an openly gay person to assume this office.
However, this nomination has questioned the impartiality of the incumbent administration in picking a non-biased person for the top press job.
New White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is in a relationship with CNN anchor and national correspondent Suzanne Malveaux.
Conflict of interest? Well, not in one respect. They both share a keen interest in lying to the American people. A match made in hell.
— First Words (@unscriptedmike) May 6, 2022
For instance, outgoing secretary Jen Psaki ran into a similar controversy recently.
As she pulled up her socks to leave the job for a role with a liberal media outlet, MSNBC, it was believed she could treat her future employer differently during her briefings.
This time, Jean-Pierre is surrounded by the same misery, as she can be lenient on CNN reporters because of the job of her partner.
Not only this, but the liberal media network can also use its leverage to get insight into information about the White House.
Democrats Have a History of Exploiting Their Offices
The latest saga of the conflict of interest of the top White House press professional is worrying conservative commentators.
According to the editor-in-chief of Breitbart, corporate media is now “in bed with the government” it is supposed to cover. Breitbart also stated CNN would continue to impact the communications doctrine of the Biden administration.
Although liberal pundits acknowledge that Jean-Pierre’s relationship with the CNN reporter can trigger new accusations against her, they are still defending the new nominee.
The associate editor of LGBTQ Nation, Juwan Holmes indicated that Jean-Pierre is the “best person” for this job, but she is likely to come under the conspiracy of conflict of interest.
While CNN has yet to comment officially on the latest appointment, the media network told the New York Post that Malveaux will not cover the White House while her partner serves in the office of the press secretary.
Karine Jean-Pierre, a veteran anti-Israel activist who is married to CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, will replace outgoing press secretary Jen Psaki.
Jean-Pierre's relationship with the CNN reporter is raising ethical questions.
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 6, 2022
Not long ago, CNN fired its top journalist, Chris Cuomo, who was involved in providing useful media insights to his brother, Andrew Cuomo, when the latter made headlines for a sexual harassment controversy.
This will not be the first time that a top Democrat will be involved in a conflict of interest.
Recently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was pressed when her husband became famous for accumulating riches by trading stocks; this could be due to the inside information he got from the office of his spouse.