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WASHINGTON, DC – President Biden’s incoming press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, ticks a lot of boxes in an administration noted for hires who tick boxes. When she takes over the post from Jen Psaki on Friday, America will have its first black, first openly gay, heck, first Haitian press secretary.
All well and good. But it wouldn’t be a Biden administration appointment without questions regarding a major conflict of interest, and Jean-Pierre has one, in her home.
The White House’s principal deputy press secretary is in a long-term relationship with CNN reporter/anchor Suzanne Malveaux, with whom she shares a 7-year-old daughter.
It’s the kind of Washington power couple that gives ethical journalists a cold sweat. Just the appearance of a conflict of interest should have prevented her from holding such a visible White House post. But in an upside-down world, where facts are labeled disinformation and propaganda is trumpeted as news, their relationship is being celebrated.
What, me worry?
She seems like a nice enough person, even though her resume is littered with activism that ranges from hard-left to radical, such as her stint as MoveOn.org’s senior adviser and national spokesperson for its electoral work during the 2016 presidential election.
Jean-Pierre, who was born in the French territory of Martinique to Haitian parents, has written lovingly about her partner. In a 2019 memoir entitled “Moving Forward,” which she dedicated to her family, she wrote of Malveaux:
“Most of all, I want to say that every word of this book was written with love for my partner, Suzanne Malveaux, and our daughter, Soleil Malveaux Jean-Pierre. You are my life.”
But the choice of a press secretary whose partner is a major player at one of the most blatantly pro-Democrat news organizations in a market crammed with partisan journalists is already causing spectators to question her dedication to impartiality while drawing immediate comparisons to the Cuomo brothers’ circus.
The CNN “Cuomo Prime Time” star, Chris Cuomo, was axed from his high-profile spot Dec. 4, 2021, when documents released by state Attorney General Letitia James showed that he leveraged his press connections to help his New York governor brother Andrew Cuomo dig up dirt on a woman accusing him of inappropriately touching her.
Chris Cuomo was found to have then participated in strategy sessions to help his older brother beat the sexual harassment scandal that would eventually force him to resign.
Jean-Pierre’s conflict of interest comes as Psaki created her own scandal by holding onto her job for six weeks after it was reported that she was leaving for a position at the very left-leaning MSNBC.
As soon as the news was first reported by Axios on April 1, Psaki was asked how it could be ethical to remain Joe Biden’s press secretary while negotiating a salary with a news organization that she dealt with daily. Psaki insisted at a White House briefing that day that there was no conflict. She said:
“I have always gone over and above the stringent ethical and legal requirements of the Biden administration, and I take that very seriously. And as a standard for every employee of the White House, I have received rigorous ethics counseling, including as it relates to any future employment.”
She said that she had “complied with all ethics requirements and gone beyond and taken steps to recuse myself from the decisions as appropriate.”
It’s as though Democrats are unconcerned with an incestuous relationship with its lapdogs in the mainstream media.
As I reported in Breaking the News, Karine Jean-Pierre is married to CNN anchor and national correspondent Suzanne Malveaux.
This is one of many examples of the corporate media LITERALLY in bed with the government it covers. https://t.co/TIfOxLywSH
— Alex Marlow (@AlexMarlow) May 5, 2022
Getting back to the new conflict of interest, here’s a little background on Malveaux: The Lansing, Michigan, native earned a degree in sociology at Harvard University before attending Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Having previously served as a White House correspondent and primary anchor sub for Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room,” Malveaux has also co-anchored CNN’s “Around the World” and “CNN Newsroom,” according to The Sun.
Soon after Jean-Pierre, 44, was announced as the incoming press secretary, Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow tweeted:
“This is one of many examples of the corporate media LITERALLY in bed with the government it covers.”
Marlow noted that he had raised concerns about Malveaux and her connection with the Biden White House through Jean-Pierre in his book, “Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption.” Marlow wrote:
“Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden’s deputy press secretary, is married to CNN national correspondent and anchor Suzanne Malveaux. During the Obama administration, Malveaux was assigned to cover the White House, where Jean-Pierre worked in the Office of Political Affairs.”
What is the name of the Universe where this is not a Conflict of Interest?
As of 2020, Jean-Pierre lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her partner, CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, and their daughterhttps://t.co/YW4BvbQhTU
— Nerdonna (@kathycalm) May 5, 2022
Breitbart issued a statement on Jean-Pierre’s appointment that puts its news rival on notice that people are watching:
“CNN will continue to be, in effect, the Biden administration’s communications shop.”
One Twitter commenter asked:
“What is the name of the Universe where this is not a Conflict of Interest?“
One thing of interest for media coverage: Jean-Pierre’s wife is Suzanne Malveaux, who is a CNN anchor sub (formerly a WH Correspondent.) I’m sure there won’t be Cuomo-level conflict of interest violations but expect it to have it bought up in the future… https://t.co/UcYvWyQ0Do
— Juwan the Writer/Industry Enemy (he/him) (@juwanthewriter) May 5, 2022
Juwan Holmes, the associate editor of LGBTQ Nation, said he has spent two years covering Jean-Pierre’s career and rise in the Democratic political sphere and insisted that “she’s the best person for the job.”
Holmes conceded that her relationship to Malveaux was bound to eventually prompt accusations of conflict of interest. He tweeted:
“I’m sure there won’t be Cuomo-level conflict of interest violations, but expect it to have it bought up in the future.”
— Suzanne Malveaux (@SuzanneMalveaux) May 26, 2021
Malveaux, 55, has previously shared her partner’s major achievements.
CNN has not yet officially commented on the appointment. Network sources did tell The New York Post that, although Malveaux will remain one of its national correspondents, she will not cover the White House or other politics while her partner is press secretary.
Biden team won’t denounce leftist group doxxing Supreme Court justices, planning pro-abortion protests at their homes
May 6, 2022
USA – In the wake of a leak that suggests the Supreme Court may soon overturn Roe v. Wade, a radical leftist group has doxxed six Supreme Court justices and is calling for protests at their homes.
Ruth Sent Us is a leftist organization named after the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Its website states:
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her entire life moving the needle towards justice for all. She believed, and we believe that:
- Women Deserve Trust
- Black Lives Matter
- Love Is Love
- No Human Is Illegal.”
The organization further declares:
“Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights.
“We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics.”
There appears to be no information on the site as to its financial backing, although the site offers “[s]tipends” for artists to create “[l]arge-scale art.”
On its homepage, Ruth Sent Us calls for “Walk-By Wednesday,” scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, 2022, to occur at the homes of six Supreme Court justices. The site characterizes its targets as “extremists” and “six Christian fundamentalist Justices.”
The website also hosts a map with the home sites of Justices John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch each marked with a pin.
The map is accompanied by a description listing the street name for each residence.
Here's the "Ruth Sent Us" group defending the map they published since doesn't include precise addresses of the Supreme Court Justices, only streets & towns. Apparently Ruth Sent Us is hoping it's precise enough that their supporters will just happen to march by the right homes. pic.twitter.com/daK83UYblY
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) May 6, 2022
The Ruth Sent Us website also links to “Strike for Choice,” scheduled for “May 8-15, while our Supreme Court considers reversing Roe vs. Wade by Summer 2022.”
On that page, pro-abortion leftists can express their determination to strike “paid work,” “unpaid labor,” or “school,” or share their commitment to help organizing striking events.
The Ruth Sent Us group is also calling for protests at Catholic Churches — on Mother’s Day, a day that affirms and honors the role of beloved mothers of children nationwide.
Whether you’re a “Catholic for Choice”, ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe. Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8. #WarOnWomen #MothersDayStrike pic.twitter.com/v2vtpd12Gp
— Ruth Sent Us 🪧 (@RuthSentUs) May 3, 2022
A recent tweet read:
“Whether you’re a “Catholic for Choice”, ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe.
“Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8. #WarOnWomen #MothersDayStrike.”
As one would probably expect, pro-abortion protests, some violent, have already erupted across the country.
Church vandalism is also occurring. One targeted Catholic church, the Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Boulder, CO, was defaced with multiple tags reading “bans off our bodies” and “my body my choice.”
Fox News reports that work crews had to erect fencing around the Supreme Court building due to protests.
Also according to Fox, there is now a “strong police presence” at the homes of Supreme Court justices following the leak.
Another organization, “Rise Up for Abortion Rights” is also preparing protests during a “week of action” starting on Mother’s Day.
A liberal group calling itself "Ruth Sent Us" is going to target conservative justices at their homes. https://t.co/hDFsXZ25sB Putting aside the question of what this is supposed to achieve, the suggestion that RBG would approve such a campaign is a denigration of her legacy…
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 5, 2022
The group is calling for Handmaids Tale-themed protests outside of churches on May 8, stating on its website:
“This action is called for by a collective of spanish speaking women’s rights groups + activists across the country, including from Bride’s March, Dominican Women’s Development Center, Ni Una Menus, and Las 17.
“Several cities will be hosting protests outside of prominent churches in their towns, these can look like a group of people holding signs wearing Handmaids Tale outfits, passing out flyers outside to church goers or doing a die-in. MORE INFO COMING SOON.”
Not surprisingly, the Biden administration is evidently refusing to denounce the planned residential and church protests and the doxxing of Supreme Court justices.
According to the Washington Times, when the question on condemning these actions was raised to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on May 5, Psaki deflected, referring to the protests outside the Supreme Court as “peaceful.”
The Times continued:
“Asked if the president would waive off the activists who plan to go into residential neighborhoods, Ms. Psaki dodged the issue.
“‘Our view here is that peaceful protest — there is a long history in the United States of that — and we certainly encourage people to keep it peaceful and not result in any level of violence,’ she said.”
Psaki deflected again when she was asked about Biden’s support of the publication of the addresses of Supreme Court justices, saying:
“Our view is that there’s a lot of passion, a lot of fear, a lot of sadness from many, many people across the country about what they saw in that leaked document.”
“We obviously want people’s privacy to be respected.
“We want people to protest peacefully if they want to protest.
“That is certainly what the president’s view would be.”
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