By Callie Patteson New York Post
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was pressed Friday about a report that she will soon leave her current gig for MSNBC, which has raised questions about whether it is ethical for her to remain in the role.
Psaki declined to discuss her future plans, telling reporters “you can’t get rid of me yet,” before adding that “I have nothing to confirm about my length of public service or planned service, or anything about consideration about next plans.”
Axios reported Friday morning that Psaki is in exclusive talks with the cable network and has been in close consultation with the White House counsel’s office about her pending departure.
At the afternoon briefing, several reporters — including NBC News’ own Kristen Welker — pressed the press secretary on how she could remain as President Biden’s chief spokesperson while negotiating a salary with a media outlet.