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Mass Exodus at White House as Midterms Approach

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White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki will be leaving her position “in the weeks ahead” as will “several other members of the White House press team” sources told Reuters. Psaki will be joining MSNBC. Fox News reports that it’s “fairly standard” for top White House officials to warn staff long before midterm presidential elections that they should either depart their jobs in plenty of time prior to, or stay on through the election.

Cedric Richmond, a Democratic House member from Louisiana who serves as the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement will also be leaving to work as a senior adviser at the Democratic National Committee.

“There are few people more capable of helping us continue to build on our successes and deliver our message as we head into the midterm elections,” DNC chair Jaime Harrison in a statement. “We look forward to having Cedric join our already strong team as we continue to work in close partnership with the White House and our sister committees to protect and expand our Democratic majorities. The Democratic Party is all-in and leaving nothing to chance.”

In a statement, Richmond said he was “thrilled that the President has entrusted me with helping boost the robust work already being done at the DNC to make sure that Democrats grow their majorities in the House and Senate, and increase the number of Democratic governors in state capitals around the country.”

Psaki told reporters on Monday that Richmond will leave for a “new important role” at some point in the future and that it was “something the president is excited about and has asked him to do.”

 

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FBI punishing employees who attended Jan 6 rally by revoking security clearances

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The official Twitter account of the GOP House Judiciary Committee released an alarming warning: “Whistleblowers alert that the FBI appears to be attempting to terminate the employment of employees who were engaged in protected First Amendment activity on January 6, 2021.”

A letter from ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), to FBI Director Christopher Wray, addresses how several whistleblowers exposed the FBI of stripping employees of security clearances.

The letter cites claims of multiple whistleblowers who say the FBI has been purposely punishing those who attended then-president Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6, 2021, by revoking their clearances. Reportedly many of them did not even enter the U.S. Capitol.

“While FBI employees may not participate in partisan political campaigns, [they] do not give up their rights to engage in political speech activity,” wrote Jordan. “We have serious concerns that the FBI appears to be retaliating against employees for engaging in political speech disfavored by FBI leadership,” he added.

The primary whistleblower is described as a 20-year veteran of the FBI and U.S. military. Jordan believes the FBI’s actions could potentially result in the administrative extermination of the individuals’ employment because the FBI requires top-secret security clearances for majority of its employees.

Jordan has required that the FBI brief the committee on the security clearances matter by May 20.

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