Only shortly after she was nominated, Biden administration officials are treating Nina Jankowicz like a hot potato, with everyone avoiding blame for choosing a nominee who has instantly become controversial. The NY Post’s Emily Crane reports:
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday defended the Biden administration’s new disinformation czar — despite her history of spreading misinformation — insisting she has “extensive qualifications” but saying her hire was up to the Department of Homeland Security.
Nina Jankowicz, who will lead Homeland Security’s Big Brother-like Disinformation Governance Board, has been heavily skewered in recent days for repeatedly casting doubt on The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop in the past.
Psaki, who a day earlier had told reporters she wasn’t familiar with Jankowicz, rattled off the disinformation expert’s resume during Friday’s press briefing after Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich questioned how she was given the role.
“How was [Jankowicz] hired if you and the White House are not familiar with her?” Heinrich asked. “What’s the process for putting her into a position like this?”
The reporter noted that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had earlier admitted he wasn’t familiar with Jankowicz’s prior statements regarding the notorious laptop, whose contents have recently been verified by both the New York Times and the Washington Post, some 18 months after The Post first revealed its contents.
“Any hiring decisions are up to the Department of Homeland Security, but this is a person with extensive qualifications,” Psaki said.
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) February 17, 2021
If DHS wasn’t familiar with Jankowicz, and the White House wasn’t, who hired her?
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