Jen Psaki revealed that the Biden administration was trying to shift focus away from the person leaking the consequences Dobbs draft decision, calling the coverage of the leak “historic” and “amazing”.
Psaki was being interviewed as part of the Texas Tribune Festival when she made the comments while speaking with journalist Emily Ramshaw.
“I was there the night the story broke in Politico and it was one of my last weeks in the White House,” Psaki said.
“But I do remember the story came up late at night and we had to consider what we were going to say that night, if anything, because it wasn’t the confirmed verdict but a leaked story which of course turned out to be complete correct,” she recalls.
“And I think the coverage of this case has been amazing, historical in many ways,” Psaki said.
“But as the White House, you really think about, um, you know, the responsibility of not getting involved in a decision that wasn’t made by the Supreme Court. And there’s not a lot of precedent for that.” She added.
“So, that night we found that out, and then over the following days we considered how to communicate to the public the range of options available to us without over-promising what might go down if that verdict was made.” ‘ Psaki explained.
“We talked about it and tried to draw attention not to who leaked it or how the leak happened, the ‘crime’ of it all, but really what the impact of that decision would be if that decision were made,” She said.
The leak of the draft decision in May was described as an incredibly serious breach of the sanctity of the country’s highest court. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, who is said to be part of the court’s liberal wing, called the leak “horrifying” and “shocking”, while Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas said some trust in the court had been lost forever.
Kagan also hinted that some of the results of the leaker’s investigation would soon be presented to the judges.
Shortly after leaving the White House, Psaki signed a deal with MSNBC as a contributor and will host her own show on the progressive news network starting in January.
Here is the video of Psaki’s interview:
TTF22: One-on-One with Jen Psaki
https://www.theblaze.com/news/jen-psaki-dobbs-leak-historic Jen Psaki said the Biden admin tried to change the focus of Dobb’s decision leak, calling the leak’s coverage “historic” and “amazing.”