Nikki Schwab posted an incident transcript to Twitter on Tuesday night on which the White House communications director replied ‘Hi, there’
Reporter breaks news to White House’s Jen Psaki of Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty verdict
Jen Psaki, the former White House communications director, has reacted to news of a not guilty verdict for the political operative Kyle Rittenhouse – by asking White House correspondent Nikki Schwab to break the news on Twitter.
Schwab posted a transcript on Tuesday night of the exchange, with Psaki allegedly asking: “Hi, there. Kyle has been found not guilty.”
“We’re going to make sure the story stays on TV,” Schwab replied to Psaki.
Schwab posted a photo of herself holding the incident transcript on Twitter, which described the exchange as “RPT funny” – apparently a joke on Twitter that refers to an unverified digital account used by an anonymous Republican operative who reported on alleged Democratic misconduct during the 2016 presidential election.
Nikki Schwab (@Nikki_Schwab) Look! A reporter just broke news to @jennyschwab of Kyle Rittenhouse NOT GUILTY verdict…
Rittenhouse was accused of sending “muzzled” text messages about election irregularities to a photographer employed by the Sanders for Senate campaign, according to the Republican operative.
Unlike Schumer who openly challenged Trump last week to “bring it on” by renewing his investigation into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, Psaki appeared to avoid pressing the president too closely on Russia’s potential involvement in the presidential election.