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Tale of Two Admins: Trump Admin Paying Political Consultants Raised ‘Ethical Questions,’ But No Big Deal For Biden

Posted on AllSides August 1st, 2022
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CDC director Rochelle Walensky / Twitter screenshot

The administration directing taxpayer funds to political consulting firms is not the scandal it used to be.

A Politico report this week on the Biden administration spending tens of thousands of dollars for a Democratic political consultant to do media training for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky was treated as a non-scandal. The spending was revealed by the outlet in its Wednesday night West Wing Playbook newsletter, with two experts quoted who both credited Walensky for enlisting help.

"Kudos to her for understanding that that is actually important to prioritize,"...

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