|"White House Director of Communications|
January 25, 2013 – April 1, 2015
|Preceded by||"Dan Pfeiffer|
|Succeeded by||"Jen Psaki|
November 15, 1966 |
"Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.
|Education||"American University ("BA)|
Palmieri served as "White House Communications Director for "U.S. President Barack Obama. Prior to her service at the White House, she served as the President of the "Center for American Progress Action Fund. Earlier, Palmieri was the National Press Secretary for the "2004 John Edwards presidential campaign and for the "Democratic National Committee in 2002. She served as a Deputy "White House Press Secretary, Special Assistant to "White House Chief of Staff "Leon Panetta and Deputy Director of Scheduling and Advance in the "Clinton White House.["citation needed]
Palmieri attracted controversy when an email chain allegedly showing Clinton aides joking about "Catholics and "evangelicals in 2011 was released by "Wikileaks. U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that individuals with connections to the Russian government had conducted a "spear-phishing attack against Clinton campaign chair "John Podesta as part of an operation to prevent "Hillary Clinton from winning the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
In the emails between Palmieri, Podesta, and John Halpin of the "Center for American Progress, Halpin reportedly wrote that "21st Century Fox Chairman "Rupert Murdoch and "NewsCorp Chief Executive "Robert Thomson were drawn to Catholicism because of the faith's "systemic thought and severely backward gender relations." Palmieri, herself a Catholic, purportedly responded that she believes Murdoch, Thomson, and many other conservatives are Catholic because they think it is “the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion ... Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals”, she wrote.
“Everyone has a unique faith journey, and it's just insulting to make blanket statements maligning people’s motives for converting to another faith tradition. Had Palmieri spoken this way about other groups she would dismissed. Palmieri must resign immediately or be fired.”
Podesta did not respond in the email thread. Palmieri said she "didn't recognize (the email) ... [but] we are not going to fact check each of the emails that were stolen, hacked by Russian lead efforts in an effort to hurt our campaign."
At a "Harvard University forum held on December 1, 2016 to define the Clinton Campaign for the historical record, Palmieri ascribed the loss to (1) alleged white supremacists within the Trump campaign, (2) the e-mail scandal (which she believed reporters should not have covered), and (3) "[that] many political journalists had a personal dislike for the Democratic nominee".
|"White House Director of Communications