DeSantis Defends Press Sec After Nasty, False Media Attack

DeSantis Defends Press Sec After Nasty, False Media Attack

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stood up for his press secretary, Christina Pushaw Wednesday, after a hit piece in the Washington Post accused her of violating the FARA Act.
“I am not deterred by any smear piece from these legacy media outlets,” DeSantis said during a press conference in West Palm Beach. “The only reason they’re attacking her is because she’s doing a great job.”
According to the Post, Pushaw belatedly registered this week as a foreign agent of a former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili,  regarding work she did for the politician between 2018 and 2020. She made the disclosure after being contacted by the Justice Department, her attorney Michael Sherwin said.
She began her work in 2018 as a volunteer in the post-Soviet country, Sherwin said, and was ultimately paid $25,000 over the course of two years. She received her first payment, of $10,000 in October 2018, in cash, according to her filing. She sta …

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