Backflip: Trusted Aide Kate Bedingfield Reverses Decision to Bail on Joe Biden

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield speaks during the daily White House Press Briefing on March 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. Bedingfield took questions on U.S. President Joe Biden's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and possible plans for President Biden to meet with …
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She was in, she was out, and now she’s back in again. Confused yet? In a last-minute change of mind, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield has reversed her decision to leave her job.

Bedingfield had previously said she would step down at the end of July after years advising President Joe Biden, serving him as communications director when he was vice president.

She also joined Biden’s 2020 campaign as the deputy campaign manager and director of communications.

Initial news of Bedingfield’s departure broke after White House press secretary Jen Psaki also left her position, which sparked additional departures, as Breitbart News reported.

But this week, UPI reports she backflipped under pressure to reconsider from Biden and Chief of Staff Ron Klain.

“After much thought, discussion and reflection, I’ve decided to stay,” Bedingfield emailed colleagues on Friday, as reported by CNN and the New York Times. “I’m not done here and there is so much more good work to do with all of you.

She continued: “I couldn’t be happier and more excited about this awesome — if admittedly last-minute! — development. The work is too important and too energizing and I have a lot of gas left in the tank.”

Klain had high praise for Bedingfield’s performance as White House communications director.

“Without Kate Bedingfield’s talent and tenacity, Donald Trump might still be in the White House, the Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Law might still be unrealized goals, and Ketanji Brown Jackson might not be sitting on the Supreme Court,” Klain said in a statement.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (L) and White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield (R) wait for President Joe Biden to deliver remarks on the COVID-19 response and vaccination program in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that fully vaccinated people will no longer need to wear masks or socially distance for indoor and outdoor activities in most settings. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

File/White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (L) and White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield (R) wait for President Joe Biden to deliver remarks on the COVID-19 response and vaccination program in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty)

Praise for Bedingfield defied her performance when Biden was vice president and she served as his point person on the issue of Hunter Biden’s corrupt ties to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

She notably forcefully lied about the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop during the 2020 campaign.

Questions about Hunter Biden’s corruption, she argued before a presidential debate, were only “amplifying Russian misinformation.”

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