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Psaki to reporter on “breakthrough” WH cases: “Why do you need to have that information?”

If a Trump press secretary has asked, “Why do you need to have that information?” the press secretary would have been impeached. Or something.

From Friday’s briefing:

Reporter: This administration has long claimed that you’re trying to be the most transparent in history. If that’s the case, why won’t you just release the number of breakthrough cases that you’ve had of vaccinated staffers?

Psaki: Well, I think, first, we’re in a very different place than we were six to seven months ago as it relates to the virus. And as many medical experts have said — inside and outside of the government — those who are vaccinated are protected from serious illness, most are asymptomatic — if they are individuals who are vaccinated who get the virus. And, you know, we are in a different place in terms of the impact of individuals who may have, as you said, breakthrough cases.

Reporter: But why not just provide the number? Are you trying to hide something?

Psaki: No, but what is the — why do you need to have that information?

Reporter: It’s a case of transparency, in the interest of the public, knowing — having a better understanding of how breakthrough cases work here in the White House.

Psaki then diverted the conversation into a bunch of miscellaneous, unrelated information.

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