According to Psaki, she agreed with Biden’s team about a one-year term of work. “I think that in a year or about a year, another person will take this post,” she said in a podcast by journalist David Axelrod, a recording of which is posted on the channel’s website.
Psaki is known for controversial statements and sharp criticism of Russia, particularly the Crimean referendum and the reunification of the peninsula with the Russian Federation. According to her own statements, her negative image in the Russian media is explained by “Russian propaganda.” Perhaps a more well-known media figure in Russia than at home, Psaki has repeatedly been the subject of criticism and parodies, largely due to the reservations and confusion that she allowed when discussing issues of world politics. Well-known were her statements about natural gas, which is “transported via a gas pipeline from Western Europe through Ukraine to Russia” (she later corrected herself), and the traditional “I need to check in the office.” Also in the press, her authorship is attributed to the phrase with a threat to send the US fleet to the shores of Belarus, but some media outlets call it fiction.