On Thursday night hours before US President Trump was to deliver his much anticipated economic speech at World Economic Forum in Davos — The Trump-hating New York Times dropped a hit piece claiming the president wanted to fire Robert Mueller but didn’t six months ago.
Someone within the Mueller investigation decided it would be an opportune time to leak this nugget to the press.
Friday morning in Davos President Trump was asked about the hit piece — The president called it fake news, “A typical New York Times fake story.”
That New York Times gossip article about Trump ordering Mueller to be fired was written by Michael S. Schmidtand Maggie Haberman. Maggie Haberman attended the off the record secret meetings with John Podesta and Joel Benenson during the 2016 elections.
It’s always good to remind the readers who Maggie Haberman is:
Joel Benenson, Hillary Clinton’s chief campaign strategist, said in emails the campaign had a “very good relationship” with Maggie Haberman and they “have never been disappointed”.
— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) August 29, 2017
Haberman was hired by the NYT‘s DC bureau chief Carolyn Ryan in January 2015, a few months before the beginning of the primaries.
Maggie Haberman was hired as the presidential campaign correspondent, effective February 15, 2015.
Hillary campaign official Joel Benenson e-mailed the Clinton campaign in January of that same year.
“Who: For something like this, especially in the absence of us teasing things out to others, we feel that it’s important to go with what is safe and what has worked in the past, and to a publication that will reach industry people for recruitment purposes. We have has a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman of Politico over the last year. We have had her tee up stories for us before and have never been disappointed. While we should have a larger conversation in the near future about a broader strategy for reengaging the beat press that covers HRC, for this we think we can achieve our objective and do the most shaping by going to Maggie. “
Jennifer Palmieri, Director of Communications with the Hillary campaign sent out this e-mail, a few months later in July of 2015:
“Maggie thinks it is responsible and that we are not going to have a problem with it – it will have all the caveats that HRC has not actually proposed these policies, and has said that we will pay for any new policies. She is going to read me the story later today off the record to further assure me. I will let you all know how that goes. Jen”
And Maggie Haberman attended both off-the-records meetings with John Podesta and Joel Benenson before the primaries: