The Trouble With Maggie Haberman

Maggie Haberman is shocked — shocked — to find that Hillary Clinton's people are dishonest. Some of you may remember Hillary Clinton. This is the woman who lied about her husband's infidelity, her trip to Bosnia, the cause of the Benghazi massacre, her illegal emails and just about everything else she's ever talked about. But when the Clinton people told Haberman that they had nothing to do with the now-infamous Steele dossier filled with dubious Russian dirt on Donald Trump, Maggie apparently bought it hook, line and sinker. "Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year," she complained on Twitter. Shocked.

It now turns out that Clinton and the Democrats paid for the dossier, thus colluding with the Russians to help skew the outcome of an American presidential election. Reports that the Republicans also had something to do with the dossier are a smokescreen: they didn't. And drawing a moral equivalence between this and Donald Trump Jr.'s meaningless meeting with a Russian lawyer is nonsense. Clinton and the Democrats did what they have been accusing Donald Trump of doing all this time. That's the story.

So how'd the Democrats get away with peddling the phony version of the Russia scandal for so long? Let's take a closer look at Haberman and her gullibility in context.

Haberman is a White House correspondent for the New York Times, a former newspaper. Haberman's father was a long-time Times journalist and Maggie herself got to know Donald Trump while covering him for the New York Post, giving her a useful relationship with the president.