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In case you haven't heard this absurd story:

A staffer on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign says he kissed her without her consent at a small gathering of supporters before a Florida rally, an interaction that she alleges in a new lawsuit still causes her anguish.

Peter Daou, a former adviser to John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, had this to say about the story:

No wonder he's worked for two losing campaigns. Saying it's a credible allegation doesn't make it one. And I believe most people know it's not credible. Even The Washington Post acknowledges major holes in the story:

Two Trump supporters that Johnson identified as witnesses — a campaign official and Pam Bondi, then the Florida attorney general — denied seeing the alleged kiss in interviews with The Washington Post.

As recently as May 2017, Johnson spoke glowingly of Trump in a radio interview.

So, let's review... The incident allegedly occurred in 2016. The "victim" was praising Trump at least a year later, despite claiming now the incident "still causes her anguish," and, none of the named witnessed corroborate the story. Where have we seen this kind of thing before? The question we need to ask is, why now? Why is this coming out now? Could it be because the Mueller report is coming soon and everyone knows it's going to be a dud?