If you haven’t heard of Katie Walsh it’s because she doesn’t want to be known. She works for Reince Priebus and among her best friends is Maggie Haberman, a New York Times reporter, and rumor has it that Walsh is an open door to Haberman’s column in the Times. Around the White House, she’s known as “Madame President, ” and it’s not said in a flattering manner. Since she’s on Reince Priebus’ staff, the other question is whether she’s leaking at his command.
Walsh is a well-known #NeverTrump Establishment Republican who fed information to the New York Times through Haberman during the campaign. She did everything she could to torpedo Donald Trump’s run for the presidency.
Walsh is one of the people who controls President Trump’s schedule, so she certainly has significant access to the president. She would also have the ability to draw conclusions from his schedule and feed them to the Democratic operatives with bylines in the press.
Maggie Haberman is one of the media people who was mentioned in the leaks of John Podesta’s email. There was an email written by Podesta, and one of the most interesting tidbits was this.
“We have had 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. All we should have a larger conversation in the near future about a broader strategy for re-engaging the beat press that covers NRC, for this we think we can achieve our objective and do the most shaping my going to Maggie.”
In other words, Maggie Haberman was working directly with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, being fed storylines to “tee-up stories” favorable to the Clinton campaign. Leopards never change their spots; it looks like Haberman is now being fed by the #NeverTrump crowd through Katie Walsh.
The good news is, it looks like the Trump team may be on to Walsh and are in the process of setting her up. According to White House source, “The president and his allies have been deliberately feeding her fake information in order to find her network. It’s been going well.”
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