Maggie Haberman carries more WH water this morning, as the VP at Fox somehow reaches a more “existential” decision than Steve Mnuchin to comply with a Congressional subpoena. Marcy Wheeler’s thread below dissects the Haberman piece.
Keep Hope Hicks alive!
Hope Hicks, one of the best-known but least visible former members of President Trump’s White House staff, is facing an existential question: whether to comply with a congressional subpoena https://t.co/8NXpfQvxQL pic.twitter.com/L7aWVMsIdq
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) May 24, 2019
Rep. Swalwell on Hope Hicks: "The question that I asked her on the House Intelligence Committee and she refused to answer, which is, did the president ever tell you to lie for him, and did you ever lie for him?" https://t.co/xhkBIUkbcL
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 26, 2019
Yup. Where’s the “no angel” take now?
In the immediate aftermath of shootings, media routinely post menacing photos of people-of-color victims + dredge up any questionable thing they’d ever done.
But when Hope Hicks considers not complying w a subpoena, it’s glamour shot time. https://t.co/ACnvXlKF7Q
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 26, 2019
When Trump “encouraged” his aides to “cooperate,” he was having his personal lawyer edit their statements so they’d be false.
- And by “cooperated with the congressional investigations,” you mean, “refused to talk about what she did at the White House.
Somewhere in here a journalist might inform her readers what executive privilege actually covers.
Here the NYT’s journalist negotiates a compromise for her client based on … nothing.
See if you can identify what NYT’s journalist left out from this passage, claiming that poor Hope was just a witness to a madman.
If you answered, ‘Oh my goodness! In a bid to make Hope look totally innocent, Maggie left out the bit where Hope suggested they were going to withhold evidence,” you would have better command of the Mueller Report than the NYT’s journalist.
- Remember, in precisely the period where Hope Hick suggested withholding that email, Alan Garten was mysteriously failing to turn over 3 emails on Trump Tower Moscow that would have made it clear Cohen was lying.
- Here’s another thing Maggie left out: This lie about Carter Page from Hope is important bc it puts her later lie abt not ties to Russia in different light.
Another big Maggie left out: Hope being present at a meeting where the June 9 meeting was discussed ahead of time. She *didn’t recall* it.
Nah–just put up a pretty picture.
- Perhaps the NYT could tell readers that Hicks offered proof that Trump’s recent insane tweets are false, bc he was stewing over Obama’s warning about Mike Flynn?
- Here are two instances where Hope Hicks tried to suppress evidence of Trump’s obstruction.
Finally, here’s Hicks passing on the President’s efforts to get Flynn to stay quiet.
- The irony here is that this is a story by a journalist about a woman who played an utterly central role in lying to the press, over and over and over, and who on multiple occasions was working harder at the cover-up than even her boss.
- Okay. It’s not ironic at all.
- It is a journalist doing an unbelievably favorable piece on a former source who played a central role in routinely lying to the American people.
- Forgot to mention something: that second instance where Hope tried to clean up something Trump said? One of the journalists who (Hope appears to have known) would have been willing to do that was Maggie Haberman.
Sessions didn’t appoint Mueller. Rosenstein did.
- One more (minor) fact check I forgot (h/t you know who you are).
- Anyway: Here’s a dare for @maggieNYT, since she wants to write about what happens when women defy a subpoena.
- Write a similar story about @xychelsea, who is in jail for defying a subpoena.
Reminder that Maggie Haberman's mom, Nancy, is an Executive VP at Rubenstein PR, a firm that represented Fred Trump, Donald Trump and Charles Kushner.
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) May 26, 2019