Oh, so now they’re cool with dossiers?
Courtesy of CNN:
The White House said in a story published Thursday that it was compiling a “very large” dossier on a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter and others who it said are a “disgrace to journalism and the American people.”
The astonishing revelation about the White House’s efforts to discredit reporter David Fahrenthold came after The Post requested comment for a Thursday story he wrote with two colleagues. The story, co-bylined by reporters Josh Dawsey and Joshua Partlow, detailed how President Trump’s company “charged the U.S. government more than $900,000” for hotel rooms fees among other services at Mar-a-Lago.
In a statement, White House spokesperson Judd Deere accused The Washington Post of “blatantly interfering with the business relationships of the Trump Organization” and demanded “it must stop.”
“Please be advised that we are building up a very large ‘dossier’ on the many false David Fahrenthold and others stories as they are a disgrace to journalism and the American people,” Deere said.
When asked by CNN Business for further information about the dossier, Deere declined to comment. Neither White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany nor White House director of communications Alyssa Farah responded to additional emails seeking comment.
Whoa! So they are willing to attack this man’s character because he is “interfering” with the Trump Organization’s “business relationships?”
If you translate that out of Trumpinese what they are really saying is that he is exposing the corrupt practices of the Trump Organization and their grifting of American tax dollars, and they do not want that reported to the voters.
Fahrenthold, by the way, won a Pulitzer for his reporting on Donald Trump, so it is not like this guy is a tabloid writer practicing yellow journalism.
And that is really the thing, this reporter has credibility and that scares the Trump folks.
Of course, they have no credibility so the only people who would take a dossier that they put together seriously are his supporters who, let’s face it, don’t read the Washington Post anyway.
This is just another example of what Trump has learned while groveling at the feet of his guru Vladimir Putin.