“Calling it a “critical moment,” [NYTimes reporter Maggie Haberman] reported that there was waning support for Trump from the right, saying “A number of conservatives who worked on the campaign and supported the president and now say, you know, I regret doing that, and this was a mistake, this administration is, you know, off the rails, and all of these investigations that are coming to a head will be a huge problem.”
“She adding that these conservatives “disgusted” with details that have emerged from the Michael Cohen plea deal. In her eyes, investigations into Trump’s campaign are ” going to intensify as we get into the year” before bringing up impeachment. “It takes 20 Republican senators to vote in favor of impeachment. This could be a critical moment.”
This flickered across my Twitter last night (and while the interview happened in December) it is still relevant and still annoying. Maggie Haberman used to be at
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie), er, Politico, which specializes in unattributed gossip and therefore impossible to prove.
But more importantly while conservatives may be saying this in private to Haberman, unless they are willing to come forward, Haberman releasing it in this very Politico-gossipy way, she is building a lifeboat for Republicans, “See, they are not all crazy!”