Feb 20, 2019 - Economy

Maggie Haberman refutes Trump's claim reporters don't ask for comment

Maggie Haberman, a New York Times' White House correspondent, called President Trump's claim that reporters don't reach out to the White House for comment "a lie" during an appearance on CNN on Wednesday. "We went through a detailed list of what we were planning on reporting. They chose not to engage," she said.

Backdrop: Haberman and a team of other journalists at the Times reported yesterday that Trump called acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker last year to ask whether a Trump-appointed attorney could "unrecuse" himself in order to lead the Southern District of New York's investigation into hush money payments during the 2016 presidential election.

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