Haberman: Trump staffers damaged WH air conditioning unit during Biden transition

As Democrats and their allies in the liberal media continue their crusade to eliminate former President Donald Trump from the political scene once and for all, new allegations of wrongdoing during the last presidential transition period are being raised, as the Washington Examiner reports.

In her new book entitled Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, journalist Maggie Haberman claims that in the waning days of the last administration, a Trump staffer working for the then-Director of the Presidential Personnel Office damaged an air conditioning unit in the White House by jamming photos of embattled incoming first son Hunter Biden into its mechanism.

Accusations fly

Haberman – a notoriously harsh critic of the former president – has made something of a cottage industry out of peddling accusations of Trump administration malfeasance, particularly in the weeks and months before President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Confidence Men includes accounts of multiple instances in which Biden transition team members expressed irritation at the treatment they received at the hands of outgoing Trump staffers, including reported delays in the receipt of information from the Pentagon as the shift in power commenced.

Disputes over logistics and computer systems also occurred, according to Haberman, with then-Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows supposedly flat-out denying Biden employees access to information needed to start the budget planning process by telling the newcomers they “can’t expect us to endorse your spending plans.”

As The Hill reported earlier this year, Haberman’s book also incorporated claims that staffers in the Trump White House routinely discovered torn pieces of paper clogging the former president’s toilet in a suggestion that documents were regularly disposed of in an unconventional – and potentially unlawful – manner.

“And the point is about the destruction of records which are supposed to be preserved under the Presidential Records Act, which is a Watergate-era creation,” Haberman said at the time, seemingly foreshadowing the document disputes that led to the FBI’s highly controversial summer raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

“Here we go again!”

In his characteristically blunt manner, Trump has shot back at Haberman’s claims in recent months, issuing a statement in response to her new book – set for release on Tuesday – in which he declared that the author “knows nothing about me,” as the Examiner noted.

Taking to his Truth Social media platform Friday, the former president added, “Here we go again! Another Fake book is out, this one, supposedly very boring and stale, by self appointed head case, Failing (unfunded liability!) New York Time writer, Maggie Haberman.”

“In it she tells many made up stories, with zero fact checking or confirmation by anyone who would know, like me,” Trump continued.

Those remarks echoed comments made by the former commander in chief earlier this year in response to the toilet claims in which he referred to the allegations as “another fake story,” “categorically untrue,” and “simply made up.”

Summing up Trump’s take on the book and the accusations contained therein, a spokesperson for the former president said at the time, “You have to be pretty desperate to sell books if pictures of paper in a toilet bowl is part of your promotional plan. We know…there’s enough people willing to fabricate stories like this in order to impress the media class – a media class who is willing to run with anything, as long as it is anti-Trump.”