A while back, I flew from DC to St. Louis, and ended up sitting next to Reince Priebus’ Chief of Staff, Katie Walsh.
It was totally by happenstance, given I was to be first on the plane and ended up last. Next, because I had a carry-on, I needed to sit where there was a space for my bag.
There was the infamous “middle seat,” and I took it.
After some conversation, I found out I was next to Katie Walsh, and what her role was. “How fortuitous.” I thought.
Walsh and I discussed how to get the Republicans in with the black community and stop the in-fighting. I told Walsh I had ideas on how to do this. So we exchanged business cards.
In doing so I said to Walsh, “Don’t give me your card, unless you are serious about collaborating.”
She responded that she wouldn’t have given it to me otherwise. Though I tried many times, I haven’t spoken to her since.
I discussed Walsh with a friend of mine based in DC, a fellow black Republican. He was not surprised. In short, he said that Walsh represented the Republicans playing the PC, gender game, and Walsh was the benefactor. I certainly wasn’t going to argue.
And now from GotNews we learn that Walsh is far worse than just another incompetent female getting by on three tiny patches of real-estate.
“Everyone knows not to talk to her in the White House unless you want to see it in the press,” says a source close to the president. “The only question is whether or not she’s doing it at the behest of [White House Chief of Staff] Reince Priebus or if she’s doing it to advance herself in DC media circles.”
One source in particular stands out: Walsh is close to Maggie Habberman, a New York Times reporter who wrote fawning pro-Republican National Committee stories during the presidential election. Walsh has also planted stories in The Washington Post and Politico.
Walsh is referred to as “Madame President” in the White House, says a senior aide. “It isn’t a compliment.”
Walsh would have significant access as she controls the president’s schedule. There’s also reportedly a trove of e-mails where Katie Walsh and Reince Priebus discuss how to rid themselves of Trump, according to a former #NeverTrump consultant.
“The president and his allies have been deliberately feeding her fake information in order to find her network,” says a source close to the president’s family. “It’s been going well.”
Walsh was a #NeverTrump Republican during the campaign. Neither Walsh nor her family were supporters during the campaign, says a source from Walsh’s hometown of St. Louis.
A White House investigation is planned into Walsh, who couldn’t be reached for comment.
I must admit, I was curious as to Walsh’s whereabouts after Priebus’ got sent to the bigs. Now I know.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Walsh voted for Clinton.