As Twitchy reported, the #ImWithHer faction of Twitter piled on New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman pretty hard Tuesday when she tweeted that the folks involved in funding the infamous Trump dossier lied about it for a year … something about that word “lied” really triggered them.

Hillary fans really aren’t liking talk about collusion with Russia anymore, now that it’s been confirmed that a lawyer for Hillary for America and the DNC funded the “research” that would lead to the creation of that dossier.

Of course, Hillary had no idea any of this was going on (cue shoulder-shrug from the orange pantsuit “with a cloth?” press conference). But CNN reported Tuesday that both campaign chairman John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz have denied knowing anything about payments.

CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski questioning who authorized the payments was almost enough to trigger a pile-on of Haberman-sized proportions.

President Hillary Clinton? Don’t tell Rep. John Lewis … he doesn’t know.

It couldn’t be less credible — but was it used to OK surveillance of the Trump campaign? That’s a pretty big deal.

A legitimate answer, although not one we’re quite willing to accept:

So, nobody knew, and nobody authorized it? One attorney went rogue?

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