WH official says Trump gave no order on op-ed

Geneva Stokes
September 9, 2018

The New York Times has beefed up its security in light of the controversial op-ed it published this week penned by an unnamed senior Trump administration official. "We're going to take a look at what he had, what he gave, what he's talking about, also where he is right now". He has also said the Times should reveal the author "for National Security purposes" and that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should investigate.

7 that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should investigate the identity of the author of an anonymous editorial claiming they were part of a network of government officials working covertly to thwart parts of Trump's agenda.

President Donald Trump lashed out against the anonymous senior official who wrote it, claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart the commander-in-chief's most unsafe impulses.

Since its publication, the piece has caused many to question who this senior official is, and the speculation has prompted countless officials, now including Hassett, to deny having authored the piece.

He is one of the most respected living U.S. journalists, and has written extensively on modern American presidents, earning praise from Trump in 2013 for his work on Barack Obama.

Like Haley, Obama spoke out about the way aides were doing end runs around Trump, saying it was irresponsible to think "that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren't following the president's orders".

"For the sake of our national security, the New York Times should publish his name at once".

As one high level administration official after the other released scathing statements denying they were the wordsmith culprit, Trump appears to have bought the rebuttals.

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"I do, I do, " he said.

The president went on to say the author of the piece will be found.

Advisers to President Donald Trump entertained the idea, briefly discussing it among themselves, according to the Times. Ditto Trump's attempts to make nice with Russian Federation, which the author said steady hands in the bureaucracy have undermined.

The president dismissed the article as "gutless" and potentially treasonous, and said his administration was a "well-oiled machine".

The official said there were a number of United States officials who were part of an "quiet resistance" inside the administration who was "working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations".

"With nothing but positive news about the economy and the job market, all of their fears have come true", Borelli told The Post.

A book by journalist Bob Woodward and an anonymous New York Times opinion piece, Trump has said, are fiction and lies.

Trump repeated denials that his campaign conspired with the Russian attack or that he might have broken the law by trying to frustrate the subsequent investigation.

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