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Trump urges attorney general Jeff Sessions to unmask anonymous op-ed author

09 September, 2018, 08:56 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Whodunit? Denials from Key Officials Pour in as Hunt for Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Writer Begins

US President Donald Trump struggled to pronounce the word anonymous during his condemnation of a New York Times column that has thrown the White House into turmoil.

He also said the Times should publish the author's identity "for the sake of our national security".

Graham said he thinks the op-ed is s a new line of attack from the left because there's no evidence to prove Trump has colluded with the Russians. This is what we have to deal with.

In an interview with Fox News, Mr Trump said the author "may not be a Republican, it may not be a conservative, it may be a deep state person who has been there for a long time".

President Donald Trump also said he was considering taking action against the Times, whose shares moved briefly lower after his comments were made public. Those Trump insiders tell a story that's scathing but hardly surprising to those who've been following the news since Trump took office.

"I don't want him in those meetings", Mr. Trump said. "I don't want to be set up with a perjury trap".

"Eventually the name of this sick person will come out", Trump added, although he also suggested the person, reportedly a senior administration official, may not exist.

Former FBI Director James Comey has said Trump asked him to go easy on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, an allegation that Mueller is scrutinizing.

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Speculation is swirling over the op-ed's author, with top Trump administration officials - ranging from Vice President Mike Pence to Defense Secretary James Mattis - have issued statements denying their involvement.

Obama told students they were coming of age during a remarkable divisive time in USA history, but he contended Trump is a "symptom" not the "cause" of the problem.

According to the Times, the White House has a list of 12 people it suspects of authoring the article.

The book depicts Trump aides working to head off potential foreign policy disasters, disregarding a call by the president for the assassination of his Syrian counterpart, and removing from his desk an order that would have canceled a US-South Korea trade agreement.

"But it seems to me to be just an obvious attempt to distract attention from this booming economy and President Trump's record of success", Pence told Brennan. "It only happened yesterday", he said in response to a question. Ditto Trump's attempts to make nice with Russian Federation, which the author said steady hands in the bureaucracy have undermined. And he continues to lash out at the special counsel probe being led by Robert Mueller even as his lawyers continue to negotiate the possibility of a sit-down between the President and the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

"It is very, very important that whoever released that go to jail, because you can not have members of the intelligence community listening to the most private and highly classified information and then releasing that to The New York Times", Paul said.

Later at a rally in Fargo, Trump called Woodward an "idiot".



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