White House Probe Into 'Anonymous' NYT Columnist Narrows To A 'Few People'


The piece says the president, while alarming, also has notched achievements such as tax reform and deregulation. On Capitol Hill, a confirmation hearing in a staid Senate office building is repeatedly interrupted by protesters shouting at the nominee and the senators; 70 people are arrested. In her own op-ed in The Washington Post, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the anonymous author's aims "very risky", because they would sow "mistrust among the thousands of government workers who do their jobs honestly every day".

First there were news reports about Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward's new behind-the-scenes book, "Fear, ' which described a nervous breakdown in the Trump administration as top aides maneuvered to prevent the President from taking disastrous and impulsive missteps".

"If I rang the police today and said Eddie Mair has done this to me, you would be arrested".

"To the writer of the op-ed - you are not protecting this country; you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions", she wrote in a statement to CNN.

If anything, the anonymous sources in Woodward's book, and the author of the op-ed, are seeking to protect the American people and the U.S. government from a president and top advisors who seek to dismantle it.

The unflattering depiction in the op-ed mirrored criticisms from Mr. Trump's political foes going back to the 2016 presidential race.

But he said he has "no idea" which "senior administration official" wrote last week's anonymous New York Times op-ed stating that some within the White House are actively working to stop Trump from acting out on certain impulses. Cohn and Porter got away with it because Trump "doesn't remember. That person should be found out and stopped", Giuliani said.

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"This is not called a recovery, this is called a rocket ship", Trump said at a fundraiser in Fargo.

But Woodward defended the reporting behind "Fear" as "meticulous and careful" and noted that he had multiple sources for every claim.

More than 25 high-ranking Trump administration officials have come out publicly denying having penned the op-ed, including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Defense Secretary James Mattis. "In the end, this op-ed is about impeachment", said Caputo. The President believes the rapid response to the book has been handled poorly and he blames Shine for that.

"I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration", was the title of the story.

"I think we've gotten to a point where we just are completely unable to support the president, no matter who the president is", Paterson told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y.

And that was just one remark that Trump made in a rally where he addressed topics such as NAFTA, Second Amendment rights and the upcoming midterm elections.