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State Dept Official Suggests Real Motivation Of Anonymous Anti-Trump Op-Ed

State Dept Official Suggests Real Motivation Of Anonymous Anti-Trump Op-Ed

The president also told reporters he's "looking at" whether there are any actions that can be taken against the Times, which said it was taking an extraordinary step in allowing the piece to be published anonymously.

The editors of the newspaper know the identity of the senior administration official, which has not been revealed to protect his job.The White House has called for the resignation of the anonymous official and launched an intense investigation to find out who wrote the highly damaging op-ed.

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.

Zaid argued that if the author really intends to curb Trump, there was "greater value" in maintaining their position. "Some of the Trump-appointed USA attorneys are serious people committed to law enforcement".

Produced by Howard Goldenthal, Willow Smith and John Chipman.

Trump continued attacking the op-ed yesterday, suggesting to Fox & Friends that by publishing the piece, the Times is "virtually" guilty of "treason". "The interesting - because I've never known the New York Times - perhaps you have - to go without a source".

The president said if that person had high-level security clearance, "I don't want him in those meetings".

Still Trump's call is the latest test of the independence of his Justice Department, which is supposed to make investigative and charging decisions without political interference from the White House.

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Hassett seemed to be echoing Trump's suggestion that the essay was fraudulent.

Mr. Trump has demanded that aides identify the leaker, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Trump lashed out at the author of the anonymous piece - and at the "dishonest" Times. He also said it is still unclear what the consequences would be for the official.

Woodward describes Trump regularly insulting key members of his own team, who are in turn contemptuous of the president.

Former FBI No. 2 W. Mark Felt first denied, then decades later admitted, being the famous source for Washington Post reporters Woodward and Carl Bernstein in their Watergate coverage that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

"Nobody knows who the hell he is, or she, although they put he, but probably that's a little disguised".

Trump said the book, written by US veteran investigative journalist Bob Woodward, "means nothing" and called it a "work of fiction".

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