Trump loyalists are playing the blame game over anonymous op-ed

Trump loyalists are playing the blame game over anonymous op-ed

Trump loyalists are playing the blame game over anonymous op-ed

While Trump Cabinet officials came out one by one to deny they wrote that explosive New York Times op-ed by an anonymous senior administration official, a denial may not be enough for President Trump and some of his allies.

Asked if the government would take legal action against The New York Times for publishing the essay that it said was written by a "senior official in the Trump administration", the president responded that his administration was "looking at that right now".

Trump has told reporters that Attorney General Jeff Sessions "should be investigating who the author of that piece was because I really believe it's national security".

Trump cited "national security" Friday as the reason for such an extraordinary probe, and he called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to get it going.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders encouraged Americans to flood the New York Times switchboard in protest over an anonymous op-ed from a member of the Trump Administration. If the person has a high-level security clearance, Trump said, "I don't want him in those meetings".

"We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous", the senior White House official wrote, adding, "the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic".

Reporting to be from anonymous senior USA government official, the story described the United States president as adrift from reality and unstable.

While Woodward does not name his sources, he says he spoke with many people now or formerly working for Trump, discussing not just the president's personality but also major policy debates regarding North Korea and Afghanistan.

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

President Donald Trump speaks at a fundraiser in Fargo N.D. Friday Sept. 7 2018 as he makwa his second visit to North Dakota's biggest city within 10 weeks to campaign for Senate candidate Kevin Cramer this time to help Cramer build up his finances

A June 1974 Associated Press report quoted Nixon as saying, "I don't know much about these things, but it scares the (expletive deleted) out of them".

"This to me is a signal that there's nothing there with Russia in terms of the president working with the Russians during his campaign", Graham said.

That a covert network of officials was operating within the government to derail Trump's agenda became clear in the first months of the presidency.

Trump reiterated that it was a "disgrace" that the Times would publish the piece.

The Justice Department was asked about Trump's comments on Friday and told NPR that it does not confirm or deny investigations.

The speech constituted Obama's harshest, most direct rebuke of Trump and his administration since he departed the White House.

President Trump took to Twitter to question whether there even was an scribe at all.

Trump attacked the book as a "scam", and suggested hardening the country's "pathetic" libel legislation.

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