Trump Wants Jeff Sessions To Investigate The Anonymous NYT Op-ed

Trump Wants Jeff Sessions To Investigate The Anonymous NYT Op-ed

Trump Wants Jeff Sessions To Investigate The Anonymous NYT Op-ed

Everyone, including President Donald Trump, wants to know who wrote the bombshell op-ed published by the New York Times. As for the person who wrote the column, whose identity and gender remain anonymous, Trump said: "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".

"Jeff should be investigating who the author of that piece was because I really believe it's national security", Mr Trump said.

"Supposing I have a high-level national security, and he has got a clearance, we talked about clearances a lot recently, and he goes into a high-level meeting concerning China or Russian Federation or North Korea or something", he said.

"Does the so-called "Senior Administration Official" really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source?" the USA leader wrote.

Senior officials in key national security and economic policy roles charged the article's writer with cowardice, disloyalty and acting against America's interests in harsh terms that mimicked the president's own words. They aren't accountable. They're not doing us a service by actively promoting 90 percent of the insane stuff that's coming out of this White House and then saying, 'Don't worry, we're preventing the other 10 percent.' That's not how things are supposed to work.

"The President just, just today said he believes it's somebody in national security", Conway told Christiane Amanpour for her show which premiers on CNN International and PBS on Monday. Even liberals that hate me say: "that's bad what they did". If the person has a high-level security clearance, he said: "I don't want him in those meetings".

The author also wrote that the "root of the problem is the President's amorality" and assails Trump's "reckless decisions", "erratic behaviour" and what the official describes as the President's "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective" leadership style.

The Times has so far refused Trump's demands.

Trump attacked the book as a "scam", and suggested hardening the country's "pathetic" libel legislation. Any leak investigations of classified information tend to go through a complex process at the Justice Department that includes determining whether the information was sensitive and known to few people.

Mr Trump described his administration as a "well-oiled machine", a contrast to the description offered by his anonymous colleague in the Times.

Former CIA Director John Brennan, a fierce Trump critic, told NBC, "This is not sustainable to have an executive branch where individuals are not following the orders of the chief executive".

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.

"It speaks to some kind of sad desperation on the part of "never- Trumpers" - even those inside the administration - that stems from the collapse of the Russian Federation collusion narrative", said City Councilman Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island), Trump's NY campaign chairman in 2016.

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