Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

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The opinion piece claimed that several top officials within the administration are trying to "frustrate" parts of the president's agenda and "worst inclinations", adding: "I would know".

The White House pitchforks are out for the author of the anonymous newspaper article who claimed that senior insiders were on a mission to manage Mr Trump's "amorality" for the good of the country.

The veteran Washington Post investigative reporter, who uncovered the truth about the Watergate break-in that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation, has torn away the West Wing's veil of secrecy, revealing an often chaotic, combative staff operation at war with Mr. Trump's impulsive, paranoid decision-making. "It doesn't help the president".

"The individual behind this piece has chosen to deceive, rather than support, the duly elected President of the United States", she continued.

Ryan has been an occasional critic of the president's, and the two clash on issues like tariffs, Russian Federation and immigration.

Trump is quoted as likening former chief of staff Reince Priebus to "a little rat", and telling his 80-year-old secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, "I don't trust you".

"I did not write and am thoroughly appalled by this op-ed".

Meadows said that "we are looking at what is proper" to investigate but said he hasn't yet taken "concrete steps". "We have oversight over the executive office of the president and federal employees. under my subcommittee", he said. She called it another example of the liberal media's effort to discredit Trump.

It's safe to assume that if that op-ed came with a name on, that person would have been fired by dinnertime Wednesday.

Amid intense speculation over who wrote the piece, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, previously Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director, said he was not the author and slammed the Times for publishing the piece.

News of the letter caught up with Pompeo in New Delhi, where he was traveling with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

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They lined up to deny writing an incendiary New York Times opinion piece that was purportedly submitted by a member of an administration "resistance" movement straining to thwart Trump's most risky impulses.

Reporter Kenneth Vogel even shared audio of a voicemail saying, "I just wanna thank you a million times over".

The writer describes the president as "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective".

"For those who have inquired, this is to confirm that Secretary Chao is not the author of the op-ed", the Department of Transportation communications office said on Secretary Elaine Chao. I guess by process of elimination, it will probably come down to the butler.

Whatever reservations the Times had about publishing the op-ed, Dao said he and his colleagues ultimately decided that it "was a very strong piece written by someone who had something important to say and who's speaking from a place of their own sense of personal ethics and conscience". We are focusing on the well-being, the kitchen table, the concerns of America's working families.

The White House slammed a newspaper essay on Wednesday attributed to an anonymous administration official that criticized President Trump and suggested that aides have discussed ways to try to remove him from office.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a statement on Thursday telling people who are asking about the identity of the writer to "stop".

"I am not author of the anonymous NY Times op-ed", Linda tweeted.

Even the first lady, Melania Trump, issued a rare statement to weigh in. She has the courage of her convictions and signs her opinions. "This coward should do the right thing and resign". "To the writer of the oped - you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions".

The divisions within Trump's administration are hardly new.

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