Trump calls for US probe of NY Times after critical anonymous column

07 September, 2018, 22:19 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Woodward

The book, set to be published on Tuesday, characterizes a White House atmosphere in which aides struggle to restrain Trump's unstable behavior, according to excerpts that have been released.

Trump took to Twitter nearly immediately after it was published, demanding that the New York Times turn over the identity of the senior staff member who wrote the editorial.

The Times piece, published on September 5, , has sparked the president's ire, leading him to tweet in all caps "TREASON?" and calling the author "GUTLESS".

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, budget director Mick Mulvaney and others denied authorship of the article.

Collins said there isn't much Congress can do because of the op-ed author's constitutional right to free speech. "The White House is truly, as you would say, a well-oiled machine". The former reality TV star has had an unusually high level of staff turnover, and has sometimes been publicly critical of his top aides.

Describing Trump as unprincipled and "amoral", the author wrote: "Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back".

The opinion piece was penned by an anonymous senior administration official, claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart U.S. President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations".

More news: Oil prices rise, and Barclays sharply revises its forecasts

Speculation about Pence has been rampant on social media because of the op-ed's use of "lodestar", an archaic word that the vice president has used in multiple speeches.

The essay, which said some of Trump's closest advisers work in secret to thwart his "more misguided impulses until he is out of office", enraged the president. "Stop", she wrote on Twitter.

"The Secretary didn't write the op-ed", a spokesperson for Carson told NBC News.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin "feels it was irresponsible for @nytimes to print this. Our office is above such amateur acts". The anonymous author was gutless, the president said.

Trump has described the explosive op-ed as treasonous and has asked the leading daily to reveal the identity of the author who has been identified as a senior administration official. It may be a deep state person.

"The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do", Trump tweeted on Thursday morning.

"It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say that we don't threaten the freedom of the press because they say things or publish stories we don't like", Obama said.

Recommended:



Popular

Officials slam Trump as 'idiot'
"He (Trump) is also denying it, by the way", Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told Tel Aviv radio station 103 FM. Instead, he developed a plan for a limited air strike that did not threaten Mr Assad personally.

North Korean National Charged In Sony Pictures Hacking, Other Cyberattacks
The Associated Press reported that a North Korean who is believed to have operated out of China will be among those charged. The company is affiliated with the North Korean government hacking unit called Lab 110.

War monitor says blasts in Syria airport killed two
Trump tweeted . "Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed", wrote President Trump . "Don't let that happen!" he added. During the Syrian Civil War, which began in 2011, two USA programs attempted to assist the Syrian rebels .

Lopetegui tells Messi: Don't doubt these Madrid players for a second
Barcelona have not won the Champions League since 2015 after crashing out in the quarter-finals in each of the past three seasons. Egypt forward Mohamed Salah scored 44 goals as Liverpool reached the Champions League final, losing to Real.

Here's the full-length Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick
Nike signed Kaepernick in 2011 and kept him on its endorsement roster over the years. Nike has already seen stocks tumble and talk of a boycott trend on twitter .

Kavanaugh Hearings Day 2: Senators' Questions To Take Center Stage
The mostly female demonstrators shouted out that Mr Kavanaugh would allow President Trump to pardon himself. But the Democratic frustrations that boiled over on September 4 had been simmering for more than two years.

Judge orders NJ couple to turn over money raised for homeless man
On Monday, McClure and D'Amico appeared on " Today ", telling Megyn Kelly that about $150,000 was left, Fallon said. Some of the money GoFundMe donors gave to him ended up in the pockets of drug dealers, Bobbitt told the Inquirer .

Xiaomi Announces a $300 Smartphone with Flagship Specs
For in-depth comparisons of Poco F1 and OnePlus 6 , follow our social media pages so you will be notified when we do that here. The Xiaomi Poco F1 that carries a tagline of " Master of Speed " is powered by Snapdragon 845 and up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

Huawei Mate 20 Lite arrives with a big screen and AI smarts
The Mali-G76 utilises AI to intelligently identify gaming workloads and adjust resource allocation for optimal gaming performance. This includes carrier aggregation across frequency bands, allowing users to have the same speeds with their telco of choice.

Obama, Bush pay tribute to John McCain at cathedral service
A member of a military honor guard team salutes as a hearse carrying the casket of the late Senator John McCain departs the U.S. Obama recalled McCain calling earlier this year, asking the former president to speak at the event after his death.