Looking for a Clue on Who Wrote the Anti-Trump Op-ed

The New York Times building is seen on September 6, 2018 in New York. - A furious Donald Trump called September 5, 2018 for the unmasking of an anonymous senior official who wrote in the New York Times that top membe... The New York Times building is seen on September 6, 2018 in New York. - A furious Donald Trump called September 5, 2018 for the unmasking of an anonymous senior official who wrote in the New York Times that top members of his administration were undermining the president to curb his "misguided impulses." Trump asked if the unsigned op-ed could be considered treasonous, assailed the newspaper for the "gutless" piece and questioned whether the senior official it was attributed to actually existed. "TREASON?" Trump posted in response to the article entitled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration," which claimed the president's own staff see him as a danger to the nation."Does the so-called 'Senior Administration Official' really exist, or is (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 7, 2018 4:15 pm
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I’d look for whoever in the administration most vociferously denounces the author of the op-ed. My advice is based on my own experience. I have to be a little vague about this. In the late ‘90s, I was given by a second or third hand source a document showing that the Clinton administration had seriously misled the public.

I didn’t know the ultimate source, but I was able to verify that the document was authentic and published the article, which created a minor furor in small circles.. A week later, the New Republic got a letter from a DC lobbyist denouncing the article and denying its claims. Several years later, I heard that the ultimate source of the document was that lobbyist. That’s how Washington works. So listen for the loudest repudiation of the op-ed author.

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