Senior official in Trump Administration claims to be part of the resistance and writes anonymous op-ed in New York Times.

By | 2018-09-06T08:44:04+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , |53 Comments

According to the New York Times op-ed staff, they know who this person is, but are protecting his identity so that he can continue to tell America what is really going on in the Trump White House. 

Here is a portion of what was shared courtesy of NYT:

The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.

Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.

In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.

Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.

But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.

From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.

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.

“There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next,” a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he’d made only a week earlier.

The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.

It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.

This essentially backs up Bob Woodward’s contention that Trump is out of control and only barely held in check by a bunch of White House staffers who carefully massage his ego and steer him away from dangerous impulsive behaviors. 

Which in turn also supports what Michael Wolff wrote in his book, and has been reported by newspapers and cable news outlets almost since Trump entered the White House. 

I think at this point we can go ahead and stop pretending that there is any chance that any of these people are making all of this up, and accept the fact that this is the most fucked up administration in American history. 

All I can say is that I am really glad I voted for the lady with the scandalous private server. 

P.S. Huckabee Sanders has already responded to the op-ed.

She’s just pissed off she didn’t think to do this. 

Update 2: Trump responds.

How did exercising your first amendment rights suddenly become an act of treason?

This guy did not share top secret information, he simply talked about the day to day crumbling of this presidency. 

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53 Comments

  1. amom September 5, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Steve Schmidt was just on one of the news shows positively apopleptic about Trump being crazy and dangerous.
    Hey, Stevie, didn’t YOU try to get a crazy and dangerous woman (who put a pillow in her panties and called it a TriG) to become Vice President?
    Methinks you best STFU or put up about how we got here. You are culpable and complicit sir.

    • Anon September 5, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      I respect that Steve Schmidt had a conscience to have been forthright about Palin after the 2008 election. He has demonstrated integrity by being outspoken about Trump, upholding the Constitution, democracy and resigning from the Republican Party that has been covering a lot for Trump.

      • Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 6:13 pm - Reply

        If I were a journalist, I would have asked him, ‘then how do you explain Palin, of which you supported to get McCain elected?” But, see, you can’t do that anymore. Scripted from corporate, and bobblehead anchors nodding with ‘safe’ follow up questions. Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace want us to forget. I, for one, never will and I pay no attention to what they say.

        • dowl September 6, 2018 at 12:46 am - Reply

          I do listen to what both of them have to say; it is usually instructive. Of course they have repositioned themselves away from the Tea Party (Freedom Caucus) wing of the GOP.

          IMO, both Nicolle and Steve are freer to give us, the listening public, a fairly good view of what is happening inside the POS-POTUS’ WH. If may just help us take the House and the Senate back in November.

          VOTE DEM, we ought to be inspired at this point to do the right thing!

          • Anon September 6, 2018 at 6:03 am

            My opinion is that Schmidt is extremely intelligent. I listen to what former to die hard Republicans insight and point of view are who are not spinning or bending truth for their election to understand their point of view that is based in facts that any reasonable and rational person would consider for decision making regardless of their party affiliation.

      • anonymous September 6, 2018 at 3:08 am - Reply

        6:55 He is not doing enough. He needs to really come clean. It will help the country heal and understand how we got here. Christ, thinknig people around the world know she faked it and they helped her. I have relatives in Scandanavia who know it for f^&*s sake. The iron is hot. McCain is dead. 45 is nuts. Explain how we got here Steve.

  2. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Widdle Donny desperately needs his Depends changed. America has been shit stained.

  3. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    HAH! dumb Donnie is sooooo dumb, he doesn’t even know the definition of treason.

  4. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    The dumb@ss doesn’t even know the definition of treason. WOW,

  5. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Geez. Hollywood or George R. Martin couldn’t make this shit up. That Trump. Chaotic to his end I guess. Were I an old fart, I’d just like to enjoy my life but Trump is the opposite. He thrives on all this attention whether it’s negative or positive. He’s been fighting and flighting since he came out of his mama.

  6. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Oh Sarah Sarah Sarah: The projection!

    • Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      Saying that name three times unleashes a hell this planet does not need

  7. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    TREASON? That idiot doesn’t have a clue what the word treason means. Perhaps Mueller will explain that to Trump – soon.

    I think I’ll start an office pool to bet on the identity of the NY Times Senior official. My money is on Kellyanne Conway.

    • Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      Do you think, really? if so, she must have just gotten diagnosed with a terminal disease or something. I’d be really surprised if it is her.

      • Anon September 5, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

        KellyAnne Conwayas a guess reminded me of a comment on Chris Hayes show that people in the administration leak things and off the record tell similar information about Trump’s behavior but then goon tv defending him. There was speculation if this Anonymous of the OpEd will be on tv defending and praising Trump. I agree there must be many covering up for the impulsive Trump’s irrational thinking and behavior. I hope Kelly Anne Conway, Sarah Sanders, Priebus, Kelly and Giuliani get a stint in hell for the lengths they have gone to.

  8. Old Redneck September 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Hmmm. How does Trump know what the op-ed said? Did someone read it to him?

    • Beaglemom September 6, 2018 at 4:19 am - Reply

      Fox News must have talked about it.

  9. Anonymous in Chicago September 5, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    HuffPost says it’s Mike Pence because in the op-ed the writer uses the unusual word “lodestar” and Pence likes to use that word.

    • Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 6:23 pm - Reply

      Wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
      VOTE! Don’t expect others to do it for you!

    • Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 1:02 am - Reply

      Previous leakers have said they note idiosyncrasies and speech patterns of others to hide their identities. It’s not Pence. It would also be out of character for Pence since he thinks it is his destiny to be president and if it got out he wrote it that would sink his chances.

  10. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    O/T: Roy Moore is suing Sacha Baron Cohen for millions. HAH!

  11. Anon September 5, 2018 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    What “article” was Trump referring to when he had the press conference today to invalidate this OpEd by Anonymous to protest he has accomplished a list of historic things? I felt pity for him as paced barely controlling him self protesting how superior he is and that no one can beat him in 2020.

    OMG, meanwhile the majority has recognized his behaviors, the irrational, lying tweets that shout crazy person unfit for any job tweeting, inappropriate comduct, compulsive lying, making things up, the Charlottesville debacle, etc.

    I considered that Anonymous may have wanted to put this out there without giving Trump the advantage of discrediting him or her with his typical tweeted smear campaign. The fact that Trump has the imbecile Giuliani going out for him is evidence Trump is unfit.

  12. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Gosh sounds like sarah huck a liar is asking little donnie to resign 🙂

    Interestingly enough Omarosa also has stuff about this resistance group in her book and was asked about it in an interview months ago on PBS. She refused to say who they are so they won’t be fired.

    Is the plan to get rid of the moron in chief before the midterms to limit the damage,also end mueller investigation before the truth comes out?

  13. Anon September 5, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Here is a link to the OpEd that Gryphen copied above. The comments are good and worthy of reading.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opinion/trump-white-house-anonymous-resistance.html

    • Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 4:20 am - Reply

      Because it’s about THEM. It never has been about “We The People.”

  14. Crystal Sage September 5, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Lawrence O’Donnell believes it’s Dan Coates, head of National Security who wrote the op-ed. We’ll see. Love that Trump is going mad in the WH trying to find the leaker/traitor. LOL.

  15. Whatevs September 5, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Can’t be Pence. He isn’t involved in the day to day. My money’s on Kelly, John Kelly. He’s had enough.

  16. Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 1:14 am - Reply

    I think Trump will not be impeached and Mueller’s report will be nullified by Trump being taken out by the 25th. Unless Trump dies first he is going to be removed from office for being mentally unable to fulfill his duties. Mentally unstable or whatever. It’s out there now. The genie cannot be put back in the bottle. Trump will constantly be scrutinized in this light and he’s going to break. Sounds like he doesn’t have far to go anyway.

    Pence will get his way and be president for the remainder of Trump’s term. They’ll sell it to him as a strong way to get elected in order to get him on board but the truth is he’s finished too. So are a LOT of Republicans running in November and likely in 2020 too.

    And if Bitch manages to get Fake Justice Kavanaugh confirmed he’ll be impeached and removed from the bench.

  17. Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 3:14 am - Reply

    I can see the crazy in Drumpf’s eyes. The weird smile. The I’m not all thereness to his face. To me his unfitness is as simple as the look in his face and eyes.

  18. barbara carlson September 6, 2018 at 4:03 am - Reply

    “He is not putting country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people. This coward should do the right thing and resign.” — from Sarah H’s lips to Trump’s ears.

    Re the “lodestar” word used — any clever anonymous op-ed writer would use that word to deflect suspicion from him or her.

  19. Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 7:46 am - Reply

    As wonderful as it sounds that they are keeping an eye on the idiot in chief, what in the hell are a bunch on non elected people doing running the presidency? This is no joke and is very dangerous, we don’t who these people are, what THEIR agenda is and exactly what they are doing.

    Of course the republicans in Congress could care less, as long as they get their supreme court justice approved before all hell breaks out.

    • $BM September 6, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

      ‘we DOn’t KNOW who these people are’~&~’what THEIR agenda ISis…

      The major portion of the film is spent addressing excerpts from the countless memos, nicknamed ‘Yellow Perils’ by his first Pentagon staff and ‘Snowflakes’ by the second, that Rumsfeld wrote during his time as a congressman and advisor to four different presidents, twice as United States Secretary of Defense. It also focuses on a response Rumsfeld gave to a question at a U.S. Department of Defense news briefing on February 12, 2002, about the lack of evidence linking the government of Iraq with the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups. The content of the memos are varied, covering everything from the aftermath of Watergate, to the torture and abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, to the definition of the word “terrorism”. Morris returns to the motif of snowflakes swirling within a globe throughout the documentary as he discusses the memos with Rumsfeld…

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unknown_Known

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Birch_Society

      • anonymous September 6, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

        #1 I$$ue=Abortion=Job Force.

    • Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 8:46 am - Reply

      I agree with you. If this is true, then Trump is no more than a puppet president, and our real government is more like a military junta. And that is not OK, not under any circumstances.

      If they want to be seen as legitimate & not a coup, they should have used the 25th Amendment immediately. They didn’t. Trump allowed himself to be overthrown by his own “best people.” SAD!

    • anon September 6, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-lodestar-new-york-times-denial_us_5b916e37e4b0162f472b201c

      It was really brave of Mother to write that NYT op-ed.
      9:43 AM – Sep 6, 2018

      Yep. Yep. Shameful. #loadstar
      9:47 AM – Sep 6, 2018

  20. Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 8:40 am - Reply

    I wish that I could have predicted the future. I would have loved to have gotten a job under Trump. I could be making all the decisions right now just by whispering things into his ear. Shucks! So many people beat me to this job.

  21. anon September 6, 2018 at 9:45 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/read-heres-document-ex-trump-adviser-gary-cohn-swiped-presidents-desk/

    “Cohn thought this letter would have been disastrous — and he took it away from Trump and then distracted the president until he forgot that he was supposed to sign ~IT~.”

  22. DR September 6, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    FB>”How many times can you say it’s a perilous time for the country? How many times can you say this is unprecedented?
    An alternative reality has been stifling our democracy for well over a year. Seemingly each and every day brings new evidence of a man who has not the temperament nor the morality nor the stability to lead this nation.
    But today, in the wake of the Woodward book revelations and now the chilling Op-Ed in the New York Times, we are at a moment of peak crazy. (Until tomorrow, when maybe the bar is moved further down the rabbit hole?) The polls show that a big majority of Americans are unhappy, most very unhappy with what is taking place.
    But where is the GOP leadership? They can help stop this. They can put country above party. This is no longer about Trump but about all the forces who condone and abet this madness. I can hear the rumbles of justice and accountability. Whither are we bound?”
    Dan the Man Rather

  23. anonymous September 6, 2018 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/witch-hunt-real-time-mcnbcs-nicolle-wallace-mocks-trumps-efforts-find-op-ed-writer/

    ““Finally, a real witch hunt to talk about,” Wallace said at the top of her show. “At this hour, no one is presumed innocent. The vice president is taking the extraordinary step of denying that he was the author of that anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times almost exactly 24 hours ago.”
    ” Axios report with the headline “Snakes Are Everywhere.”
    ““Nobody knew this was coming,” said WaPo reporter Phillip Rucker. “So, as soon as it landed … there was a scramble to figure out what was going on. There’s been rampant speculation ever since then who the leaker — not the leaker, who the author is, the senior official is. And the president is determined to get to the bottom of that. He’s been in a volcanic mood according to people who have talked to him. He was furious last night and he’s very concerned about who he can trust. You know, he’s disappointed. He feels a sense of personal betrayal and he’s used it more than personal betrayal, but active treason.”

    “Washington has launched a massive “whodunnit” search to identify the anonymous senior White House administration official who wrote the scathing New York Times op-ed trashing President Trump.

    The big picture: Scores of high-ranking officials from Vice President Mike Pence to Defense Secretary James Mattis are denying their involvement.
    Meanwhile, President Trump is calling on the Times to turn over the author.

    Vice President Mike Pence: “The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds. The @nytimes should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed. Our office is above such amateur acts,” VP communications director Jarrod Agen tweeted.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: During a briefing with reporters in India, Pompeo said “they should not…have chosen to take a disgruntled, deceptive, bad actor’s word for anything and put it in their newspaper. …It’s not mine.”
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions: A Justice Department spokesperson denied Sessions’ involvement, stating that the AG “is not the author of the anonymous NY Times op-ed.”
    Defense Secretary James Mattis: Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said “It was not his op-ed.”
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen:
    A DHS spokesperson said the secretary is “focused on leading the men and women of DHS and protecting the homeland—not writing anonymous and false opinion pieces.”
    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin: Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for Treasury tweeted “It is laughable to think this could come from the Secretary.”
    U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley: She replied “No” when asked by the Times as she walked into the Security Council.
    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: “Speculation that The New York Times op-ed was written by me or my principal deputy is patently false,” Coats said in a statement per CBS.
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson: A HUD spokesman told Politico in an email, “Haha nope.”
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke:
    According to Politico, “A spokeswoman at the Interior Department replied with only the word “no” when asked whether Secretary Ryan Zinke or Deputy Secretary Dave Bernhardt wrote the letter.”
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry: The secretary tweeted, “I am not the author of the New York Times OpEd, nor do I agree with its characterizations.”
    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: He tweeted, “I did not write and am thoroughly appalled by this op-ed. I couldn’t be prouder of our work at Commerce and of @POTUS.”

    Be smart: Axios’ Jonathan Swan tweeted earlier,
    “Are people actually bothering to ask all these cabinet secretaries whether they wrote the anonymous op-ed? I highly doubt it’s a cabinet sec but if it is they’d happily lie to cover their butt. An inane exercise.””

    • anon September 6, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      “During his Thursday evening show, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer pointed out one very important person who has not issued a statement of denial: the president’s chief of staff.

      “John Kelly [denied] calling the president an idiot in Bob Woodward’s book. As far as we know he hasn’t issued any statement in the aftermath of this op-ed in The New York Times.”<rawstory

  24. Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/republican-operative-predicts-pathetic-trump-will-call-reporters-whimper-lots-sad-tweeting-nyt-op-ed/

    “To date, the president has seemed like he has the potential to be dangerous,” Miller said, “but really he’s been mostly pathetic.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/gop-strategist-rick-wilson-urges-anonymous-ny-times-op-ed-writer-go-public-catch/

    “Dear Deep State Throat,” Wilson wrote. “At best, you’re describing your role in an opportunistic soft coup. At worst, you’re putting trivial ideological wins before the security of the nation.”
    ” “there’s a broader culture of snitches, informants, ass-kissers, and bad actors who will rat you out in a hot minute.”

    Nevertheless, the writer should “welcome” their outing.

    “You’re going to have to go public,” Wilson wrote. “You’re going to have to burn it down to save yourself. “<excerpt

  25. Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    It’s the janitor. He and the cooks, and the white house servants have been holding down the ship for us. I couldn’t believe it was any of the other butt lickers that are in full denial mode right now. Just watch. The guy that cleans Trump’s toilet is running this country incognito. Thank you for your’ service to our country.

  26. Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 12:59 am - Reply

    The tangerine toddler is having an apoplectic fit in Montana and can’t even say Anonymous.

  27. anonymous September 7, 2018 at 7:01 am - Reply

    “The more you think about it, the more Kellyanne Conway makes some sense,” Heilemann said. “She’s very cagey, she’s the kind of person who would find out that Mike Pence used the word ‘lodestar’ a lot and put it in to try to pin it on Mike Pence.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/07/morning-joe-panel-thinks-kellyanne-conway-wrote-anonymous-op-ed.html

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