Whodunit? Denials from Key Officials Pour in as HuntÂ for Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Writer Begins
- And more fallout fromthe bombshell Op-ed
published by the New York Times reportedly
written by a senior Trumpadministration official.
It takes direct aim at the President.
Many on the President'steam are coming forward
to say they didn't do it.
As CBN's Jenna Browdertells us the administration
reportedly has a list of suspects.
- Everyone includingPresident Trump wants to know
who wrote this anonymous op-ed.
Last night, he was on the campaign trail
in Montana, venting about it.
- But for the sake ofour national security,
the New York Times shouldpublish his name at once.
I think their reportershould go and investigate
who it is, that wouldactually be a good story.
- [Jenna] In the piece, theunnamed Senior administration
official says there's"quiet resistance within
And that many "are working diligently
"from within to frustratethe President's agenda
"and his worst inclinations."
The White House reportedly hasa list of about 12 suspects
as denials from keyadministration officials pour in.
- Well look, anyone whowould write an anonymous
editorial smearing thisPresident who's provided
extraordinary leadership to this country
should not be workingfor this administration.
They oughta do the honorablething and they oughta resign.
- [Jenna] Among others,Secretary of Defense
James Maddis, attorneygeneral Jeff Sessions,
and Secretary of StateMike Pompeo also deny
writing the piece.
- I come from a placewhere if you're not in
a position to executethe Commander's intent,
you have a singular option,
and it's to leave.
- [Jenna] First lady MelaniaTrump is also speaking out.
And accuses the writer ofsabotaging the country.
Former Trump campaign aid Michael Caputo
tells CBN News there's a simple way to get
to the bottom of it.
- Look at the departmentsof your government
Mr President, find thedepartments that have purged
all Trump supportersfrom those departments.
That's where you'll find this culprit.
- [Jenna] He also saysthe timing of the op-ed
shouldn't be lost, andencourages the President
to not let it distract himfrom the midterm elections.
- It's designed to depress the turnout
of the President's baseso that the democrats
will win the House of Representatives.
In the end, this op-edis about impeachment.
- A lot of ideas are being thrown out.
One that seems to be sticking is from
Senator Rand Paul, who says the President
should force administration officials
to take lie detector tests.
In Washington, Jenna Browder, CBN News.