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Senior Donald Trump administration official flays president in anonymous New York Times op-ed essay

Woodward said he wouldn't have used the op-ed column from a senior Trump official that The New York Times published last week.

The anonymous author wrote in the Times that where Trump has had successes, they have come "despite - not because of - the president's leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective".

Kim recently expressed his "unwavering faith" in Trump, and the USA president on Sunday praised the North Korean for a military parade that included no nuclear missiles. The President believes the rapid response to the book has been handled poorly and he blames Shine for that.

The Times said the writer is a senior administration official whose job would be at risk if the person's identity were to be made public.

Trump is still "obsessed" with finding the person, though he is being counselled by White House chief of staff John Kelly to let it pass, to avoid bringing more attention to the claims in the op-ed. I don't know how Donald Trump is going to react to this.

Right - specific incidents, like the one in "Fear" where former economic aide chief economic adviser Gary Cohn steals a document from Trump's desk, the better to prevent something unfortunate from happening.

In the piece, titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration", the author claimed to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to "frustrate parts of [Trump's] agenda and his worst inclinations".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he did not write the op-ed while speaking with reporters in New Delhi Thursday. In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway said Trump believes the individual is someone from the national security sector of the government.

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Pushing back against explosive reports his own administration is conspiring against him, President Donald Trump lashed out against the anonymous senior official who wrote a New York Times opinion piece claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart his most unsafe impulses.

In an interview with Fox News broadcast on Friday, Trump blasted the newspaper for printing the op-ed, which said cabinet members had even considered declaring Trump unfit to lead and beginning the process of ousting him via an amendment to the Constitution.

"People who work for him are anxious that he will sign things or give orders that threaten the national security or financial security of the country or the world", Woodward said on CBS.

Finally, after the op-ed appeared online Wednesday the president tweeted, "TREASON?"

I worked at The New York Times for most of my career.

Asked how many people he interviewed, Woodward said, "Over a hundred". Others argued that the word "lodestar" could have been included to throw people off.

The director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, released a statement denying that he or his top deputy wrote the piece. "And I think it's one of the reasons why we've accomplished so much in such a short period of time".

As Newsweek suggested, the senior official references "we" in the context of "Trump appointees", suggesting the author could be a cabinet member. I know the paper.

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