Trump has 4 or 5 suspects for op-ed writer

09 September, 2018, 12:07 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • Lodestar: A word Mike Pence uses often, making him leading suspect in New York Times scathing op-ed

President Trump on Friday said knows "four or five" people who could be the "senior official" behind a bombshell New York Times op-ed that has sparked an internal hunt for the official who penned it. "I think their reporters should go and investigate who it is", Trump told the crowd.

The president also tweeted Friday that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions "should be investigating who the author of that piece was" because he believes that "it's national security".

Since its publication, the piece has caused many to question who this senior official is, and the speculation has prompted countless officials, now including Hassett, to deny having authored the piece.

Meanwhile, a number of senior officials have denied being the anonymous writer, including vice president Mike Pence, secretary of state Mike Pompeo, defence secretary Jim Mattis and director of national intelligence Dan Coats. ' We have a really well-run, smooth-running White House.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was open to sitting down with investigators probing possible collusion between his election campaign and Russian Federation "under certain circumstances", but did not want to get caught in a "perjury trap". The Trump administration was inundated with over 100 leaks of classified information during the first three months in office, according to a report by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. They think it is absolutely disgusting that they would do such a thing because unless you know who it is, it is a one way street.

He said he was "looking" at whether the paper itself should face action.

"That's not a common word, 'lodestar.' Not a lot of people use that word", Kimmel said.

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The main objective of the visit would be to fix a date for the next Kim-Moon summit, scheduled for September in Pyongyang . The South Korean team also seeks to establish a joint Korean liaison office in the North, officials said.

Trump attacked the book as a "scam", and suggested hardening the country's "pathetic" libel legislation.

President Donald Trump speaks at a fundraiser in Fargo, N.D., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, as he makwa his second visit to North Dakota's biggest city within 10 weeks to campaign for Senate candidate Kevin Cramer, this time to help Cramer build up his finances.

Trump reiterated that it was a "disgrace" that the Times would publish the piece.

Trump has repeatedly demanded that Sessions look into allegations of wrongdoing by Democrats and what he and his allies portray as an anti-Trump cabal that existed in the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation during President Barack Obama's administration.

"No, Dir. Mulvaney is not the author", a spokesperson for Mulvaney told NBC News.

Trump has accused the New York Times of committing "treason" after the paper published the article on Wednesday, which claimed that a coalition was at work within the administration to thwart Trump's "worst inclinations". Even in an administration defined by its seeming unending capability to amaze and disrupt standard procedures of governance, the idea that there is an active effort among top aides to marginalize Trump stands out.

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