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WH official says Trump gave no order on op-ed

WH official says Trump gave no order on op-ed

The op-ed ashed the President as amoral and claimed there is a "resistance" within the administration.

The book depicts Trump aides working to head off potential foreign policy disasters, disregarding a call by the president for the assassination of his Syrian counterpart, and stealing an order that would have canceled a US-South Korea trade agreement.

"I would say Jeff should be investigating who the author of that piece was because I really believe it's national security", Trump said aboard Air Force One.

Washington was consumed by a guessing game as to the identity of the piece's author, and swift denials of involvement came from top administration officials including vice president Mike Pence, secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Dan Coats, the USA director of national intelligence.

The unsigned piece appeared to reinforce the claims made in the new book by investigative journalist Bob Woodward, which describes a virtual cabal of like-minded White House and cabinet officials scheming to prevent Trump from taking decisions damaging to the U.S. economy and national security.

California Wildfire Shuts Down 50-Mile Stretch of Busy Interstate to Oregon
This dramatic time lapse of the #DeltaFire will show the smoke plume and pyrocumulus cloud during the day, and the fire at night. Forest Service incident report - came dangerously close to I-5, leading some truckers to abandon their big rigs on the freeway.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah at the White House on Wednesday. "The author uses every trick in the book to demean and belittle", Trump tweeted.

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.

Given that there was very little to be gained by publishing the anonymous article besides increased attention, it's hard to believe the Times didn't see this coming.

Trump lashed out at the author and at the "dishonest" Times.

White House officials did not respond to requests to elaborate on Trump's call for the writer to be turned over to the government or on the unsupported national security grounds of his demand.

Cause air leaks on the ISS was just an ordinary Russian marriage
Meanwhile, NASA has not specifically commented on the matter, saying any investigation will be undertaken by Roscosmos. But in response to the what Rogozin reportedly said on Monday, the U.S. space agency has kept quiet.

Trump has demanded that The New York Times disclose the author of the essay, described by the newspaper as a senior administration official. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a frequent Trump critic.

"Where does he think he stands as far as the president is concerned?" "We fully recognize what is happening". I don't know how Donald Trump is going to react to this.

First lady Melania Trump issued a statement backing her husband.

The author of the op-ed piece, claiming to be part of the "resistance working diligently from within" the administration, wrote in the Times: "Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump's more misguided impulses until he is out of office".

In one eye-opening passage, the writer says cabinet members initially considered invoking the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution, which provides for the president's removal if he is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office". "I would know. I am one of them".

Now in India, US pursuing pressure campaign against Iran
The 2+2 conference between India and United States in New Delhi on Thursday. Iran is India's third largest oil supplier after Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Woodward describes Trump regularly insulting key members of his own team, who are in turn contemptuous of the president. AP writers Catherine Lucey, Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, and Darlene Superville in Washington contributed reporting.


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