Top Trump aides rush to disavow NYTimes 'resistance' article

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The Times defended the choice to grant anonymity to the author because he or she is "a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure". "It may not be a Republican, it may not be a conservative, it may be a deep state person that's been there a long time".

Others say the op-ed just reiterated what most people who have been watching this White House closely already know: This is a president like no other.

Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other cabinet members have also denied being the author.

"The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane", he wrote, and "they don't know what to do".

The Times op-ed, and Woodward's book, which is to be published next week, followed many news articles during Trump's 19-month presidency that have depicted turbulence inside the White House under his leadership.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that the author of the op-ed should step down.

Lewandowski then inferred that the writer is part of the "deep state" - meaning career government employees - after which Berman had to point out that writer appears to be a high-ranking Trump appointee. Melania is concerned about how Donald is going to hold up, and with good reason.

During a campaign appearance in Billings, Montana, Trump also praised Greg Gianforte, the Republican congressman who physically attacked the Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs previous year, as "a fighter and a winner".

Anonymous opinion pieces are unusual at the Times, too, but the paper has gone there before - most recently in June, when it published an op-ed by an unnamed Salvadorian asylum-seeker.

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"To the writer of the op-ed, you are not protecting this country". Ellison Barber reports from the White House. His deputy chief of staff said Pence's office is "above such amateur acts".

With many prominent administration members delivering on-the-record denials, the focus could now fall on other senior aides to do the same, with questions raised about those who stay silent.

President Trump hit back on social media tweeting "TREASON?", and later cast doubt over the piece's authenticity.

Some of that concern was seen on the third day of a contentious Senate confirmation hearing for Mr Trump's nominee for Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was grilled by Democrat Party Senators over his opinion on key issues including whether he believes a sitting President can be indicted.

The tactic echoed something Trump did during the 2016 campaign, when he retaliated against Republican Sen.

"Nothing in this town stays secret forever, and so ultimately I do think we will find out who is the author", he said.

"I know the president is very unconventional", Ryan said.

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.

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