Trump speculates about the author of "unfair" piece published this week

The article sparked a guessing game in Washington about whether the author worked within the White House or a government agency

The article sparked a guessing game in Washington about whether the author worked within the White House or a government agency

US President Donald Trump on Friday urged his attorney general to investigate the anonymous author of a damning op-ed, escalating his long-running battles with both the media and leaks from the White House. "We're looking at it very strongly from a legal standpoint", he said. They are not doing us a service by actively promoting 90 per cent of the insane stuff that's coming out of the White House and then saying 'Don't worry we are preventing the other 10%,' " he said.

While the president suggested that the anonymous writer was not a senior official, he said that the person might nonetheless have a security clearance that allows him or her to attend sensitive national security meetings involving China, Russia or North Korea.

"It's national security", Trump said.

"Speculation that The New York Times op-ed was written by me or my Principal Deputy is patently false". Many have privately shared some of the article's same concerns about Mr Trump with colleagues, friends and reporters.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also denied writing it. If I did I would not have been elected President.

Members of his administration and inner circle from the vice-president downwards have been lining up to condemn the column and deny authorship. There was no surefire way to know, and that only deepened the president's frustrations.

The op-ed has put into Washington a wild guessing game as to the identity of the author as dozens of Trump administration officials lined up offering their denials.

Second, Trump and his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, were teed off that the op-ed writer chose not to sign the piece.

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According to CNN, Conway said while some people were investigating, she personally, is "not interested in an investigation of this".

"With nothing but positive news about the economy and the job market, all of their fears have come true", Borelli told The Post.

President Donald Trump speaks at a fundraiser in Fargo, N.D., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

Meanwhile, the New York Times said in a statement: "We're confident that the Department of Justice understands that the First Amendment protects all American citizens and that it would not participate in such a blatant abuse of government power".

"It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room", the official wrote. "We fully recognize what is happening".

Trump also claims the issue is "reverberating in the opposite direction". "To the writer of the op-ed - you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions".

Trump has openly criticised and ridiculed Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe, but the attorney general has embraced Trump's views on most other law enforcement issues, including leaks from inside government.

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