Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump calls for Justice Department to investigate author of Times op-ed

Trump calls for Justice Department to investigate author of Times op-ed

Former senator, presidential nominee, and secretary of state John Kerry visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday and shared his thoughts on the New York Times op-ed piece by an anonymous senior official who claims to be part of a White House "resistance".

"It's national security", the president said on Air Force One, on the way to a rally in North Dakota Friday.

In the column, the writer slammed Trump's "amorality" and leadership style.

"The root of the problem is the president's amorality", the official said. "Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them".

The opinion piece in The New York Times is similar to parts of a new book about Trump by reporter Bob Woodward.

"If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves", she said. And this person -according to The New York Times - chose not only to stay but to undermine what President Trump and this administration are trying to do. Democrats continue to call for an adjournment over the handling of documents from Kavanaugh's tenure in the George W. Bush White House.

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"Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied nations".

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in a statement: "Speculation that The New York Times op-ed was written by me or my principal deputy is patently false".

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews, the respected White House chronicler describes a coalition of like-minded aides plotting to prevent the USA president from destroying the world trade system, undermining national security, and sparking wars.

However, the writer says no one wants to cause a constitutional crisis. "So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until - one way or another - it's over".

A number of top officials of the Trump administration came out in open, denying that they were the author."The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds".

"We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers", the note added.

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