Jimmy Kimmel Says It Was Mike Pence Who Wrote Trump Op-ed

Sep 09, 2018, 08:58
Jimmy Kimmel Says It Was Mike Pence Who Wrote Trump Op-ed

Aboard Air Force One on Friday, President Donald Trump escalated his calls to identify the anonymous administration official who wrote the op-ed in The New York Times criticizing the President, telling reporters that the Department of Justice should investigate who wrote it.

"Supposing I have a high-level national security, and he has got a clearance - we talked about clearances a lot recently - and he goes into a high-level meeting concerning China or Russian Federation or North Korea or something", Trump said.

"If we're going to meet, it's got to be a fair meeting", Trump said.

The op-ed rocked Washington and spurred denials from dozens of Trump administration officials seeking to tamp down speculation that they could be the official.

Mr. Trump said he was open to the idea of administering lie detector tests to members of his staff to determine the identity of the source. "In public and in private", the article notes, "President 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, like-minded nations".

"Everybody very high up has already said it wasn't me".

As the fallout continues, Mr Trump's predecessor Barack Obama urged voters to help restore "honesty and decency and lawfulness" to government, saying they were living in "dangerous times". "In the end, this op-ed is about impeachment", said Caputo.

McCarthy's piece is a direct response to the author of an anonymous op-ed released by Times, who claims to be "working diligently from within" to blunt President Trump's "worst inclinations", as a member of the "resistance".

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 removing from his desk an order that would have canceled a US-South Korea trade agreement.

Whether the New York Times should have published an anonymous op-ed is an interesting question.

Earlier, Trump labelled the anonymous writer "gutless" and the newspaper as "phony".

In our reporting for a Pence biography called "The Shadow President", we found that the vice president is enormously influential in the current administration and the national Republican Party.

That a covert network of officials was operating within the government to derail Trump's agenda became clear in the first months of the presidency.

The 25th Amendment allows the vice president and a majority of Cabinet officials to inform Congress that the president is unfit for duty, thereby allowing the vice president to assume the presidency.

President Donald Trump walks off of the stage after speaking at a fundraiser in Fargo, N.D., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

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