President Trump Responds To Media Questions About Anonymous Administration Official Op-Ed…

Earlier this afternoon the New York Times presented an Op-ed claiming to be from an anonymous Senior Official within the Trump Administration [SEE HERE].

The op-ed is titled: “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” and carries a bi-line saying:  “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

The tone, flow, construct and syntax of the article points to a very familiar “establishment republican” perspective.   The “resistance” criticism levied within the article is centered around the outlook of the professional political class, and their sense of importance.  If NRO’s Jonah Goldberg worked for the administration, he would be suspect #1 – that’s the dripping sense of superiority and elitism expressed.

The opinions expressed within the “anonymous” op-ed reflect the typical worldview of elitist republicans.  That is to say, a holier-than-thou neocon “establishment” GOPe type, who prefers crustless cucumber and mayonnaise sandwiches on white bread cut into little triangles.  From this world-view President Trump is an outsider; a vulgarian, a deplorable who needs to be managed by those who are much more important.

From the construct of the trade positions espoused within the writing; in combination with the voluminous praise for Senator John McCain; we can see the epicenter of this “republican resistance” is based on Trump’s withdrawal from foreign interventionism and his economic/trade policies which contradict with the customary globalist views of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street and the pontificating financial class.

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[Transcript] Q There’s anonymous op-ed in the New York Times that says, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” Just posted. Your reaction?

THE PRESIDENT: Hey, I’ll ask the sheriffs: Can you imagine? We have somebody in what I call the failing New York Times” that’s talking about he’s part of the resistance within the Trump administration.

Q This person works for the administration, they said.

THE PRESIDENT: This is what we have to deal with. And, you know, the dishonest media — because you people deal with it as well as I do — but it’s really a disgrace.

I will say this: Nobody has done what this administration has done in terms of getting things passed and getting things through. A article was just printed, just came out a few minutes ago: Trump breaks the record for budget gridlock wins, “scores big win.” So for 20 years — it’s a 20-year record — for a 20-year record — they call it “the ‘fouled up’ budget gridlock” and “scores big win.” Here is the thing. So this just came out. So in 20 years, it hasn’t been like it is now. It’s — we broke — we broke it. That’s just really positive stuff.

And then, in addition to that, point after point after point, if you look, almost 4 million jobs created since the election. (Applause.) More Americans now employed than ever recorded in our history. So we have more people working today than at any point ever in our history.

We’ve created 400,000 manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing jobs are growing at the fastest pace in more than 30 years. Economic growth last quarter was 4.2 percent. And as you people know, it was headed down. Big. And it was a low number. A very low number. It would’ve been — in my opinion, it would’ve been less than zero. It was heading to negative numbers.

New employment claims recently hit a — think of that — the unemployment picture in the country is the best its been in 49 years. African American unemployment, lowest in the history of our country. Asian American unemployment, lowest in the history of our country. Hispanic American unemployment, lowest in the history of our country.

I mean, I’m just looking at these — just point after point. Under my administration, veterans’ unemployment reached its lowest in many, many years. The — let’s see — almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps, just since my election. Then you go into all of the benefits that we got from the tax cuts. All of you people benefited tremendously from the tax cuts. (Applause.)

You go into regulation cuts. You go into Right to Try. Right to Try is where you have the right — if a person is terminally ill, you have a right to go and try, and see whether or not a drug that’s not approved yet can be used and utilized. They didn’t allow that.

Point after point: Getting rid of the individual mandate, the most unpopular thing there is in Obamacare. Coming up with new healthcare plans. We’ve never had a period — even if you look at the Olympics; got the Olympics. The World Cup just got — you just saw them; they were in my office. Got the World Cup. Nobody has — and we have started the wall. Nobody has ever done, in less than a two-year period, what we’ve done.

So when you tell me about some anonymous source within the administration, probably who’s failing and probably here for all the wrong reasons. Now — and the New York Times is failing. If I weren’t here, I believe the New York Times probably wouldn’t even exist. (Applause.) And some day — let me just tell you — and some day, when I’m not President, which hopefully will be in about six and a half years from now, the New York Times and CNN, and all of these phony media outlets, will be out of business, folks. They’ll be out of the business. Because there will be nothing to write, and there will be nothing of interest.

So nobody has done what this administration has done. And I agree, it’s different from an agenda, which is much different than ours, and it’s certainly not your agenda — that I can tell you. It’s about open borders. It’s about letting people flee into our country. It’s about a disaster and crime for our country.

So they don’t like Donald Trump, and I don’t like them, because they’re very dishonest people. Remember this also, about the New York Times: When I won, they were forced to apologize to their subscribers. They wrote a letter of apology — it was the first time anybody has ever done it — because they covered the election incorrectly. So if the failing New York Times has an anonymous editorial — can you believe it? “Anonymous” — meaning gutless. A gutless editorial.

We’re doing a great job. The poll numbers are through the roof. Our poll numbers are great. And guess what? Nobody is going to come close to beating me in 2020 because of what we’ve done. We’ve done more than anybody ever thought possible in — it’s not even two years.

So thank you very much. (Applause.)

END 5:15 P.M. EDT

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981 Responses to President Trump Responds To Media Questions About Anonymous Administration Official Op-Ed…

  1. 6x47 says:

    Note to The Unknown Editorialist:

    Clearly you are very, very dumb. But here’s a clue: Your boss whom you just just showed your disloyal a** to is in charge of the FBI, DHS, and the NSA.

    Finding you is going to be much, much easier than finding Waldo.

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    • 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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      • truthseeker39525 says:

        I say it was Dan Rather’s old buddy, ‘Raoul’. The same guy who in 2000 gave Rather the ‘Bush National Guard’ letter dated something like 1968 (in 1968 everyone was using mechanical, fixed-spacing typewriters)….. but which was printed in a Proportional (variable-spacing) font…. that just HAPPENED to be one of the more popular fonts on Microsoft Word in the year 2000.

        Hey Dan…. how’s Raoul doing these days?

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    • I wonder if the anonymous op ed come in by snail mail from a unmarked return address and an Arizona postmark ??? Timing fits.

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      Who dunnit? Inside the Administration….maybe Sessions, maybe Nikki Haley, some higher-up Swamper in the DOJ/State/NSA/FBI. Maybe the anonymous sources Bob Woodward used.

      Or, how about John Brennan? He can’t get traction using his identity and hateful vitriol, so maybe he went the anonymous fake mole route, using softer yet still pointed criticism and just this morning he was waxing eloquently again abt John McCain on Morning Schmoe, aka, the Romeo and Juliet Show. The Deep State is gonna wring every drop out of McCain they can get.

      As our President rightfully stated, the NYT needs to turn the name over to the federal govt for investigation due to the threatening, seditious and treasonous content.

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      • Phillie_fan62 says:

        I don’t think it’s anyone in the Whitehouse! I think the NYT posted the op ed themselves and labeled it as such from anonymous. If you read the whole think what jumps out at you? Your first as mine was to think there’s a mole in the W.H. But after reading it, then putting it in perspective of Woodwards book, the Hears of the new justice and the paid healers that was admitted to by Durbin. think about ti. Nothing at all that was said in the op ed was any different than excerpts we’ve seen coming from the media for the last almost two years! Everything in it was already said by Racheal Maddow at one time or another. And the other fake news stations. All the times did was recycle old disputed stuff, put it in one op ed and claim (again) that it came from the administration. Then slapped an anonymous on it! It’s no different than the Fire and Fury book, woodworks book, and now this. This is all nothing but a distraction from a failing narrative that’s dying on the vine. They can’t claim any positive possibilities that they have to run on in the midterms so they want to make people think that our President doesn’t have a handle on anything. What they’re afraid of is drowning in a red wave. And again as the left always does. Accuse someone else of something they’ll guilty of. In this case? They don’t have a handle on themselves. JMHO.

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        • Phillie_fan62 says:

          I don’r know what happened but it’s not hears, it’s hearings. And not paid healers LOL it was supposed to be hecklers!

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        • Xena Laminak says:

          “Adults in the room” find out who uses that phrase repeatedly. There are other phrases that mark the speaker/writer over time. Read like a compilation of phrases almost as if an AI computer wrote the letter.

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      • truthseeker39525 says:

        Yeah, the New York Times.
        As Joe Dan Gorman over at IntellectualFroglegs.com says:
        “The New York Times. It looks like a Newspaper…… but it’s not.”

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    • Cynthia says:

      You are right on target. This is another shiny object to detract from the declassification of the FISA docs. Bet your bottom dollar. SQUIRREL!!!!

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    • Kenji says:

      Hahahahaha … and flushed it out with a coffee enema … like a 20 year old cornflake stuck to the walls of his duodenum! I amuse myself almost as much as you just amused me.

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    • First chuckle of the day. (This doesn’t happen every day, by the way.) Thanks.

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    • completelytrue says:

      Yeah, we know how the FBI has written “insurance policies” on all of Trump’s enemies.

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    • Guy Bee says:

      Where is the lie detector? Every member of the staff should willingly submit to one if they know they did not write this garbage. Bet that would flesh this traitor/coward out quickly … if there is such a person on the staff.

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      • truthseeker39525 says:

        Guy, having someone come in and run polygraphs on the WH staff would add to the distractions and increase the anxiety within the White House…. which is EXACTLY what the NYSlimes wants to happen!
        I think the whole thing is complete Bovine Scatology, spun out of thin air by the NYSlimes.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        Rand Paul suggested this too.

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    • Anetra says:

      I don’t believe ‘Anonymous’ works in the White House, but for the New York Times. Could it be the same NYT employee that got a Ham radio license the exact same day Nellie Ohr got hers? 5/23/16.

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  2. spinoneone says:

    And I’m supposed to believe every word of this “report” because it is in the NYSlime? Yeah, right. Most likely written by The Weekly Standard.

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  3. Paige Cohen says:

    I am guessing someone close to Pence wrote that op-ed piece in the NYT. Let’s not forget …. Mike Pence’s physician abruptly resigned after she sabotaged Dr. Ronny Jackson chances of becoming the head of the VA. Brennan submitted his Obama personnel to polygraphs routinely. Trump should do the same. Weed out the snakes.

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  4. digleigh says:

    Remember that Megan McCain ‘s hubby works somewhere in the administration….. just speculating…..

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    • Logger says:

      Ben Domenech, I’m pretty sure, is not part of the administration. He’s a top-notch prolific writer (The City – Houston Baptist University, founder and publisher of The Federalist, co-founded Red State, and I even remember Coffee & Markets). He and Meghan seem like an odd fit. I was surprised to hear they married. I do think, though, on some level he is a Never-Trumper, but can’t be too much if he is still tied to The Federalist. The left accused him of plagiarism, but get this, he was “plagiarising” (repurposing) his own previous work. Nonsense. He’s smart and a good writer. I hope he’s not a Never-Trumper.

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    • INlegaleagle says:

      No, he doesn’t. Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      Good point. Poor Meghan doesn’t realize she’s being used for her name, money and access.

      She hates Ivanka for more than one reason.

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  5. Paige Cohen says:

    Also notice what Sara Sanders left out in her statement yesterday about the anonymous op-ed writer….she did not use the pronoun “her.” She used “he.” They know who wrote the op-ed piece or she would have written “he or she.”

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  6. jeans2nd says:

    The “writer(s)” of the “op-ed” obviously have way too much time on their hands.
    Time to reduce the size of White House staff, and assign more duties to White House staff that remain.
    After all, everyone knows Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.

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    • 6x47 says:

      This person is as dumb as Reality Winner. Recall, she’s the contractor who was caught because she printed a hard copy of the classified document she stole on the printer in her work area, from her terminal, using her login.

      The pompous buffoon who penned this editorial surely did it in the White House, on his government computer, and probably printed hard copies to proofread. And saved copies to the network drive.

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  7. Laurie says:

    It’s T Bone, the loveable friend of Corey Booker lol. Also read American thinker article on this, if it’s a real person it’s an Obama Lackey.

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      As I opined here last night, perhaps it was written by Obama’s Composite Girlfriend. Maybe John McCain wrote it, handed it off to Meg with instructions that if the 8 Days a Week funeral didn’t work, run the article in the NYT.

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  8. C W says:

    I think this phony Op Ed is to give credence to Woodward’s phony book. Just like the Phony dossier was given cred by fake news media.

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    • Smack says:

      I think the op-ed writer is “John Miller”.

      What is difficult for people who frequent sites like CTH to realize is that there is a vast swath of people out there that have no idea of a “deep state” or otherwise believe Trump’s fight with the “deep state” is nothing more than tilting at windmills. Hell, up until this summer, the lamestream misleadia was still pushing articles claiming the deep state didn’t exist. Now, we get this article which not only confirms the existence of the deep state, but also its contempt for democratic controls and treasonous intent…published in the same NYT that was only months ago denying such persons/groups exist.

      This makes Trump out to be a somewhat sympathetic figure in a fight against an unelected cabal and proves to the normies that a deep state really does exist. Now the real question is whether or not the democrats take the bait and express support for treason before the mid-terms.

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    • farrier105 says:

      And it is a cute mirror of QAnon by the left, isn’t it? Secret “patriots” resisting from inside the Trump Administration? This is the THIRD VERSION of this thing. First was Steve Pieczenik, right after the election, with his secret members of intelligence and military who foiled Hillary’s attempt to steal the election, and, apparently gave the DNC emails to Wikileaks with the help of Julian Assange. Then, we had QAnon with a very similar legend, only Q promised “The Storm” sometime in the future while Pieczenik told Alex Jones victory had already been achieved on Election Day. No one opposing Trump was relevant anymore, according to THAT story. I wonder what Jones thinks now that he has no presence on social media thanks to all those “irrelevant people?”

      Now, we have the Leftwing QAnon.

      I have $50 says the same intelligence agency cooked all of these.

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  9. Rose says:

    They know who he is, he won’t have a job much longer. Keep in mind that op=ed was nothing more than propaganda to pro-up that Woodward’s work of fiction.

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  10. David N. Narr says:

    This is what happens when an individual or institution attempts to exercise political power without consequences. The media has been a cheerleader for big government and the Democrat Party for decades; now they are leading the parade, and the opposition. Perhaps like Nike they’ve made a political calculation and think they can get away with running out Mr. Anonymous to fire up the Democrat base and simultaneously discourage the establishment Republican neverTrumpers. Notice how the anti-Trump campaign has gone into overdrive just in time for the election season? Personally, I don’t think it’s going to work. Trump struck the right note in his off-the-cuff response to the question yesterday, calling out the NYT’s attempt for what it is — if not treason, then yet another attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election; and pointing to his unparalleled record of accomplishment in foreign, domestic and economic policy (not to mention his judicial appointments — thanks Mitch, and especially Harry Reid!). The American People are going to decide in November. Personally, I don’t think they want to sink back into the Swamp.

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  11. Mike diamond says:

    The New York Times their stock is worth less! They are fake news!

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  12. Mike diamond says:

    The liberal news media is a shame,it’s the biggest scam in American history! We back President Trump !

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  13. Jacaranda11816 says:

    Thanks 6X47. I’m still new…;)

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  14. Ray says:

    That needs to be considered most Is it an over zealous reporter?

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  15. SalixVeridi says:

    “Anonymous” is not a person. If there is no identity attached, it is a figment of the liberal NYT’s imagination. It is worthless and meaningless. If it is a person, that person eventually will be outed and slimed as a shameless low-life whose ‘cover’ of Anonymous just shows his contempt for the American people.

    If I were President Trump, I would focus on that aspect. Contempt for the American people and for America. This will change nothing. It is a prop for Woodward’s book, but will change nothing.

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  16. Seems the NYT could use someone like the author of this op-ed to thwart parts of the NYT agenda and their worst inclinations.

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  17. #Harambe too
    All gorilla’s should be believed.

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  18. Mayo says:

    “If NRO’s Jonah Goldberg worked for the administration, he would be suspect #1” I despise pompous Goldberg who really is simply jealous of our wonderful POTUS.

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  19. 6x47 says:

    The NYT hired Sarah Jeong. Their credibility is zero, and they have no discernment, ethics, or judgement.

    So yes, NYT would absolutely fabricate this secure in the knowledge that there’s no way, no how they’ll ever get caught. And they’re p***ing themselves imagining the chaos they’ve sown and the destructive mole hunt about to commence in the West Wing.

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  20. If there is a conspiracy cabal of senior staff who are colluding to defeat the admin and PDJT on the inside, they may also be revealing policy projections to the dems so they can be ready to fight against it. G. Washington had spies and the British had spies so it’s not new but to admit to sedition while you’re still employed by the govt is.

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    • 6x47 says:

      I guarantee you – if the Unknown Editorialist is a real person, it’s a pompous, immature young person. Probably not over 30, and not a “senior official” but rather a staffer who works for a senior official. An assistant, maybe even an assistant to an assistant.

      The sort of wet-behind-the-ears fool who thinks he runs the place, his boss is an idiot.

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      • Jeff C-C says:

        Someone from the republican establishment who is appalled that Trump isn’t trying to make war with the Russians and otherwise support the globalist agenda.

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    • cattastrophe says:

      Even if everything was revealed to Democrats it would be useless to them. I’ve never seen such vindictive yet really, really stupid people in my entire life. I didn’t think it was possible to have that many selfish liars all assembled in one place. Nothing no matter how outlandish, unlawful and perverted has done actual harm to President Trump because he hasn’t wavered from enacting policies that are apparent to all Americans and he never stops informing everyone about what has happened even though the press refuses to do so.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      The Awan Spy ring is capturing everything and has been for years. They’ve also got access via NSA.

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  21. yy4u says:

    Dear Treepers,

    I am a senior staffer who works for the Queen of England, and I want to assure you that I am on the job protecting you from her pulling a Henry VIII and cutting off Prince Phillip’s head. I am writing this anonymously and sending it to the New York Times because everyone knows the NY Times prints nothing but the truth and can be counted on the protect its anonymous sources even when we don’t exit. Those right wing wackos who tell you that the New York Times is fake news are not — pay no attention to the man behind the curtain — telling you the truth. Only Facebook, Twitter and Google can be depended on, so get your news from them. Algorithms never lie.

    Do not fear, my dear clueless ignoramuses. I and my cohorts in the New York Times (and in Buckingham Palace) are working hard to protect you from the queen and those people who love her enough to approve of her. We will not allow her to invade France the way her ancestors were prone to do. We will not allow her to cut off the Scots’ queen’s head. I know she’s done a few good things, like let you vote on Brexit, but that was a huge mistake, and you can trust me and my fellow travelers not to let her get so out of control again.

    Op Ed by a senior staffer who works for the Queen of England
    /sarc

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  22. Edwin Santiago says:

    Just throwing it out there, but perhaps it was Mike Pence?

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  23. Edwin Santiago says:

    Just throwing it out there, but perhaps it was Mike Pence?

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    • moe grimm says:

      A suspect on my speculative list as well. As good a candidate as any other. I’ve always been suspicious of him and his forming his own PAC. I was surprised he missed the “list” here even though it too is speculation, and no more, at this point. Remember too, it was damn near 30 years before Mark Felt was surfaced… another “patriot” employed by the Famous But Incompetent, but the current level of profound insanity indicate 30 days vs. 30 years.

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      • Cynthia says:

        People are keying on the word “lodestar” in the op-ed piece. Apparently that word is frequently used by Mike Pence, though he has vehemently denied (through his office) that he was the author.

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        • unconqueredone says:

          Easy frame-up.

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          • Jimmy Jack says:

            I agree. And Nellie Ohr is tied to a company called Lodestar. I’m guessing if it’s not Trump trolling its someone in her orbit, not a senior cabinet member and either an Obama holdover or GOPe deepstater.

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        • Elizabeth Carter says:

          Cynthia, I agree.

          The way Pence used the word lodestar is particularly telling:
          “We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them.”

          Pence attended the McCain funeral and spoke highly of McCain:
          https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/08/31/pence-remembers-mccain-as-man-who-put-country-first/

          Pence was my first choice as the writer of the NYT op ed. He is a weak man and easily played. He does not have what it takes to be President in any way. He is just an easy way for the deep state to take our government back permanently.

          In the very beginning, Pence was supposed to speak at a Rally and when Trump was accused of saying “grab them”, Pence immediately cancelled and said he could not support a man like Trump. At the time, I said that Pence was like bringing a white flag to a gun fight. He just throws down the white flag and runs before he even finds out if the other side has loaded guns. Trump stood up and fought. President Trump is still fighting every day.

          I watch VP Pence speak at gatherings with President Trump sometimes and I find it interesting that Pence often uses Trump’s words and talking points but manages to say them in such a way that the best he ever gets is polite applause. When President Trump speaks, his words resonate with his voters. The difference in my mind is that President Trump says what he believes and acts on it.

          President Trump is a winner. There is no first runner up.

          God Bless President Trump
          God Bless America
          MAGA

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          • Jimmy Jack says:

            I know it’s not a popular sentiment here but I’m not a Pence believer either.

            The frame up would be easy w him though. I just don’t know but the fact I can’t day there’s no way I think Pence did this is telling to me too.

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    • unconqueredone says:

      Why do so many insist on making Pence into the enemy? Where is the proof? It is no exaggeration to say that his presence on the ticket put Trump in the oval office. I, for one, was on the fence as to whether to vote for him and the addition of Pence with his open statements of faith convinced me. Not everyone who has been “establishment” is evil- some just needed the opportunity to participate in something greater than “establishment politics”.

      If Pence is the enemy, then our nation is beyond saving.

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    • SalixVeridi says:

      For myself, I cannot believe it is Pence. He is a committed and devoted Christian.. No real Christian would do such a slanderous, deceitful and shameful thing as this non-entity at the NYT. If he did, his Christian faith would be in serious trouble and would open himself up to heavy criticism from the Christian community nationwide.

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      • Carolina Kat says:

        Well Sessions is a ‘devoted Christian’ too and he’s got a knife in Trump’s back that would make Brutus blush.

        Put your faith in God, not people.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        You have no idea if he’s truly a Christian or using that as a front. It’s a common ruse w sociopaths btw (Dr.Scott Peck wrote about this). We’re told to beware false prophets.

        As a Christian myself I want to believe Pence is who he says he is.

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  24. moe grimm says:

    Among some fairly cogent spec I’ve seen thus far: https://www.weeklystandard.com/michael-warren/these-are-the-four-people-most-likely-to-be-behind-the-anonymous-new-york-times-op-ed-from-the-resistance-inside-the-trump-administration. Kelly Ann Conway mentioned to look among the cadre never receiving cult marx press “treatment”. Tucker Carlson who;s thus far given me no reason to distrust him (quite the opposite) indicates he knows who it is, but lacks broadcast level back as yet and he’s thus far given me no reason to mistrust him.

    Were Cohen, McMaster, Tillerson, and that little snake Scaramucci still there they’d be on (my) list where Priebus seemed pretty harmless if not at all suited for huis previous position. I suspected them before they were ejected. And of Wray’s confirmation hearing I asked myself 30 secs.. in what the hell PDT was thinking about appointing this D.S. Mega Cuck. Sessionzzz though had me completely fooled. Some of this is of President Trump’s own doing and he’s hopefully been force fed a strong lesson. I can not imagine what it’s like showing up each day dealing with surreal levels of sheer insanity – let alone what he’s accomplished thus far. I Pray for him and Melania every night, especially for his youngest son Baron who was uprooted from his NYC home and friends into this insane asylum. He attends St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (D.C. version) affiliated with the Episcopal Church said to be a 40 mi. r/t from the White House. Given this affiliation and what’s accrued to it over the past 20 plus yrs. I can only speculate on what it’s like for him. I urge everyone here to Pray for this family. Please, ask God to physically protect them and for the Holy Spirit to guide him. Somewhere and at some point there’s a bomb at the end of what certainly seems to be an excessively long fuse. It may well be PDT is too little too late. ALL here should prepare accordingly. We’ll know much more in 61 days. You’d think Trump supported candidates would be winning by margins in excess of 35% at this point given what’s transpired for now well over (2) years. I doubt this ends well. If I’m wrong I’ll celebrate it.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I keep seeing Dan Coats and Hessert in the better lists. Kudlow is possible. No way in hell is it Pompeo.

      Yes, I often wonder how Barron is treated at school and by his teachers who are most likely left leaning. I feel badly for him and sweet Melania.

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  25. Cynthia says:

    Remember the “Gorilla Channel”? Good grief.

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  26. Ray says:

    The very definition of the deepstate.

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  27. czarowniczy says:

    Bezos/Woodward’s book…an anonymous op ed piece saying that Rat ‘patriots’ are trying to save the nation and Western Civilization from Trump…DemocRATS not doing as well in the midterms as they hoped…am I seeing a connection here?

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    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Sounds like the foundation of defense for the deep state coup players. “yeah, we did these things but it’s because we’re the real patriots”

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Sounds like that Deep State coup tactic of keeping the constant drumbeat of negative press focused on Trump, same tactic we’ve been talking about since his first day in office. Doesn’t matter if the reporting’s true or not, just that it’s negative and constant. The political version of Joshua at the walls of Jericho.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        They’re calling themselves the “steady state”. They’ve already branded themselves.

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  28. sje koken says:

    I’d bet money the “senior Whitehouse official” is just a junior FBI or AG employee. The fact that they try and shift suspicion to VP Pence by using the term “lodestar” … it’s an old intelligence agency tactic that points more strongly to someone in their ranks.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I agree. Using the word would be an act of boldness by Pence to such a degree he may as well have just signed it.

      This is a frame up and it will be used to divide Pence & Trump.

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  29. Carolina Kat says:

    I believe this article was to support Woodward’s book, to authenticate his accusations. All fiction.

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  30. truthbomb says:

    Michael Caputo is suggesting it is Elaine Chao (“dept secretary or higher, related to powerful person in another branch of govt, etc) , which makes sense because she is simultaneously doing the bidding of both of her masters: 1) Uniparty 2) China.

    https://wben.radio.com/media/audio-channel/michael-caputo-ny-times-anonymous-writer

    Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell deflects when asked about anonymous New York Times op-ed:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mitch-mcconnell-deflects-when-asked-about-anonymous-new-york-times-op-ed

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  31. Janpt says:

    After seeing President Trump play Trudeau by leaking “off the record” such provocation that they would never accede to the bilateral NAFTA replacement, I wonder whether President Trump is the author of the op-ed.
    He is, if he did it, getting the Dems to admit the existence of the poo-pooed Deep State, and setting up a straw man to demonise. That would use Alinsky tactics against Dems, the next step after massive demonisation would be to identify Dems with the strawman.
    Farfetched? What is the ultimate endgame? Suggestions?

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    • III%er says:

      I’m kind of with you on that one. Everyone is assuming that it was a real article, written by a real person, with the intent to damage the President or bolster the new book. That simply doesn’t track for me.

      For one, the very real accomplishments are listed. For another, it concedes that there are indeed people within our government who are actively trying to disrupt the functioning of our government for their own reasons (and in extremely juvenile ways….swiping a paper so he wouldn’t sign it? Really? So, what, the author of the paper never follows through and asks about it, and no one ever realizes that it happened?) I don’t expect a lot of non critical thinkers to tumble to the fact that it’s a ruse, but the only people I expect it to actually appeal to are those that are far left and believe that sedition is okay to begin with because of “greater good” or whatever.

      What I do see happening is independents and moderates hearing this in passing, and being quite annoyed that some midshelf, unelected, self important nobody has decided what the President should and shouldn’t see. That is banana republic all day long. And independents and moderates of intelligence can see for themselves that the policy the President is enacting (or repealing) is beneficial not dangerous. I see it as a win for the President.

      What I speculate is that this was a very calculated move, by someone who understands the human psyche very well and they are slipping some small doses of reality into the crazy bedlam of narrative. When you have been in a bubble for a while, small doses are all that can be tolerated at a time. I am reminded of some of the brilliant generals of the past who, with brass ba**s and nerves of steel, pulled off bluffs and missions that no one thought they could and left the enemy dazed, confused, and saying “what happened”?

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      • Janpt says:

        Yes, like Caesar defeating Pompeius, though outmatched.
        In the acclaimed series “Rome” the scriptwriter has Caesar say, when told they were vastly outnumbered: “Therein lies our advantage.” He meant that adversity produces heroes, rather than sloth.
        President Trump, being surrounded by Dems and Rinos, and the MSM is highly motivated.
        The remaining question would be: apart ftom it being a cry of “rally to me!”, does this seeming fiasco enable him? Pass legislation? New libel laws? New confidentiality laws?

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I keep coming back to this possibility.

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  32. Mickjt says:

    Dr. RICHARD FROÄRD outed himself on this one. He is an ‘Egg’ Expert.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmX-qW9UwAAqO3c.jpg:large

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  33. davidsstones says:

    Outrageous Self Righteousness; withholding your name; your motive is impact but not accountability. Try that in any courtroom in the world.

    You knew you’d lose your job when you contacted the NYT’s. You also uncovered yourself as the Coward(s) Saviors of the Nation. Destroy an elected President but not if it means losing your jobs. Hysterically revealing the low emotional IQ of this nest of vipers. Their value is NOT the nation or you it’s…..their job and retirement benefits, the perks and the shoulder rubbing and destroying another person if it means the word “Fired” isn’t on your resume.

    McCabe was forced to wean but grabbed a pacifier, moving immediately to a different cow pen; Go Fund Me…(tax free! he and donors)

    NYT’s is harboring dangerous people; the We know Best People; the We’ve Got Your Back People; invisible as NYT’s disappear’s them behind the cover of Journalistic protection of the NYT’s vying with The National Inquirer for sensational secrets inquiring minds want to know.

    Since when are in print smears, slander and character denigration of people protected?

    Since when is an invisible unaccountable person admitting to secretly installing their personal foreign & domestic preferences as national policy affecting whole nations protected?

    Since when is the admitted plot to overthrow a legal and elected President and his powers,
    by bypassing Congress and the legal impeachment process protected?

    The person organizing like minded people HAS formed a crime syndicate.

    We have legal definitions for such small minded plans to run our government so ‘they’ can rule 300 million people, the largest military in the world and the greatest economy in the world.
    We also have prison’s to send the Seditionists to.

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  34. Justin says:

    Yawn. How many anonymous sources from the NYT have turned out to be complete fiction? I’ve lost count.

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  35. Kris Langley says:

    I know who it is!!!

    It was WH aide Colonel Mustard, in the Lincoln Bedroom, with the Sony notebook!

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  36. Ristvan says:

    There are two possibiliies (only) and PDJT wins either way.
    1. The op ed is genuine. In that case the ‘kooky’ deep state conspiracy theory is no longer a theory, it is a NYT proven fact. Note that Trump just sent out a drain the swamp tweet that aligns with this possibility.
    2. The NYT made it up and risks getting caught out in another lie. Note PDJT also tweeted about using national security rationales to legally force NYT to reveal the source, in which case for NYT credibility sake there better be one. Else they are as bad as Woodward’s newest fiction book.

    Timing wise bet PDJT lets this cook for a while to generate free PR before chosing the path forward.

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  37. Michael says:

    If you work for a man, in heaven’s name work for him, speak well of him, and stand by the institution he represents. Remember, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must growl, condemn, and eternally find fault – resign your position, and when you are outside, damn to your heart’s content – but as long as you are part of the institution, do not condemn it. If you do, the first high wind that comes along will blow you away, and probably you will never know why.
    Elbert Hubbard

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  38. David R. Graham says:

    I think Sundance is in the ballpark here with his focus on POTUS Trump’s instinctive — and totally patriotic — foreign policy non-interventionism. Dovetails with a segment Steyn did on Rush yesterday regarding POTUS Trump’s asking generals/WH staff when we are going to win in Afghanistan. Steyn tied that to a US Sergeant Major (Cavalry) recently murdered by an Afghan policeman and to Woodward and twitterers using the “when do we win” meeting to call Trump a dangerous moron.

    Foreign non-interventionism is in that ball park Steyn discussed. I think that is probably the actual context of this notorious op-ed: internal WH/DOD/State/CIA/DOJ shouting matches over diddling in and around everyone and everywhere on the globe (lots of money available for that, too bad about the expendable American military blood lost and the grief caused in USA and overseas from the go-no-where fighting — but lots of people get rich from it), or, taking care of Americans first and only going into wars if some idiot attacks our sovereignty — and then sending them promptly to Valhalla and their friends to the surrender-signing table . . . at the point of a gun.

    How I wish General of the Army MacArthur were here to advise POTUS Trump! The latter is, finally, uncovering the answer to the question dating from the 1940s, “Who lost China?” Hint: Dean Rusk near the apex of a very deep, very broad pyramid of sentiment against American sovereignty.

    That this is coincident with the death of John McCain also I think is indicative of the end of an epoch of control of the mechanisms of government and education by silk-suited, sweet-tongued traitors posing, for votes and awards, as learned benefactors. Their fathers had called The Rev. Dr. Paul Tillich a dangerous man, and for the same reason they ridiculed General of the Army Douglas MacArthur with the same phrase.

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  39. Shiggz says:

    During college I watched only cspan, CNN, and daily show. After a while I began feeling info was missing huge gaps. After reading a Jonah goldberg article in my local paper I was hooked. Right wingers were filling in huge gaps the left turned a blind eye to. I started reading other right wing voices.

    Fortunately following jonah goldberg to nro introduced me to prophet of western doom, mark steyn. Once you see that your people are being replacement genocides by a group of elites that red pill genie does not go back in the bottle.

    I get that trumps is crass and boorish. But what is with the Jewish never trump movement that endures now beyond trump spectacular performance as potus? jonah goldberg, late Charles krauthammer, and bill Kristol did lots of yeoman’s labor defending bv the right wing during early Obama days. Is it really as simple as western nationalism makes even right wing Jews pish their pants? Ifso why don’t they just explain as much and drop the mean girls never trump scharade?

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  40. Paul Gable says:

    The NYT op-ed reads like malicious gaslighting, completely made up by a NYT writer.
    No ‘senior’ people–especially Pence–would be so stupid and naive as to trust their current position and their political future to a promise from the NYT to protect their anonymity. And the wording is clever enough to avoid offering grounds for a slander or libel lawsuit that could force disclosure. So the NYT sits back, able to hide behind the sacrosanct protection of sources, and watch the rest of the media run with the ‘scandalous’ op-ed, while the real senior WH staff gets bogged down in wondering if the person next to him/her is a rat. Exactly the chaos the Alinsky/Soros/NYT world wants.
    Trump ought to call it Fake News and dare the NYT to disclose the author. He can’t lose. If they won’t disclose the author, the Fake News label looks more and more like it fits; if they actually have a real author and disclose the identity, that will quickly be one less WH senior staff person to undermine the President. Winning.

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  41. REAPER says:

    “Anonymous” is a coward. It sounds like his advice was not received well by the boss and he got slapped down. So now he’s pouting. I remember times like this. However, the boss made a decision and it’s your job to make it work. If I had a problem with the commander I would take it up with him. I might talk to my peers, blowing off steam, but in no way does it go outside the unit. Either talk to the boss like a man or resign. Your choice.

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  42. Raquel says:

    I think Woodward penned this op-ed. He was drawing flack for his book’s lack of accuracy. He needed a backup for his book’s sources inside the administration in order to give himself credibility. The timing is too coincidental.

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  43. nuthinmuffin says:

    isn’t it wonderful to see a president that doesn’t have to read off of a teleprompter and can speak extemporaneously about the achievements of the administration? cutting through the media flak…

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  44. V says:

    As we were saying on pg 3 earlier this morning, it’s time for Project Veritas to expose NYT again! And here it comes:
    ___

    Re NYT Op-ed

    “James O’Keefe
    ‏@JamesOKeefeIII
    11h11 hours ago [6 Sept 2018 4:58 am]

    It won’t stay secret much longer…”

    ___

    Project Veritas probably has people at NYT and Google and Twitter who can expose how NYT planted the word “lodestar” in the op-ed because it’s a word VP Pence uses, and then probably conspired with Google to create an algorithm that sends all searches of the word to Pence, to sow discord. Thus we see “lodestar” connected to “Pence” trending on Twitter.

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    • V says:

      And these tech CEOs in hearings in Congress are trying to blame their conspiracies to suppress freedom on “algorithms.” People write these algorithms.

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    • V says:

      If you ever drive on a curvy mountain road at night,
      you’d be wise not to follow the (lodestar) light
      in front, to the left or to the right
      for there may be a chasm out of sight!

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  45. Jimmy Jack says:

    Yes. And tie security clearances to passing it.

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  46. Jimmy Jack says:

    1995 Bosnia – Operation Lodestar. Who worked it? Steele, Strzok and Bruce Ohr.

    Details on George Webb’s twitter timeline.

    Nellie Ohr also tied to a company called Lodestar.

    This is IC created. Maybe they’ll use a mid level GOPe face for a fall guy but this is their kind of work, not Pence.

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