Searing Trump op-ed of NYT sets off wild guessing game on author
WASHINGTON - Associated Press
An opinion piece in The New York Times by an anonymous senior administration official claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart President Donald Trump’s "worst inclinations" has set off a wild guessing game on the author’s identity.
In an extraordinary move, Trump tweeted Wednesday that if "the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!"
White House officials didn’t immediately respond to a request to elaborate on Trump’s call for the writer to be turned over to the government.
Two people familiar with the matter say Trump has demanded that aides identify the leaker. The two were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.