Despite the problems caused for President Donald Trump by the New York Times anonymous op-ed, Fox News' Chris Wallace today threw cold water on the idea he can simply just demand the Times reveal the name.
In the New York Times piece, published on Wednesday, the author refers to the late Republican Senator John McCain as a "lodestar for restoring honour to public life and our national dialogue". "[Donald Trump] has a clear governing vision for the country and his record of results is remarkable".
"What's unfair, I don't mind when they write a book and they make lies because it gets discredited", Mr. Trump said, but it's more hard "when somebody writes and you can't discredit because you have no idea who they are".
A similar denial came from Daniel Coats, Director of National Intelligence.
Trump pointed out the number of his senior officials who denied being the author of the op-ed.
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The column has set off a wild guessing game on the author's identity. His deputy chief of staff said Pence's office is "above such amateur acts".
Trump said the book, written by USA veteran investigative journalist Bob Woodward, "means nothing" and called it a "work of fiction".
Trump says in an interview Friday with reporters aboard Air Force One that he believes the opinion piece critical of his leadership is a "national security" issue.
He said the scoop from the op-ed is essentially "Trump's not nice".
Mr. Trump also is looking into possible action against The New York Times. The writer indicated that he or she is a political appointee, not a career civil servant - a class of federal employees that some Trump allies have long derided as a "deep state" set on undermining him.
The White House reportedly has a list of about 12 suspects.
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"We see ourselves as rebels", another intra-administration "resister" said.
Current and former members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet are pictured in this Oval Office photo taken on March 13, 2017.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders separately called on the individual to resign.
The White House has furiously worked to identify the official behind the anonymous op-ed, who lambasted Trump's "amorality" and described a group of White House staffers working against Trump's "misguided impulses".
Trump had condemned the op-ed nearly as soon as it was published, in person and on Twitter. "Anonymous, meaning gutless. A gutless editorial".
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