Members of the so-called "resistance" within the Trump administration celebrated when one of their own wrote a bombshell anonymous New York Times op-ed denouncing the president.
The anonymous author of the bombshell essay that captivated Washington on Wednesday claims to be part of a group of officials within the administration actively working against the president's wishes. "[Donald Trump] has a clear governing vision for the country and his record of results is remarkable".
"I think it is national security".
Let's just hope this saga doesn't end like this.
Since it was released, the op-ed has sparked a parlor guessing game about its author's identity that perhaps hasn't been seen in Washington D.C. since Joe Klein wrote Primary Colors. "Our office is above such amateur acts", wrote Jarrod Agen, spokesman for Mike Pence.
Trump also said he's still open to answering questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his continuing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has even suggested the writer may have committed treason and demanded the Times turn him over as a matter of national security.
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The exchange lasted more than five minutes - with an interruption from Sen. "We shouldn't have to put up with this kind of stuff". The Capitol Police can't close the room to the public and can't keep out people who look like they might disrupt the hearing.
The Times reported that several White House officials still eyed Pence's staff as the source of the op-ed.
According to Buzzfeed, Pompeo said the anonymous op-ed was "sad" and said The New York Times should not "have chosen to take a disgruntled, deceptive bad actor's word for anything and put it in their newspaper".
He suggested it "may not be a Republican, it may not be a conservative, it may be a deep state person who has been there for a long time". From this statement, it does not appear the White House has made much progress in narrowing the field of suspects.
They claimed that early on in the presidency there was talk of trying to remove the president by invoking the 25th Amendment, but that this was dismissed as potentially triggering a constitutional crisis.
It is sad more than anything else that the USA has come to where you have again. if it is what it's purported to be, it is sad that you have someone who would make that choice, he said.
"I find the reaction to the NYT op-ed fascinating - that people seem so shocked that there is a resistance from the inside", a senior official told Axios.
Trump added: "We're looking at it very strongly from a legal point". "Anonymous, meaning gutless, a gutless editorial - we're doing a great job".