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Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

Speculation over the author's identity was not limited to the White House - much of Washington was buzzing with rumours and speculation.

Meanwhile, denials from key administration officials pour in.

The Times said in a note that the op-ed, titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration", was penned by a senior Trump administration official who has vowed to thwart parts of the president's agenda and "his worst inclinations".

"The claim that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren't following the president's orders?"

Trump questioned the existence of the author via Twitter on Wednesday.

In one example, former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn reportedly took a letter off Trump's desk to keep him from signing it because Cohn feared the consequences for the US position in Asia.

Trump estimated that the "senior" official might actually be a lower official, as it could be one out of thousands of officials.

Trump has described the explosive op-ed as treasonous and has asked the leading daily to reveal the identity of the author who has been identified as a senior administration official. He's suggesting 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".

"The Secretary didn't write the op-ed", a spokesperson for Carson told NBC News. If the newspaper's leadership doesn't, he says Times reporters should investigate who the leaker is themselves.

"The vice president puts his name on his op-eds", tweeted Jarron Agen, Mr Pence's communications director and deputy chief of staff.

"If you believe that this Times piece hurts Trump, you might be dumb enough to read the Times", Gutfeld said.

She said although the state of NY has a strong shield law, protecting reporters from revealing their sources, there is no such law at the federal level. If I did I would not have been elected President. "The New York Times and CNN and all of these phony media outlets will be out of business, folks". Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "Anonymous, meaning gutless. A gutless editorial".

The employee claimed, via an extraordinary anonymous New York Times column, that early in Trump's administration: "There were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president".