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07 September, 2018, 07:56
Trump later tweeted, "TREASON?" and in an extraordinary move demanded that if "the GUTLESSanonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for national security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!"
Ryan said he isn't anxious about President Donald Trump's public threats or inclinations toward shutting down the government in an effort to secure funding for his border wall.
The article, published on Wednesday, appeared just days after the publication of excerpts from a new book by famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward that portrays Trump as prone to impulsive decision-making.
The message called the Times "complicit in this deceitful act".
Not everyone is calling for the anonymous author to come forward, however: At least one pundit claims to already know who penned the troubling opinion piece.
Jodi Kantor, an investigative reporter with the New York Times, tweeted: 'So basically: Times reporters now must try to unearth the identity of an author that our colleagues in Opinion have sworn to protect with anonymity?
While speculation ran rampant, administration officials began denying it. Pence's office issued a forceful statement, saying the vice president puts his name on opinions.
"If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves", Mrs. Trump said in the statement.
Among the anecdotes, former top economic adviser Gary CohnGary David CohnAnonymous attack on Trump roils White HouseCNN: Trump searching for Woodward sources in White House The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance - Day Two: Kavanaugh to spar with hostile Democrats MORE is reported to have removed paperwork, unnoticed, from Trump's desk that the president meant to sign to withdraw the us from trade agreements. The vote will be widely seen as a referendum on Trump.
The Times piece slammed Mr Trump's leadership style as "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective" and called some of his decisions "half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless".
The nearly 1,000-word opinion piece released Wednesday afternoon described "manysenior officials' at high levels of the administration working to "frustrate parts of [President Trump's] agenda and his worst inclinations".
The official's piece described a "two-track" presidency in which Trump says one thing and his staff consciously does another, citing the president's alleged preference "for autocrats and dictators".
He made the claim in response to the release of Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, which contained concerns from Trump's senior aides about his mental fitness for office. As the New York Post noted, the op-ed used the term "lodestar", a seldom-used word that is a favorite of Vice President Mike Pence.
#NYTimesOpEd was among top-trending hashtags on Twitter.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tried to shut down the speculation.
Sanders tweeted that the media's "wild obsession" with the identity is "recklessly tarnishing" the reputation of thousands of "great Americans".
"The individual behind this piece has chosen to deceive, rather than support, the duly elected president of the United States", she writes. He told CNN he had spoken directly with its author, but did not elaborate.
On Wednesday, members of the Senate committee were granted up to 30 minutes each to grill Kavanaugh on a variety of subjects. Kavanaugh is a conservative judge - some scholars have argued he is one of the most conservative federal judges .
House of Representatives before he was first elected to the Senate in 1994. "He can work across party lines and get results". Appointing McCain's replacement was a tricky task for Ducey, as it required him to balance several competing concerns.
Underwood first joined the dating show in The Bachelorette season that had him vying for the affections of Becca Kufrin . Most recently, Underwood had been among the cast of " Bachelor in Paradise " until he departed the show last week.
The American third seed seemed to struggle physically in high temperatures in NY , with the extreme heat policy again in place. But Stephens said afterwards that she had been feeling under the weather in the build-up to the match. "Maybe the top 100".
And, as the tense match went on, the French professional tennis player seemed to get more emotional. "A very well-educated guy". Dominic Thiem went on long into the small hours, with Nadal eventually prevailing in a pulsating deciding-set tiebreak .
The publication insisted the image shown was not a mockup, hinting instead it had obtained official marketing material from Apple. That is very far from ideal and would certainly impact what you can get on the screen while using the tablet for word processing.
Mr Trump's attack on Mr Sessions was quickly followed by a post in which he mocked the former USA secretary of state John Kerry. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses an Orthodox Union gathering in Washington, DC, June 13, 2018.
The company's stock has surged more than 70 percent since January, outperforming Apple, which has gained more than 30 percent. In the second quarter, AWS booked $6.1 billion in sales (up 49%), and generated an operating income of $1.64 billion (up 79%).
It also works because of the NFL's own actions. "Oh, Nike! You are soooo courageous !" the statement says. So while this new campaign represents Nike taking a stand, it also illustrates where the world is headed.
Garrison served one term as a state representative in 1992, but she has lost countless elections since leaving that office. Capuano is now the fourth incumbent to fall in a primary election this year, joining Republican Reps.
Trump would probably argue that he's saying no indictments should be handed down this close to an election, regardless of party. Trump went on Twitter on Sunday afternoon to blame Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the timing of the indictments of Reps.
Kyl likely to be sworn in on Wednesday
"It's a great tribute to John that he is prepared to go back into public service to help the state of Arizona ", she said . Once Kyl is sworn in, Republicans will return to the 51 seats they held in the 100-member Senate before McCain's death.
Serena Williams: Kaepernick ad a 'powerful statement'
Nike is the NFL's official apparel sponsor and manufactures the jerseys and game day apparel worn by all 32 franchises. Nike announced on Monday that it would be making Colin Kaepernick the face of its "Just Do It" ad campaign .
Spacey avoids prosecution in assault claims
As the number of accusations escalated, Netflix cut Spacey from his lead role in the award-winning series House of Cards . He apologized for any inappropriate conduct with Rapp but has not commented since and has stepped away from public life.
Jim Furyk Announces Three Of His Ryder Cup Wildcards
Six of the 11 players are in their 20s, and all 11 players rank among the top 26 in the world (Woods is 26th). Mickelson said he aims to accomplish something he never before has done in this event: Win away from the U.S.
Steelers to start James Conner Week 1
Some of those guys I'm talking about are Vance McDonald, James Washington, Mike Hilton, T.J. However, one of the team's best players has yet to show up to the practice field.
Imran Khan govt plans proposal to 'resolve' Kashmir issue
In January 2016, seven security personnel were killed after militants attacked the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot. He said a comprehensive time-bound action plan with delineated responsibilities be submitted to him for his approval.
Progressive Defeats Longtime Dem House Incumbent In Boston
" Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good Congresswoman and MA is going to be well served", Capuano said in his concession speech. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District race in June .
Typhoon Jebi lashes Japan
A police auto makes through a flooded road following a powerful typhoon in Osaka, western Japan, Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018. The tanker's 11 crew members were not injured and remained on board, according to Japan's coast guard.