Wednesday, September 5, 2018

No Deep State? New York Times Admits It

9/5/18 Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking anonymous broadside, a senior Trump administration official wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times on Wednesday claiming to be part of a group of people “working diligently from within” to impede President Donald Trump’s “worst inclinations” and ill-conceived parts of his agenda.
Trump said it was a “gutless editorial” and “really a disgrace,” and his press secretary called on the official to resign.
Trump later tweeted, “TREASON?” and in an extraordinary move demanded that if “the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!”
The writer, claiming to be part of the “resistance” to Trump but not from the left, said, “Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.” The newspaper described the author of the column only as a senior official in the Trump administration.

5 comments:

Sigivald said...

Someone really needs to remind the President what "TREASON" actually means in US law and the Constitution, though.

Tom Locker said...

Yes - to preserve our democratic institutions we unelected bureaucrats must thwart the efforts of the democratically elected president.

Takes a lot of education to be that stupid and unself-aware.

TCK said...

I personally hope Trump uses the Obama era precedent to imprison every single journalist and other employee involved in that editorial (elections have consequences, don'tcha know?). Lets see how they like living under the same rules they forced on us.

Clayton Cramer said...

Sigivald: And the Dems who keep saying collusion with Russians is TREASON!

Will said...

He hired them, why can't he fire them? ALL OF THEM. You can be sure there will be enough people who will point fingers at the miscreants to enable them to retain their own jobs. (with some careful vetting)