WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence says he’s “100 percent confident” that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump’s leadership. “I know them. I know their character,” Pence said in a taped interview aired Sunday by CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Some pundits had speculated that Pence could be the “senior administration official” who wrote the opinion piece
A blistering opinion piece in the New York Times last week opened with an editor’s note. “The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay,” it read. “We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. “We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our
WASHINGTON — 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.
NEW YORK — The disturbing and disquieting accounts of the Trump White House laid out in Bob Woodward’s new book have the president and other administration officials scrambling to fight back, and Trump calling for changes to the nation’s libel laws. While the chaotic scenes described by Woodward are consistent with previous reports, Trump claimed Wednesday that he is “the exact opposite” of the bumbling, unprofessional and ignorant president portrayed in the