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Trump wants Sessions to investigate op-ed writer

Trump wants Sessions to investigate op-ed writer

"I think it is national security". He also said he was exploring bringing legal action against the newspaper over publication of the essay two days earlier.

After @PressSec directed people to call the @nytimes and ask the opinion section to out the Op-Ed writer, many have called instead to voice their support for the Op-Ed and the NYT news coverage of the Trump administration.

The Department of Justice said in response: "The department does not confirm, deny or otherwise acknowledge the existence or non-existence of investigations".

That narrative was furthered in a Wednesday Times piece titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration", in which the author claimed to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to "frustrate parts of [Trump's] agenda and his worst inclinations".

Woodward describes Trump regularly insulting key members of his own team, who are in turn contemptuous of the president. The denials and condemnations came in from far and wide: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis denied authorship on a visit to India; Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke chimed in from American Samoa. There was no surefire way to know, and that only deepened the president's frustrations.

President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One Friday as he travels to Fargo, North Dakota, to speak at a Joint Fundraising Committee.

"Let's assume it's a person with a security clearance". John McCain - do they suggest someone working in national security?

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It showed that women were less active than men, with an over 8% difference at the global level (32% men vs 23%, women). Nearly one in three women (32%) were physically inactive in 2016, compared to just one in four (23%) men.

"It's a person obviously who is living in dishonesty", Ryan said. "Eventually the name of this sick person will come out".

And then on Friday, Obama stepped back into the political fray in an address at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign, strongly criticizing Trump and the Republican Party. "I don't know how Donald Trump is going to react to this".

"The anonymous author, claiming to be part of the resistance "working diligently from within" the administration, 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". "We fully recognize what is happening".

And that was just one remark that Trump made in a rally where he addressed topics such as NAFTA, Second Amendment rights and the upcoming midterm elections.

"First lady Melania Trump issued a statement backing her husband".

"The President's threats both underscore why we must safeguard the identity of the writer of this op-ed and serve as a reminder of the importance of a free and independent press to American democracy".

Trump described the White House as a "well-oiled machine". "I know his tweeting and unconventional tactics bother people, but the results of government are good results". I think their reporters should go and investigate who it is. AP writers Catherine Lucey, Mary Clare Jalonick, Darlene Superville and Ken Thomas contributed reporting.


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