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Trump calls on Sessions to investigate anonymous NYT op-ed

10 September 2018

The hunt is on in Washington for the author of an anonymous New York Times op-ed who claimed to be part of a "resistance" inside the Trump administration, as Cabinet officials and even Vice President Mike Pence felt compelled Thursday to declare they didn't do it.

The vice president also said he would be willing to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 US election, but hasn't be asked so far.

Monaem Sarker: President Donald Trump's 20 months in office have aged many Americans at least a multiple of that length of time. He fired back on the op-ed on Wednesday, telling reporters the writer was "gutless" and reciting a laundry list of his administration's achievements.

"The dilemma - which [the president] does not fully grasp - is that numerous senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations", wrote the official.

"Yeah, I would say Jeff should be investigating who the author of this piece was because I really believe it's national security", Trump told reporters Friday aboard Air Force One.

But Trump also told reporters that he was poised to dramatically escalate a trade war with China - implementing tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods - that economists said could potentially affect the US economy if a deal is not worked out with the world's second-largest economy.

Woodward has covered nine presidencies and written 19 books.

Kim recently expressed his "unwavering faith" in Trump, and the United States president on Sunday praised the North Korean for a military parade that included no nuclear missiles.

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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.

Hotly debated on Twitter was the author's use of the word "lodestar", which pops up frequently in speeches by Vice President Mike Pence.

In excerpts of the book - his 19th - that hits bookstores on Tuesday, Woodward writes that former Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn and onetime White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter intentionally worked to foil Trump's actions.

'I didn't bring the request to the president directly, ' she said.

CBS News' David Martin asked: "How'd they get away with that?"

"The president has always respected him".

He also criticized Nike's new ad campaign, which Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who first protested police brutality and racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem.

"Nearly 62 million people voted for President Donald J. Trump in 2016, earning him 306 Electoral College votes - versus 232 for his opponent". "They feel the same way".

Trump calls on Sessions to investigate anonymous NYT op-ed