Read the stolen letter from Trump's desk reported in Bob Woodward's book
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 10, 2018,
Sep 10, 2018, 5:59
On "The Five" on Thursday, Gutfeld singled out one sentence in the op-ed: "We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous". He's also slammed the op-ed as "gutless" and the person who wrote it as "really a disgrace".
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin described the anonymous piece as "irresponsible", while a spokesperson for the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said: "These types of political attacks are beneath the secretary and the department's mission".
Trump's chief of staff, the retired general John Kelly, considers the president "unhinged", according to Woodward's "Fear", a 448-page account of an out-of-control White House set to hit bookshelves next week.
"It's a person obviously who is living in dishonesty", Ryan said. It also helped overshadow the release Friday of more positive economic news, which the president complains does not get more widespread attention amid the constant controversies around the White House.
Monaem Sarker: President Donald Trump's 20 months in office have aged many Americans at least a multiple of that length of time. "I do think things will get worse before they get better". I know my people", Pence said on "Face the Nation.
Robert Leonard, a linguist at New York's Hofstra University, who is often retained by defendants and prosecutors in criminal cases involving threats, plagiarism and libel, told the Washington Post: "A problem with public people is that a lot of their published work is edited, so it's like mixing fingerprints or DNA". The President believes the rapid response to the book has been handled poorly and he blames Shine for that.
The paper says the author requested anonymity and that this was essential to deliver an "important perspective" to its readers.
Trump, he said, characterized his "little rocket man" tweet war with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as "leader versus leader, man versus man, me versus Kim", and at one point drafted a tweet that said, "We are going to pull our dependents from South Korea - family members of the 28,000 people there". He has also suggested that the New York Times should turn the unidentified writer over to authorities in the interest of "national security".
It is not exactly clear what could be done to find out who the author is as it relates to congressional authority.
And why? Because it was written by a senior official in the Trump administration whose 'job would be jeopardised ' by the disclosure of her/his identity.