A just released story claims to have outed the name of the author who has been simply referred to as “Anonymous” who has been writing about his time in The White House.
The author, who has kept his identity a secret has written an op ed and a book that have been critical of President Donald Trump and his administration.
In 2018 Anonymous penned an op-ed for The New York Times where he presented himself as someone who was keeping the president in check, The New Republic reported.
“Many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” he said in the op ed.
He said he was part of “the steady state” and that he was one of the “unsung heroes … thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses.”
“Now, a little more than a year later, the senior official has written a book, titled A Warning and bylined ‘Anonymous,’” The New Republic said.
“The 2018 op-ed received respectful coverage, prompting speculation about the identities of the author and his or her allies.
“But the book has been overtaken by events, with witnesses testifying under oath in the House’s impeachment proceedings about presidential wrongdoings that A Warning hints at in hushed tones.
“Such books make headlines with their hitherto-unreported anecdotes. In A Warning, the reader learns of one crisis moment in which senior administration officials almost resigned together in a ‘midnight self-massacre’ to call attention to Trump’s misconduct.
“In another grim inside account, after judges overruled one of Trump’s hard-line anti-immigrant policies, the president exclaimed: ‘Let’s get rid of the fucking judges.’
“What’s more, Anonymous recounts, Trump wanted not only to send unauthorized migrants to a detention camp at Guantanamo Bay but also to designate them as ‘enemy combatants,’ just like terrorists,” it said.
New Republic writer David Kusnet has his eyes on former Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ chief speechwriter Guy Snodgrass.
“Reading Snodgrass’s Pentagon memoir, Holding the Line, the clues to Anonymous’s identity are apparent,” he said.
“As in A Warning, the sentences and paragraphs are pithy and punchy. Every chapter in both books begins with an inspiring but not cliched quotation from an historic figure.
“Many passages in both books are remarkably similar: the ordeal of conducting a Pentagon briefing for Trump; national security staffers exchanging appalled asides about Trump’s conduct of foreign policy via Twitter; and the arguments for why American alliances strengthen national security and immigration policy shouldn’t be based on building a border wall.
“In particular, both books stress that, when briefed about international alliances, Trump derails discussions by griping about how allies are stiffing the United States, from allegedly miserly NATO contributions to ostensibly one-sided trade policies,” he said.
And for his part Snodgrass is not denying that he is the Anonymous writer.
“The swirl continues,” he said on Twitter with a link to The New Republic story claiming that he is the anonymous scribe.
The swirl continues…https://t.co/BCth6lqnLM
— Guy Snodgrass (@GuySnodgrass) November 25, 2019
The swirl of deep state operatives who want to ruin this presidency continues, and this book should swirl its way to the bottom of the sea.