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Trump Justice Dept. should probe NY Times op-ed writer

The New York Times has beefed up its security in light of the controversial op-ed it published this week penned by an unnamed senior Trump administration official.

On Friday, Trump said he wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate and uncover the identity of the individual who authored the opinion piece.

The President said he finds the ordeal unsettling, primarily because the author could have a security clearance and has access to "high level national security" meetings.

White House Spokesperson Sarah Sanders said that nearly 62 million people voted for Trump and that "none of them voted for a gutless, anonymous source to the failing New York Times".

As the initial scramble to unmask the writer proved fruitless, attention turned to the questions the article raised, which have been whispered in Washington for more than a year: Is Trump truly in charge, and could a divided executive branch pose a danger to the country?

Senior officials in key national security and economic policy roles charged the article's writer with cowardice, disloyalty and acting against America's interests in harsh terms that mimicked the president's own words.

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"They're not doing us a service by actively promoting 90pc of the insane stuff that's coming out of this White House, and then saying, "Don't worry, we're preventing the other 10pc".

"We didn't realize it would be this big of an impact", Times op-ed editor Jim Dao said on a podcast, after the piece garnered more than 12 million page views.

Ryan said he isn't anxious about President Donald Trump's public threats or inclinations toward shutting down the government in an effort to secure funding for his border wall. The former Air Force translator had worked as a contractor at a National Security Agency office in Augusta, Georgia, when she printed a classified report and left the building with it hidden in her pantyhose.

"I know. I am one of them". "I don't know, but it just does not look like the White House that I know".

That a covert network of officials was operating within the government to derail Trump's agenda became clear in the first months of the presidency.

The Times has so far refused Trump's demands.

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The president has called on the Department of Justice to investigate the matter and says he is considering legal action against the New York Times for publishing the story.

To set an investigation into motion, the White House counsel's office would normally contact the Justice Department.

"The claim that everything will turn out okay because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren't following the president's orders, that is not a check", Obama said.

Trump reiterated that it was a "disgrace" that the Times would publish the piece. Victor told the Federal Bureau of Investigation she mailed the document to an online news outlet. The moves to enforce criminal laws were hurting the GOP heading into November's midterm election, he said.

Trump repeated denials that his campaign conspired with the Russian attack or that he might have broken the law by trying to frustrate the subsequent investigation.

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