Trump Demands Sessions Investigate NY Times Anonymous: Our Nation Is At Risk!

You have heard of or read the article by Anonymous in the New York Times. Trump tweeted about it: “Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!”  

Trump has also referred to the op-ed as being Treason. On Air Force One on Friday September 7 Trump said: “Jeff should be investigating who the author of that piece was, because I really believe it’s national security.” Many have scoffed at the idea that national security is involved.

We know that Trump tosses the term “national security” around like people throw confetti at weddings. He has used it to justify imposing tariffs on various products based on the idea, as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said, “Economic security is military security.” He uses “national security”  to pretend Canada is a threat to us.

Of course,  as we know Trump and Jeff are not on the best of terms. It will remain to be seen what Sessions will do. Will he try to get back into Trump’s good graces by doing this; or will he ignore the suggestion as so many people in his administration seem to do if we believe what is set forth by Anonymous.

(An aside, I tend to think Sessions is Anonymous. He loves being AG. Trump threatens to take that away from him. I recall Deep Throat. He was a guy who had a grudge against Nixon because the FBI director’s job wasn’t given to him. Motive and opportunity the same.)

The op-ed by Anonymous is here. He or she is in a top position in the White House to have knowledge of this information and to be vetted by the NY Times to allow that person to write such a piece. Although Trump questioned the existence of the person there is little doubt if any that the person exists. He or she makes some very serious charges about what is going on  in the Trump White House. The question then is has Anonymous done something that justifies the attorney general investigating who he or she is?

Here are some of the things Anonymous said:

“many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. I would know. I am one of them;

“we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.”

“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.”

“The root of the problem is the president’s amorality.”

” his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.”

“they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.”

“Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.”

Anonymous said that “The result is a two-track presidency.”

That is not true. The result is that we have two presidents. We have Trump who was elected by the people; we have Anonymous and others, perhaps, who have taken it upon themselves to act as if they were elected to the presidency. Nothing can be more damaging to our national security than a small unelected and unaccountable group of people deciding what they believe is best for America. In a sense we have had a quiet, non-violent coup by one or more who have seized power from the president.

Like the boy who cried wolf, Trump has used the term national security threat so often it rings hollow now when it comes from his mouth. This time though, it should be paid attention to and acted upon. We cannot have a secret cabal running part of our government. That truly affects our national security.

I am no Trump fan as many know. Unfortunately, he holds the office of the president. That he does if he is being undermined by people working for him through their actions our security as a nation is at stake. If Trump’s actions are so out-of-course that they must be hidden, ignored or changed, as Anonymous states, then we must know about them.

He is the president. He is the one who must make the decisions and the orders. The attorney general must bring the full force of his office into play so that the existence of those members of this quiet coup is discovered and they are extirpated from their positions. The nation and our security is at risk.

17 thoughts on “Trump Demands Sessions Investigate NY Times Anonymous: Our Nation Is At Risk!

  1. Trump and His Enemies

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/donald-trump-political-opponents/

    “The United States is now like Egypt, in that the armed forces are the only respected institution left standing. A narrow majority disapprove of the president, and steadily larger majorities are doubtful of the judiciary, despise the Congress, loathe the academy, and detest the national media. In a democracy, somebody will pay for this, and it is unlikely to be Donald John Trump, the principal accuser of the others. Woodward should never have survived as an author after inventing the deathbed confession of a comatose William Casey in his nasty novel Veil about the Iran-Contra fiasco, but this time he took one for the losing team and shot himself in the head with a howitzer. Sending him into battle to win it for the Democrats two months before the election is like dispatching a small brigade of very aged arsonists to fight one of the California summer forest fires that the new prophet of the Democrats, Bernie Sanders, says was caused by this president’s opinion of climate change.”

  2. Matt and Henry are right. Unelected staff or bureaucrats can’t enforce an alternative agenda than the Boss. The people at the ballot box are the only way to change course. For almost three years the DOJ, FBI, CIA and State Department have engaged in a plot to undermine Trump with the dishonest and manufactured Russian Collusion story. No credible evidence of a Republican connection to Russia existed, A mountain of evidence shows the Clinton’s ties to Russia. DRAIN the SWAMP. 2. Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court are home run picks. Trump said he would pick off Leo’s List and kept his word. Even if his Court choices were his only achievements he would be a great success.

  3. Yes, true. Whoever this unelected person and his cabal inside the Presidency are must be discovered and fired.
    Also, all the top Administration Officials re-affirmed allegiance to the President and effectively rebut ANON’s lunatic disclosures . . . .PRESIDENT Trump is the same sane guy who was Candidate Trump, Showbiz Trump and Businessman Trump . . .he’s a character, and says stupid stuff sometimes, and is “mercurial” as one reporter described him . . .”he changes his mind frequently” so what? But throughout his life, he’s been a solid manager, leader,decision maker . . .good appointees, good economy, good judges, strong military, pro-life, lowering taxes . . . conservative like me like his decision making . . .although I wish he’d pull our troops out of Syria . . .

    Yes, most Americans distrust Media, Academia, Neocons, Liberal-Pols etc . . .

    However, the depths of the Liberal-Leftists’ derangement was illustrated in a NYT OP-ED yesterday that said, “A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote to DESTROY the legitimacy of the Supreme Court” which the op-ed writer claimed was “one of the last” federal entities with legitimacy.

    It’s is not Trump who is deranged, he is fine, a talented charismatic guys with strengths and weakness . . .(Geraldo Rivera says he’s known Trump for 40 years; he’s the same guy he always was.)

    it is the Leftist-Liberals, including almost all at CNN, MSNBC, WAPO, NYT, Boston Globe etcetera, that are DERANGED and have LOST THEIR MARBLES . . .Dx: TDS!

    2. The fear I have about Free Speech comes firstly when Federal Tyrants criminalize free speech and prosecute private citizens for speaking on the street or for writing letters to a judge (free speech) or when major Internet Platforms like Twitter “ban for life” rightist-conservatives like Alec Jones.

  4. Matt :

    Genius, of course, cannot be concerned with grammar, spelling, and syntax , the mundane sisters of good Composition; And yes , your editor let the above slip through!

    Correct spelling, Matt :

    DONALD TRUMP: PUTTING AMERICA FIRST

    THANKYOU, MATT CONNOLLY’S ” UNCONSCIOUS. “

  5. Matt:

    You are a closet Trump supporter.So Sigmund is averring. Please accept my correction in fraternal fashion !

  6. Matt
    YOU wrote:
    “Using Uhlar’s book gives me an opportunity to elucidate some of my present views that I have developed on the Saga since the time I first got involved back in 2002 when I attended the trial of Retired FBI Agent John Connolly who was Whitey’s handler. I wrote about that in my book, “Don’t Embarrass The Family” which I published back in October, 2012. At that time Whitey had been arrested the year before. Commensurate with my renewed interest I started this blog.

    There are certain areas that I hope to develop in line with my reinvigorated thinking on the subject. I recognized I never spelled out fully my thoughts. A long time ago I wrote a series on Whitey that I will go back to rediscover especially to how my views have changed, if at all. I was told by one of Whitey’s attorneys that he had read the series and was amazed that it was ninety-five percent accurate.

    Off the top of my head I want to understand and write about how Whitey who was no more than a small time brutal hoodlum gained such mythical status. Then I want to explore the relationship between Whitey and Connolly. I will do my best to answer whether Whitey was an informant – what shows he was, what shows he wasn’t. I suppose next I’ll talk about Whitey’s immunity grant from O’Sullivan. After that about how corrupt is the Department of Justice if it is corrupt at all.”

    WHEN will you be returning to Whitey and completing what you started. Particularly the 3rd chapter in what I quoted?

    Arent people sick of Trump and the nonsense?

    1. Jerome:

      Hope to do it soon but over time. It takes a while to put things together. In the meantime I sometimes feel the desire to venture off into other areas. But be patient, I’m heading there.

      1. Matt
        Appreciate the response. Look forward to your new posts regarding Bulger and company. Personally I am tired of Trump and his antics but hey what can one do. Hope all is well

  7. I’m quite sure Whitey is a big Trump supporter. Too bad federal prison rules prevent him from chiming in here. I can’t get worked up about what one anonymous resident of Crazytown has to say in the Times. I’m off to a Deep State bridal shower at Trump Tower. Will report back on the latest conspiracy to undermine the president.

  8. It is clear to those at ground zero that Trump was
    elected by Law Enforcent on behalf of the Deep State

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/08/sheriffs-donald-trump-media-scrutiny

    Sheriffs who cheered Trump’s attack on press have their own media run-ins
    A group of sheriffs gave the president a troubling ovation after he called journalists ‘very, very dishonest’. Here is a taste of local media scrutiny of 10 of them

    in other newes
    https://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1631&context=theses

    SCAR’d Times: Maine’s Prisoners’ Rights Movement, 1971-1976 – ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst
    PDFUMass Amherst › scholarworks › cgi › vi…
    by DS Chard · 2011 · Cited by 2 · Related articles
    interviews: Ray Luc Levasseur, Robbie Bothen, Pat Levasseur, Barbara Chassie, Dianne. McLaughlin, John … my questions about Maine’s prisoners’ rights movement through correspondence from prison. I must …

    also see

    http://www.jpp.org

    J o u r n a l o f P r i s o n e r s o n P r i s o n s

    “…allowing our experiences and analysis to be added to the forum that will constitute public opinion could help halt the disastrous trend toward building more fortresses of fear which will become in the 21st century this generation’s monuments to failure.”

    -Jo-Ann Mayhew, from JPP Vol. 1:1 (1988)

    General Information
    For 30 years, the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP) has been a prisoner written, academically oriented and peer reviewed, non-profit journal, based on the tradition of the penal press. It brings the knowledge produced by prison writers together with academic arguments to enlighten public discourse about the current state of carceral institutions. This is particularly important because with few exceptions, definitions of deviance and constructions of those participating in these defined acts are incompletely created by social scientists, media representatives, politicians and those in the legal community. These analyses most often promote self-serving interests, omit the voices of those most affected, and facilitate repressive and reactionary penal policies and practices. As a result, the JPP attempts to acknowledge the accounts, experiences, and criticisms of the criminalized by providing an educational forum that allows women and men to participate in the development of research that concerns them directly. In an age where `crime` has become lucrative and exploitable, the JPP exists as an important alternate source of information that competes with popularly held stereotypes and misconceptions about those who are currently, or those who have in the past, faced the deprivation of liberty.

  9. weekend update

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/professor-who-link-between-trump-13216556

    Professor who was ‘link between Trump campaign and the Kremlin’ is “missing and may be dead”

    also see

    Feds won‘t release details of settlement with FBI agent
    on September 9, 2018

    you can’t handle the truth

    first 5 minutes go slowly then!!!!

    halfway through watching it

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YgMtMklrc8Y

    Joseph Mifsud, 57, a Maltese citizen who worked at the University of Stirling in Scotland, has denied suggestions he was a Russian agent

  10. “He is the president. He is the one who must make the decisions and the orders. The attorney general must bring the full force of his office into play so that the existence of those members of this quiet coup is discovered and they are extirpated from their positions. The nation and our security is at risk.”

    Quite a scary line. Anonymous is a coward, as is Trump.

    What law did Anonymous break that Sessions would be investigating? Don’t the members of Trump Cabinet have a duty to uphold the Constitution and preserve the Republic just as much as Trump? If a civil servant is ordered to commit illegal or immoral acts, are you arguing that they are now required to do so, and must be investigated if they refuse? I understand what you are saying regarding the issue of chain of command, but if the order from Trump is to nuke North Korea, will you demand an investigation if Mattis refuses to help implement this action?

    Strange analysis.

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