NY Times Op-ed Anon Revealed
Miles Taylor, a former staffer with the Department of Homeland Security, has been outed as “Anonymous,” the author of the 2018 op-ed in The New York Times that eviscerated President Trump. The news is an anticlimactic revelation since Taylor is not the high-ranking official that The Times played him up to be, but rather a low-level staffer. Taylor now works as a contributor on CNN.
Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist says The Times took advantage of the situation in 2018, reporting that Anonymous was a high-level member of the Trump Administration, possibly Vice-President Mike Pence, a cabinet official or high-ranking ambassador. “If they’re willing to lie about their anonymous sources when its a really high-level information operation they’re running, imagine how much they’re lying about all the other anonymous sources they use day-in and day-out as part of their anti-Trump campaign,” she says. Here’s more with Bret Baier on Fox News.
And President Trump, at his Bullhead City, Ariz./Laughlin, Nev. rally earlier this week, reacted strongly to the Anon news, calling for Taylor to prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Trump called Taylor a nobody, a disgruntled employee and a sleazebag.