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| Fri Sep 07 14:43:57|
Trump calls for inquiry into mystery author of critical New York Times article
The president says the attorney general should identify the author and he is still weighing up action against the New York Times.
Donald Trump has urged the attorney general to investigate who wrote a scathing article that raised questions over his fitness for office.
The anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times said "a quiet resistance" within the Trump administration was working to thwart some of the president's "worst inclinations".
The author is believed to be a senior White House official.
President Trump told reporters: "I would say Jeff (Sessions) should be investigating who the author of that piece was because I really believe it's national security."
He said: "We're going to take a look at what he (the writer) had, what he gave, what he's talking about also where he is right now."
The president said if that person had high-level security clearance, "I don't want him in those meetings".
He said he was also looking at whether action would be taken against the newspaper for publishing the article.
This week's op-ed in the NYT said "many of the senior officials in his (Trump's) own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations".
It said "unsung heroes" were moderating the president's "erratic behaviour" and that "the root of the problem is the president's amorality".
"Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making," it said.
The president dismissed the article as "gutless" and potentially treasonous, and said his administration was a "well-oiled machine".
Vice-president Mike Pence is one of many senior officials who have denied writing the piece.
Some pointed the finger at Mr Pence because the article used the term "lodestar" - a term he has used before in speeches.
As the fallout continues, Mr Trump's predecessor Barack Obama urged voters to help restore "honesty and decency and lawfulness" to government, saying they were living in "dangerous times".
In a University of Illinois speech, he called for Democrat voters to make their mark in November's mid-term elections.
"In two months we have the chance to restore some semblance of sanity to our politics," Mr Obama said.
"There is only one check on abuses of power, and that's you and your vote."
Mr Obama has previously held back from openly criticising President Trump.
He told students on Friday that his successor was "a symptom, not a cause" of what is dividing the country.
However, he said: "If you thought elections don't matter, I hope these past two years have corrected that impression."
"It should not be a partisan issue to say that we do not pressure the attorney general or the FBI to use the criminal justice system as a cudgel to punish our political opponents," added Mr Obama.
"Or to explicitly call on the attorney general to protect members of our own party from prosecution because an election happens to be coming up.
"I'm not making that up. That's not hypothetical," said the former president.
| Fri Sep 07 14:47:46|
Sessions *NEEDS* to identify the author. They are a *THREAT* to our national security and Im hoping the FBI will help. And the new york times are trying to destroy our country by publishing lies.
But *WHY* is Obama trying to *HIJACK* the elections? That has to be illegal and I want to know *WHY* the FBI have not knocked on his door yet.
| Fri Sep 07 14:53:33|
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