White House aides on hunt for anonymous official who wrote op-ed piece
Culled from New York Post
Top White House aides canceled meetings on Wednesday as they launched a major hunt for the official behind the New York Times op-ed piecedetailing “resistance” to President Trump, according to published reports, New York Post reported.
As soon as the bombshell article was published, West Wing officials huddled behind closed doors to work up a list of roughly a dozen theories — and names — of the potential Trump traitor, The Washington Post reported.
One Trump aide suggested the staffer could be a glory-seeker who wants to be caught and named, the paper said.
Speculation ran rampant from even the smallest of clues.
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One was when a New York Times tweet of the piece called the Trump insider “he.” Vice President Mike Pence also drew some attention because the author used the word “lodestar” — a rarely used term that Pence has used in speeches.
Lynne Patton, a HUD official and former Trump party planner, wrote on Instagram that the leak will easily be found.
“It’s hardly breaking news to anyone with half a brain that ‘Never Trumpers’ have been employed within our walls from the outset,” she wrote. “And yes, we know who they ALL are, including this author.”