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Old 09-06-2018, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Ravenman View Post
I think the issue was whether the Times would face legal exposure if they intentionally misrepresented who the anonymous author was, as opposed to what the opinion piece actually said. The Times represents the author as being a well-known, senior Administration official; a few posters have guessed that the Times basically might be lying and inflating the importance of the White House butler.
They didn't say anything about "well known", just that he is known to them.
The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure.
I wouldn't be surprised if it's someone in a deputy secretary position. That's more where a deep state, sorry "steady state" guy would be.

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