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Reply #90 posted 09/06/18 4:31pm

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Good point from CNN about who it is:


it's telling that the Times was willing to extend the cloak of anonymity to this author -- especially, again, because of the stakes and the target. This is not a decision made lightly. That the decision was made to publish it should tell you that this isn't some disgruntled mid-to-upper manager buried in the bureaucracy. This is a genuine high-ranking official. A name most people who follow politics -- and maybe some who don't -- would recognize. The Times simply wouldn't do what it did for anything short of a major figure in Trump world.

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Reply #91 posted 09/06/18 5:03pm

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benni said:

Good point from CNN about who it is:


it's telling that the Times was willing to extend the cloak of anonymity to this author -- especially, again, because of the stakes and the target. This is not a decision made lightly. That the decision was made to publish it should tell you that this isn't some disgruntled mid-to-upper manager buried in the bureaucracy. This is a genuine high-ranking official. A name most people who follow politics -- and maybe some who don't -- would recognize. The Times simply wouldn't do what it did for anything short of a major figure in Trump world.


Could it be Nikki Haley? Was the times specific about the gender of the person?
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Reply #92 posted 09/06/18 5:05pm

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SoulAlive said:

it's just funny to me how so many of Trump's closest friends/associates and employees apparently do not trust him.His own personal attorney,Michael Cohen, taped some of their conversations and so did Omarosa lol All of the damaging leaks that come out are coming straight from inside sources.And now we have this anonymous op-ed.Have we ever seen a more crazier,dysfunctional administration before? nuts


Kind of backs up Omarosa's stories about trump too.
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Reply #93 posted 09/06/18 5:09pm

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SoulAlive said:

Anyone thinks that it could be Kellyanne Conway? hmmm She puts up a good front on the political talk shows,but maybe she secretly hates her boss.Her husband hates Trump,too.


Is she considered a genuine high-ranking official though? I think not.She lies as much as he does.

I think it is a group of them, who assigned one individual among them, to go to the times, with that op-ed, and they sworn to secrecy not to out the person


So the big question is 'Whodunnit?' Lol.
[Edited 9/6/18 17:18pm]
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Reply #94 posted 09/06/18 5:12pm

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders? lol

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Reply #95 posted 09/06/18 5:21pm

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2elijah said:

benni said:

Good point from CNN about who it is:


it's telling that the Times was willing to extend the cloak of anonymity to this author -- especially, again, because of the stakes and the target. This is not a decision made lightly. That the decision was made to publish it should tell you that this isn't some disgruntled mid-to-upper manager buried in the bureaucracy. This is a genuine high-ranking official. A name most people who follow politics -- and maybe some who don't -- would recognize. The Times simply wouldn't do what it did for anything short of a major figure in Trump world.

Could it be Nikki Haley? Was the times specific about the gender of the person?


It's possible that it could be Nikki. Haley is a very stand up kind of person. I worked for a state agency when Nikki was governor of SC and she truly cared about what was happening in this state. Now, I haven't appreciated her coming out in defense of Trump at times - because she is smarter than that. But the times were not specific about a gender. Someone was quoted as saying "he" at one point from the Times, and the editorial board jumped in and quickly corrected that, stating that it was never specified whether it was a male or female, that they have not assigned gender to the op-ed writer.

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Reply #96 posted 09/06/18 5:34pm

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RodeoSchro said:

First of all, no way Pence wrote that. He's extremely duplicitous but he wouldn't do anything that, if he got caught doing it, would cost him his job. He wants to be president and knows the best way to do that is to keep his nose clean until Trump either resigns outright; is impeached, convicted and removed from office; or is impeached but not convicted, but is too damaged/vulnerable to run in 2020.

I also doubt it's anyone we're very familiar with. It's not Kellyanne Conway or someone like that. Because again - when they are found out, it would end their career. No politician would ever hire this person as a consultant or assistant or aide. Not even a Never-Trumper. So I think we can eliminate any political appointee.

That leaves career staffers. There are hundreds of them, serving in capacities like Deputy This or Assistant That. I'm guessing it's going to be someone like that.

However, I have little doubt that the boss of Deputy This or Assistant That knows who wrote this, and fully agrees with it. But the deal was, "You write it and you'll have to suffer the consequences when you're outed. I can't help you keep your government job but I can help you in the private sector".

no it wouldn't

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Reply #97 posted 09/06/18 5:42pm

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benni said:



2elijah said:


benni said:

Good point from CNN about who it is:


it's telling that the Times was willing to extend the cloak of anonymity to this author -- especially, again, because of the stakes and the target. This is not a decision made lightly. That the decision was made to publish it should tell you that this isn't some disgruntled mid-to-upper manager buried in the bureaucracy. This is a genuine high-ranking official. A name most people who follow politics -- and maybe some who don't -- would recognize. The Times simply wouldn't do what it did for anything short of a major figure in Trump world.



Could it be Nikki Haley? Was the times specific about the gender of the person?


It's possible that it could be Nikki. Haley is a very stand up kind of person. I worked for a state agency when Nikki was governor of SC and she truly cared about what was happening in this state. Now, I haven't appreciated her coming out in defense of Trump at times - because she is smarter than that. But the times were not specific about a gender. Someone was quoted as saying "he" at one point from the Times, and the editorial board jumped in and quickly corrected that, stating that it was never specified whether it was a male or female, that they have not assigned gender to the op-ed writer.


Oh ok, thanks for that info. I see Rand Paul suggested lie detector tests be given to those in the trump camp.
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Reply #98 posted 09/06/18 5:56pm

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PennyPurple said:

Sarah Huckabee Sanders? lol


That would be funny. lol
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Reply #99 posted 09/06/18 6:44pm

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Paul Ryan. He's quitting, he's got nothing to lose.

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Reply #100 posted 09/06/18 7:10pm

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So has john Kelly denied it yet?
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Reply #101 posted 09/06/18 7:31pm

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So what was the purpose of the op-ed writer? Is this psychological warfare to make the president even more paranoid? If that was purpose, then well done. Then that’s some cold ass isht. lol
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Reply #102 posted 09/07/18 7:22am

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2elijah said:

SoulAlive said:

Anyone thinks that it could be Kellyanne Conway? hmmm She puts up a good front on the political talk shows,but maybe she secretly hates her boss.Her husband hates Trump,too.

Is she considered a genuine high-ranking official though? I think not.She lies as much as he does. I think it is a group of them, who assigned one individual among them, to go to the times, with that op-ed, and they sworn to secrecy not to out the person So the big question is 'Whodunnit?' Lol. [Edited 9/6/18 17:18pm]


Yeah - my feeling is that is a group, not an individual.

Boy - it's making that circus in the WH flustered and paranoia is running even deeper.


Next week Woodward goes on his book tour... I am sure he will corroborate much, if not all, of what was said in that OpEd.

popcorn

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #103 posted 09/07/18 8:26am

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George Conway.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #104 posted 09/07/18 12:04pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

George Conway.




The crew from Morning Joe believe it’s his wife Kellyanne Conway. Her denial is far more tepid than that of Pence. So ther’s That.

"I did not write the op-ed,"
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Reply #105 posted 09/07/18 12:21pm

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2elijah said:

benni said:


Of course, everything points to Obama for you. Everything sounds like Obama to you. So much hate in one person to think everything is Obama's responsibility when he is no longer president. This all rests on Trump and his actions, words, etc.

He’s obsessed with Obama, and doing the usual ‘Blame Obama’ like that sicko trump. The person is a Sr Admin ‘inside’ the WH, so it’s not Obama. [Edited 9/6/18 6:42am]

You got that right about superfurrya! razz lol

[Edited 9/7/18 12:28pm]

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Reply #106 posted 09/07/18 12:28pm

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benni said:

SuperFurryAnimal said:

I analyzed the writing style and I believe Obama wrote the NYT article. I would not doubt if my theory is 110% accurate.


Of course, everything points to Obama for you. Everything sounds like Obama to you. So much hate in one person to think everything is Obama's responsibility when he is no longer president. This all rests on Trump and his actions, words, etc.

speaking of Karma, confused lol

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Reply #107 posted 09/07/18 12:51pm

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ok for reals my last post in P&R for a week!



It is almost certainly a very low-level aide... a no one... he or she will be known soon...

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Reply #108 posted 09/07/18 12:54pm

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George Conway.

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I briefly thought about him too but is he apart of the administration though?

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Omarosa thinks it's from Pence's office staff but not from Pence directly.

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Reply #109 posted 09/07/18 1:10pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

ok for reals my last post in P&R for a week!



It is almost certainly a very low-level aide... a no one... he or she will be known soon...

...another big juicy nothing-burger

..like the ones that have sent a whole lot of people to PRISON lol

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Reply #110 posted 09/07/18 1:29pm

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2elijah said:

SoulAlive said: Is she considered a genuine high-ranking official though? I think not.She lies as much as he does. I think it is a group of them, who assigned one individual among them, to go to the times, with that op-ed, and they sworn to secrecy not to out the person So the big question is 'Whodunnit?' Lol. [Edited 9/6/18 17:18pm]


Yeah - my feeling is that is a group, not an individual.

Boy - it's making that circus in the WH flustered and paranoia is running even deeper.


Next week Woodward goes on his book tour... I am sure he will corroborate much, if not all, of what was said in that OpEd.

popcorn

yeah,pass the popcorn popcorn lol this is entertaining,no doubt

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Reply #111 posted 09/07/18 1:33pm

SoulAlive

2freaky4church1 said:

George Conway.

He despises Trump,but he doesn't try to hide it at all biggrin he tweets exactly what he feels,lol.

Plus,he is not part of the administration.His wife Kellyanne is,though.

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Reply #112 posted 09/07/18 1:38pm

SoulAlive

another bad week for Trump,huh? lol

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Reply #113 posted 09/07/18 1:40pm

SoulAlive

Image result for the anonymous op ed memes

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Reply #114 posted 09/07/18 1:41pm

SoulAlive

Image result for the anonymous op ed memes

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Reply #115 posted 09/07/18 1:48pm

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Omarosa sees anonymous NYT op-ed as 'very similar' to Pence staff style

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/omarosa-sees-anonymous-nyt-op-ed-as-very-similar-to-pence-staff-style/ar-BBMZPq2?li=BBnb7Kz

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman said on Friday that the recent anonymous New York Times op-ed blasting President Trump reads like documents she saw come out of Vice President Pence's office.

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"I've never hidden my suspicion about the vice president's operation in the White House," Manigault Newman told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on "Rising."

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"I went back through my emails and some of the documents that came out of the vice president's office, and I have to tell you, this op-ed is very similar to the style and communication that comes out of his shop," she continued.

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Manigault Newman, who left the White House last December and wrote a memoir titled "Unhinged" that made a number of startling claims about her time there, added that she does not believe that Pence himself drafted the piece.

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"I believe that his staff, his office might be trying to protect him, but with the ultimate goal of him becoming president of the United States," she said.

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"The clue is in the op-ed of when it says, 'no matter how this will end,' meaning that they're anticipating it may end in impeachment, it may end in him not being reelected, but it gives clues in that particular line for me," she continued.

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Omarosa first made the claim during an interview on Thursday.

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A spokesman for Pence's office denied his office was behind the op-ed.

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"The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds. The @nytimes should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed. Our office is above such amateur acts," Jarrod Agen, Pence's deputy chief of staff and communications director, said in a tweet.

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Reply #116 posted 09/07/18 2:05pm

SoulAlive

eek hmmm

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Reply #117 posted 09/07/18 4:59pm

SoulAlive

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

So what was the purpose of the op-ed writer? Is this psychological warfare to make the president even more paranoid? If that was purpose, then well done. Then that’s some cold ass isht. lol



lol I know Trump is going crazy over this
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Reply #118 posted 09/07/18 5:29pm

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SoulAlive said:

Ugot2shakesumthin said:
So what was the purpose of the op-ed writer? Is this psychological warfare to make the president even more paranoid? If that was purpose, then well done. Then that’s some cold ass isht. lol
lol I know Trump is going crazy over this


WHO IS IT?!?!?!?!

WHO IS IT?!?!?!?!


WHO IS IT?!?!?!?!

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Reply #119 posted 09/07/18 5:31pm

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^ my DJT impression lol

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