Trump Considering Highly Unorthodox, Possibly Illegal Method To Finding Op-Ed Writer

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When there’s proof that a staffer has called their employer “amoral,” “ineffective,” and “anti-democratic” but that employer can’t narrow down the possibilities of who made those quotes to less than a dozen employees, it’s not really a good sign.

Panic and chaos has ruled the White House even more than usual as Trump rages and searches for the writer of that anonymous New York Times op-ed, in which the author confessed to being part of a group of people who have “vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

One congressman who has recently become a close friend and sycophant for Trump had a suggestion and Trump actually considered taking it, according to The New York Times.

‘Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, an ally of Mr. Trump’s, recommended that the president force members of his administration to take polygraph examinations, and there was at least briefly some discussion of that among advisers to the president. Another option mentioned by people close to Mr. Trump was asking senior officials to sign sworn affidavits that could be used in court if necessary. One outside adviser said the White House had a list of about 12 suspects.’

Thus far, the White House and the GOP reaction has been solely to denounce the writer and call him or her a coward who should resign. None of them have acknowledge the fact that the writer says it is not one, but an entire group of people committing constitutional violations to thwart the president.

It goes without saying that they haven’t acknowledged or addressed all the reasons why members of Trump’s team would find it necessary to do so.

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