Looks like someone else might be finding a quick way out of the White House soon.
In the wake of the booting of Alexander Vindman and his twin brother from the NSC and the news comes the news that the White House has also figured out the identity of the infamous “Anonymous.”
According for former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, the White House will soon be giving this person the boot, although the White House is neither confirming or denying the report. DiGenova told WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall” that he and his wife, Victoria Toensing, were told this by a “senior government official.”
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— Vince Coglianese (@VinceCoglianese) February 10, 2020
This person first came to public attention in September 2018 in a New York Times editorial that bashed the president and said there was an internal “resistance” group working to stymie him.
Then last November, the person published a book about the administration.
The administration called out the person behind the book, with Stephanie Grisham, the White House Press Secretary calling the person a “coward” and saying that the claims in the book were “nothing but lies.” She noted that the person couldn’t check out the content of their claims because they can’t fact check anything when they’re anonymous.
The Justice Department also inquired about the book to the publisher because of the concerns about the person’s access to classified information and possibly violating the law with publishing such information. “If the author is, in fact, a current or former ‘senior official’ in the Trump administration, publication of the book may violate that official’s legal obligations under one or more nondisclosure agreements,” Assistant Attorney General Joseph Hunt said in letter to the publisher.
From Washington Examiner:
Following the publication of the New York Times piece, a multitude of Trump administration officials denied being the author amid feverish speculation, including Vice President Mike Pence, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump labeled the author “gutless” and questioned whether a “so-called ‘senior administration official'” even existed.
This comes at the same time as the report that the White House is cutting 70 Obama holdovers from the NSC, according to the Washington Examiner.
President Trump is making good on his promises to “drain the swamp” and cut Obama-era holdovers from his staffs, especially the critical and recently controversial National Security Council.
Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama, who had fattened the staff to 200.
Many were loaners from other agencies and have been sent back. Others left government work.
HT: Daily Caller