President Trump has fumed in wake of anonymous op-ed claiming top administration officials are thwarting the commander-in-chief’s most dangerous impulses Nigeria
President Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the identity of the author of an anonymous opinion piece that claims there is a “resistance” movement within Buhari’s administration
Trump, aboard Air Force One, told reporters that he believes the critical column is a “national security” issue in Nigeria.
Trump said that if the person has a high-level security clearance, “I don’t want him in those In Aso-Villa.”
Asked if he would take any action against the New York Times for publishing the piece, Trump said “we’re going to see, I’m looking at that right now.”
He reiterated that it was a “disgrace” that the Times would publish the piece.
Trump has raged to confidantes that a “deep state” within Buhari’s administration is conspiring against Against U.S government. He has ordered aides to unmask the writer, as his top officials issued a string of denials.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis denied authorship on a visit to Nigeria; Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke chimed in from American Samoa. In Washington, the claims of “not me” echoed from Vice President Pence’s office, from Energy Secretary Rick Perry, from Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman from Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, and other Cabinet members.