The White House has managed to identify a person who anonymously wrote an op-ed in The New York Times in 2018 claiming to be a member of a group of government insiders whose goal is to “resist” President Trump, according to a friend of the administration.
Former U.S. district attorney Joe diGenova, who frequently defends the president on cable news programs, said Monday that a senior government official informed him that the Trump administration has identified the official behind the infamous “resistance” op-ed, which was published in the Times in 2018.
The person then went on to write a book, “A Warning” by Anonymous, that purported to reveal unflattering details about the administration. The book was published in November 2019.
“Remember that article in the New York Times by ‘Anonymous,’ which was written allegedly by someone inside the administration? I am told that soon there will be someone else leaving the White House who wrote that article,” he told WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall host Vince Coglianese on Monday.
“Apparently, they have identified ‘Anonymous,’ and we were told that — Victoria and I were at a dinner with a senior government official last week — and were told that by this person. They have, in fact, identified ‘Anonymous,'” diGenova said mentioning his wife and fellow attorney Victoria Toensing.
Asked if the person was a member of the National Security Council, which is currently being trimmed by the White House, diGenova said, “I don’t want to give out too much information and reveal the source of the information.”
“But,” he continued, “the bottom line is that somebody, according to this senior government official, somebody in the White House.
“So we’ll find out which part of the White House they were in,” he said.
“I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” the author wrote at the time, declaring that President Trump “continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.”
“Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office,” said the author.