The hunt is on for the senior official behind the anonymous New York Times op-ed that labeled Donald Trump 'amoral' as the president demanded the paper name the author for 'national security reasons'.
Top White House aides cancelled meetings on Wednesday to come up with a list of roughly a dozen people they suspect of writing the incendiary piece, according to The Washington Post.
As officials launched the fight back, Trump announced on Twitter he was 'draining the Swamp' but 'the Swamp is fighting back'. 'Don't worry, we will win!' he added. The president reacted to the column with 'volcanic anger' and was 'absolutely livid' at what he considered an act of treason, two sources told the Post.
Earlier, he unleashed a blistering attack on the New York Times and questioned whether the senior White House official behind an anonymous op-ed published Wednesday really exists.
'Does the so-called 'Senior Administration Official' really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source?' Trump tweeted hours after the newspaper published a brutal opinion essay that the newspaper said was written by one of his senior-level appointees.
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