Herman Cain floated the idea that perhaps the “anonymous NYT op-ed” piece was written by a NYT reporter, not by a WH insider.

At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist…maybe Herman Cain is on to something.

But why not use lie detector tests for WH staff for further clarification?

Via Washington Examiner.

Should President Trump need a model to use to track down leakers inside his administration like the “anonymous” insider who challenged his authority in a New York Times op-ed, he need go no further back than the Obama administration that prosecuted leakers and shutout the media.

According to reports at the time from even New York Times journalists, no administration was tougher on leakers and punishing to the media than Obama’s, a saga reinforced by reporters who have called Trump’s team more forthcoming.

Criticism of Obama’s attacks on the media and leakers did not just come in tweets and TV appearances by journalists but in an official report from the Committee to Protect Journalists, authored by former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr.

“This is the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered” said David E. Sanger, veteran chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times, in the report.

USA Today said of the report, it “portrays an administration gripped by strict policies about information flow and paranoid about leaks across all executive branch departments.”….

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  1. Shortall says:

    Yes, another good point-(points) by Shifra , I had to turn off most media yesterday as it should be obvious that any ass could have written the – op-ed editorial, how can intelligent people take it seriously when there is no verification. So many are bending over grabbing their ankles.

  2. Alain41 says:

    And Obama & Holder used NDAs to maintain silence. Have wanted Trump to void most, if not all, of Obama’s NDAs.

  3. Katharine the Great says:

    At the risk of sounding like a real dumáz, might I suggest just canning all senior executive officials who have held their position longer than, say, 2 years? In my opinion no one working for the government should ever feel as though they are irreplaceable.

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