Joe diGenova, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, claimed to 105.9 WMAL on Monday the anonymous White House official who wrote the New York Times op-ed describing how they were resisting President Trump from within had been identified and will be leaving their job soon.
"I am told that soon there will someone else leaving the White House, who wrote that article. Apparently they have identified 'anonymous' and we were told that – Victoria and I were at dinner with a senior government official last week — and we were told that by this person they have, in fact, identified 'anonymous,'" diGenova said.
DiGenova said he was unable to provide anymore details on what he was told out of fear of outing his source, but "anonymous" will be leaving the White House soon.
JUST NOW: Joe diGenova tells us a senior admin official told him the White House has identified the "Anonymous" NY Times writer, and that person's departure is expected shortly.— Vince Coglianese (@VinceCoglianese) February 10, 2020
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The anonymous White House official who first wrote the op-ed in 2018 made waves for being so brazen in their admittance of resisting Trump while working for him.
The official wrote they want Trump and some of his policies to succeed, "but we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic," adding, "From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims."