Bannon Thinks Up to a Dozen Administration Officials Are Behind Anonymous NYT Op-ed

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Posted: Sep 11, 2018 8:50 AM
Bannon Thinks Up to a Dozen Administration Officials Are Behind Anonymous NYT Op-ed

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Monday he does not believe the anonymous New York Times op-ed is the work of one individual, but was a collective work by up to a dozen officials.

“I don’t think there’s any one author,” he told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on "The Ingraham Angle." “There are many voices in there … I think that’s a much broader conspiracy than people think. I think it’s probably six to a dozen people.”

Bannon called the piece “absolutely outrageous” and encouraged the Trump administration to figure out the people responsible for it.

“I mean, there is a coup, like saying there was a coup by General McClellan and his senior leadership in the Union Army to try to thwart what Abraham Lincoln wanted to do in the civil war. You have the exact type of coup right now,” he said in reference to the Union Army commander who Lincoln fired because he did not follow orders. “What was said in that anonymous letter was absolutely outrageous. And I think the president ought to make immediate and direct action to find out who the conspirators are.”

On Friday, President Trump said he knows of “four or five” people who could’ve been behind the op-ed, which described a plot within his administration of “many” senior officials who are “working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

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