Update: Dan Coats, US DNI, Denies He is the Anonymous NY-T’s Op-Ed Writer
US President Donald Trump’s Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Thursday that speculation that he or his deputy wrote the anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times is “patently false.”
His office released a statement: “Speculation that The New York Times op-ed was written by me or my Principal Deputy is patently false. We did not. From the beginning of our tenure, we have insisted that the entire IC remain focused on our mission to provide the President and policymakers with the best intelligence possible.”
Dan Coats, US Director of National Intelligent ‘Fingered’ as Anonymous Op-Ed Writer
- America’s Top Intelligence Officer fingered as ‘Anonymous’
- The is a ‘Deep State’ in the US, and it is a very dangerous lot!
The noose tightens and the anonymous author if the NY-Ts anti-Trump Op-Ed’s author has been narrowed down.
The un-named ‘Top” level administration official who wrote the opinion piece for The New York Times speaking about the White House under President Donald Trump,has been fingered as none other Director of National Intelligence
Dan Coats,75 anni, a quiet member of the Brennan-Comey gang, and was closely aligned with the late John McCain (R-AZ)
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said during his news program, that he thinks Mr. Coats was inspired by his friend, late Senator John McCain who was specifically praised by name in the opinion piece.
“The New York Times says the author of the piece approached the newspaper through an intermediary recently,” said Mr. O’Donnell. “Dan Coats might have finally decided that what John McCain would do, or what he would want Dan Coats to do, would be to tell the American people the truth of what they needed to know about the president of the United States.”
Mr. O’Donnell said he came to Mr. Coats’ name following a process of elimination that left behind the names of Coats, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Ms. Haley, he continued, works in New York City, not the White House, and in his opinion, both she and Secretary Pompeo want to have a continued future in Republican politics and are loyal to President Trump.
“The op-ed piece has a heavy emphasis on foreign policy,” said Mr. O’Donnell, referring to a section claiming President Trump shows a preference for dictators like Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Both have said that Russians directed by Vladimir Putin did attack our election,” said Mr. O’Donnell.
In addition, he noted, both Secretary Pompeo and Mr. Coats are former congressmen who have successfully run for federal office, and the opinion piece has the “flow” of a campaign speech against President Trump.
“Only 1 of them has no expectation of ever making a campaign speech again in his life,” said Mr. O’Donnell, “which leaves us with Dan Coats, who knows the Director of National Intelligence is his last job in government.”
Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied being the author of a damning, anonymous op-ed in the NY-T’s about President Donald Trump, calling it “sad.”
“It’s not mine,” Pompeo said in New Delhi.
Sack Dan Coats and Drum him Out, Mr. President!