Author of 'Anonymous' Op-Ed Revealed as Former DHS Chief of Staff Miles Taylor

Headline Roundup October 29th, 2020

Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff and CNN contributor Miles Taylor revealed himself to be the “senior administration official” who anonymously criticized President Donald Trump in a 2018 New York Times op-ed and a subsequent book. In a statement released to CNN, Taylor called on Republicans to “put country over party, even if that means supporting Trump's Democratic opponent.” Taylor denied being the anonymous author on CNN shortly before he was hired as a CNN contributor. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany sharply criticized Taylor on Wednesday, calling him “a liar and a coward.” President Trump told supporters in Arizona that “in my opinion [Taylor] should be prosecuted.”

Coverage in right-rated outlets tended to focus on criticisms of Taylor and accusations that he lied about authoring the anonymous op-ed. Coverage in left-rated outlets tended to focus on Taylor’s announcement itself.

Author of 'Anonymous' Op-Ed Revealed as Former DHS Chief of Staff Miles Taylor

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Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, was the anonymous author of The New York Times Op-Ed article in 2018 whose description of President Trump as “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective” roiled Washington and set off a hunt for his identity, Mr. Taylor confirmed Wednesday.

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Miles Taylor reveals he is the “Anonymous” Trump Administration insider and now faces harsh backlash from President Trump and others on all sides.

Miles Taylor, former Department of Homeland Security official for the Trump Administration, revealed today that he’s the individual who anonymously authored the scathing opinion piece in The New York Times about what he describes as President Trump’s failed leadership and perilous presidency. Taylor later followed up that September 2018 NYT op-ed with a book about the Trump White House titled A Warning. Both the op-ed and the...

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“Anonymous,” the unnamed author who, while part of President Donald Trump’s administration, wrote a New York Times op-ed sharply criticizing him, revealed his identity Wednesday as Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff to a former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Taylor also authored “A Warning,” a book that anonymously criticized the president from the perspective of a member of the Trump administration. Taylor revealed his identity Wednesday in a Medium post.

“I saw Donald Trump prove he is a man without character, and his personal defects have...

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