Anonymous WH Official Who Wrote Infamous NYT ‘Resistance’ Op-Ed Set To Write A Tell-All Book: Report
The world was taken by storm just a year ago when an anonymous White House official took to the New York Times to write an op-ed denouncing Donald Trump and called for a resistance against the administration.
Now, according to The Washington Post, that anonymous official is getting set to release a tell-all book.
The release of the book could finally reveal who the anonymous official is, given he or she likely would have had to write the book after leaving the White House.
The book, titled, “A WARNING,” is being called “an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency” that goes into more significant detail than the Times column had.
In The Times piece, the official called Trump “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective,” and said, “his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.”
Many names have been tossed around as to who was behind the scathing op-ed. Many speculate that it was Gen. John Kelly, then-chief of staff to the president.
Those senior officials who have left the administration but haven’t yet written a book include Kirstjen Nielsen, who fought frequently with Trump and his agenda. John Bolton also recently left the administration and Rick Perry is on his way out.
But the list goes on.
There’s also former White House Counsel Don McGahn, who frequently clashed with the president for telling him he couldn’t do illegal things. Kevin Hassett similarly left the White House recently.
According to The Post, the identity of the official will still be kept anonymous even with the release of the book, which is set to hit stores on November 19.
“The author is being represented by Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn of Javelin, the same literary agents who represented fired FBI director James B. Comey and former White House aide Cliff Sims for their memoirs from their time in the Trump administration. The book was acquired by Sean Desmond, Twelve’s publisher,” The Post reported.
“There obviously will be those who want the author to reveal themselves publicly, but there are good reasons for that not to happen,” Latimer said. “The author feels their identity is almost irrelevant because there is scarcely a sentiment expressed in this book that is not shared by numerous others who have served and continue to serve this administration at its highest levels.”
“The author could have received a seven-figure advance for writing this book,” a cagey Latimer also said. “But ‘A WARNING’ was not written for financial reasons. The author sees this as an act of conscience and of duty, which is why the author refused any advance and is donating a substantial portion of any royalties to charities that protect those seeking the truth around the world.”