Former Trump Adviser Claims To Know Secret Author Behind Anti-Trump NYT Op-Ed

"In my mind, the author of this op-ed believes that she is a hero to the American people."

Michael Caputo
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Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo spoke to CNN on Sunday where he told host Fredericka Whitfield that he knows the identity of the person who wrote an anonymous anti-Trump New York Times op-ed by someone claiming to be a senior staff member at the White House.

“I'm fairly certain I know who it is,” he said. “I've been going through this parlor game like everybody else has, and I am also completely 100% certain that the person who wrote this is on the list of people who said they didn't write it.”

Whitfield asked who he suspected as the mystery writer, but Caputo declined to name the person, citing the advice of his attorney.

The CNN host said, “You said I think I know who this is based on certain language that was and you consulted your attorney and your attorney says don't reveal it?”

“Right. Based on language,” Caputo answered. “Based on the fact that I believe these kinds of people leave a trail of crumbs when they are trying to deceive people around them. This is the way it is always is. And if the president looks at key departments of his government that has been purged of all Trump supporters that is a good place to start, and that actually exists. Trump supporters have been purged from this government for 18 months. Last week, I spent the evening with several friends of mine from the Trump campaign: all of them have been forced out of the Trump administration.”

“I don't think this person is in the White House,” he emphasized. “This person really has to be high up. It's got to be a deputy, secretary-level, or higher, otherwise The New York Times is misleading people.”

Caputo speculated that this person has ties to Congress, claiming that “this op-ed is one step closer not just to impeachment but conviction.”

He concluded, “I think, first of all, this person will never admit it. In my mind, the author of this op-ed believes that she is a hero to the American people.”

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H/T RealClearPolitics

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