US: US President Donald Trump called on the Department of Justice to investigate The New York Times’ publication of an anonymous, anti-Trump column by an author identified as a “senior administration official”. Trump said that the column suggested that members of the administration were working against him.

Trump tweeted, “Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!”

Citing national security concerns, Trump called on DOJ to probe the matter further.

The op-ed which has had Trump angered states, “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous. But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.