‘Lodestar’: Who is the anonymous author of the bombshell NYT op-ed?

The New York Times published an opinion column written by an anonymous “senior official in the Trump administration,” a rare move that's sparked theories as to who the author might be.

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Lodestar. Treason. Sleeper cells.

These are just a few of the terms being tossed around a day after the New York Times published an opinion column written by an anonymous “senior official in the Trump administration.” The unsigned author claimed to be part of a secret “resistance,” operating inside and around the White House, that’s protecting the nation from the president’s “more misguided impulses.”

“It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room,” the author wrote. “We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.”

The column reportedly elicited “volcanic anger” from President Donald Trump, who responded on Wednesday with a one-word tweet: “TREASON?”

The Failing New York Times! pic.twitter.com/SHsXvYKpBf

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
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