The editorial section, which is separate from the news section, would not have published an anonymous op-ed without the consent of the publisher and a consensus among editorial page editors that the views expressed about President Trump needed to be heard.
"We did not. From the beginning of our tenure, we have insisted that the entire IC (intelligence community) remain focused on our mission to provide the president and policymakers with the best intelligence possible". The denials and condemnations came in from far and wide: Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and secretary of defence Jim Mattis denied authorship on a visit to India; interior secretary Ryan Zinke chimed in from American Samoa.
"The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do", he tweeted on Thursday morning.
The writer describes the president as "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective".
On Wednesday, a senior Trump administration official wrote an anonymous op-ed in the Times in which they blasted the president's "amorality" and criticized him as anti-trade and anti-democracy.
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Reynold Pedros of Lyon, Japan boss Asako Takakura and Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman are in the running for best women's coach . It brought Ronaldo's nine-year Madrid stay to an end, having won four Champions League titles with them and as many Ballons d'Or.
Yet senior GOP lawmakers rejected the idea that the op-ed would damage Trump, insisting instead that it would help him during the midterms and in the 2020 presidential election.
Trump has been very upset and vocal about the article. Melania is concerned about how Donald is going to hold up, and with good reason.
Mr Trump has reportedly demanded that aides find out who wrote the piece.
In the statement, she also defends free speech but says the anonymous writer should "stand by their words", adding that "people have the right to be able to defend themselves". "To the writer of the oped - you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions".
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Near the end of his remarks, James, who also has a contract with Nike, said he supports "anybody who believes in change". In short, Trump says the ad sends "a bad message".
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the author was "not putting country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people".
While speculation ran rampant, administration officials began denying it. Pence's office issued a forceful statement, saying the vice president puts his name on opinions. His deputy chief of staff said Pence's office is "above such amateur acts".
President Trump hit back on social media tweeting "TREASON?", and later cast doubt over the piece's authenticity.
Regarding the writer's identity, he said it "may not be a Republican, it may not be a conservative, it may be a deep state person who has been there for a long time".
"You should not be lapping up the benefits of being a senior administration official, no doubt while scouting for lucrative opportunities for when you leave your post", she said.
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Bell's agent, Adisa Bakari, told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday morning that Bell will "get there when he's there". Bell has been with the Steelers since getting by them in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
"It seems unlikely to me this person is a holdover when the person is praising the tax cuts - praising deregulation, talking about the fact that they like many things that happened", Berman told the stonefaced Trump defender.