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Entertainment Miles Taylor Denied Being 'Anonymous' to CNN's Anderson Cooper Two Months Ago (Video)

04:00  29 october  2020
04:00  29 october  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

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But Mr. Taylor , who had repeatedly denied being Anonymous , did not reveal himself to be the author of The Op-Ed pages of The Times are managed separately from the news department, which was never He has been on personal leave from the company for the past several months after endorsing Mr “More than two years ago , I published an anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times

Taylor previously denied he was Anonymous . Mr Taylor appeared on CNN in August and said he did not know the identity of Anonymous . When host Anderson Cooper asked him if he was Anonymous , Mr Taylor replied: "I wear a mask for two things, Anderson , Halloween and a pandemic".

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Miles Taylor, the former Department of Homeland Security official who revealed on Wednesday that he was the anonymous Trump administration official who wrote the "I Am Part of the Resistance" op-ed last year and its subsequent book, denied on-air two months ago that he was "Anonymous."

"There was an op-ed, a book, by someone calling themselves Anonymous. Are you aware of who that is?" Anderson Cooper asked Taylor, who is also a CNN contributor, in August.

"I'm not," Taylor said. "Look, that was a parlor game that happened in Washington, D.C., of a lot of folks trying to think of who that might be. I've got my own thoughts about who that might be, but I want my focus to be on the president and I certainly don't want to–"

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Taylor — who had previously denied he was “ Anonymous ” Taylor , a paid CNN contributor since last month , was DHS chief of staff for less than a year and left the department in November 2019. So, no,” Taylor told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper . Many Trump allies speculated that The Times

CNN ' s Anderson Cooper talks with Miles Taylor , a former Department of Homeland Security official in the Trump administration, about why he called Fox host Lou Dobbs Trump's "shadow chief of staff."


Video: President Trump reacts to anonymous New York Times essay (USA TODAY)

"You're not Anonymous?" Cooper said.

"I wear a mask for two things, Anderson: Halloweens and pandemics. So, no," Taylor responded.

But after months of speculation, Taylor revealed in a Medium post published on Wednesday that he was the author of the anonymous op-ed and book, "A Warning."

"Make no mistake: I am a Republican, and I wanted this President to succeed," Taylor wrote. "That's why I came into the Administration with John Kelly, and it's why I stayed on as Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security. But too often in times of crisis, I saw Donald Trump prove he is a man without character, and his personal defects have resulted in leadership failures so significant that they can be measured in lost American lives."

It didn't take long for President Trump to weigh in on the revelation.

"Who is Miles Taylor? Said he was 'anonymous', but I don't know him – never even heard of him," Trump tweeted on Wednesday, adding that he thought the op-ed was a "scam" and that everybody "associated with this FRAUD on the American people" should be fired.

Insider Report: Author reveals himself after years - Trump calls for an attack .
After more than two years, the author of a critical insider report about US President Donald Trump has revealed himself. Miles Taylor, ex-chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that he wrote the article that appeared in the New York Times in September 2018 under the pseudonym “Anonymous”. Trump is "a man without character". He hoped that other former government officials would "find their conscience when they get up tomorrow" and speak up too.

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