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Politics White House denounces book by 'Anonymous' author claiming to be official as fiction

01:40  09 november  2019
01:40  09 november  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Trump admin targets soon-to-be-published insider book by 'Anonymous'

  Trump admin targets soon-to-be-published insider book by 'Anonymous' 'A Warning' — expected to be highly critical of the president — is set to hit bookshelves later this month."Our author knows that the President is determined to unmask whistleblowers who may be in his midst. That's one of the reasons 'A WARNING' was written," the literary agency, Javelin, said in a statement, referring to the soon-to-be-published book. "But we support the publisher in its resolve that the administration's effort to intimidate and expose the senior official who has seen misconduct at the highest levels will not prevent this book from moving forward.

The White House is denouncing the book written by the author of an anonymous New York Times op-ed, saying the book claiming to contain inside The book reportedly describes the author ’s experience working in the Trump White House , echoing concerns raised by others in the past around

An unnamed senior administration official denounced President Trump in a New York Times Op-Ed last White House officials did not respond to an email asking whether Mr. Trump had directed the Justice The idea for a book grew out of the Op-Ed, and it is scheduled to be published this month.

The White House is denouncing the book written by the author of an anonymous New York Times op-ed, saying the book claiming to contain inside knowledge of the Trump White House is "fiction" and the author is a "coward."

a castle on a cloudy day: The American flag flies over the White House in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2019.© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, FILE The American flag flies over the White House in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2019.

The book reportedly describes the author’s experience working in the Trump White House, echoing concerns raised by others in the past around comments from the president that are seen as derogatory toward women or immigrants.

In the excerpts, the author describes the president as “out-of-control,” claims claim senior officials considered resigning en masse in protest of the president’s actions, and accuses the president of making crass comments about women and making derogatory statements about women that cross the southern border looking for asylum.

The Justice Department is fishing for details about the anonymous ‘resistance’ op-ed writer

  The Justice Department is fishing for details about the anonymous ‘resistance’ op-ed writer The author, identified only as “a senior official in the Trump administration,” is set to release a tell-all book this month.The author of the column, whose identity has remained a secret for more than a year, has also written a tell-all book that will publish this month — and Assistant Attorney General Joseph H. Hunt wants proof that the writer is not bound by a government nondisclosure agreement.

The author claims many other current and former administration officials share his or her views. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham derided the book as a “work of fiction ” and its anonymous author as a “coward.” Trump denounced it at the time as treasonous.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a ceremony to present the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to Rick Rescorla in the East Room of the White House , Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). More.

The White House denounced the book on Friday, saying it can’t be trusted as accurate because the author won’t put their name on it.

“The coward who wrote this book didn’t put their name on it because it is nothing but lies. Real authors reach out to their subjects to get things fact checked – but this person is in hiding, making that very basic part of being a real writer impossible. Reporters who choose to write about this farce should have the journalistic integrity to cover the book as what it is – a work of fiction,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

The book titled “A Warning” isn’t scheduled to publish until Nov. 19 but the Washington Post and other organizations have published excerpts. ABC News has not independently reviewed or corroborated material in the book.

The publisher says the author is the same anonymous writer identified as a senior administration official that wrote an op-ed in The New York Times last year describing a “resistance” within the administration working to block parts of Trump’s agenda they saw as harmful for the country. The publisher has not been confirmed if the author is still working in the Trump administration.

5 books not to miss: 'Anonymous' Trump book, 'A Warning;' 'The Confession Club;' 'Strange Planet' .
An anonymous senior Trump administration official sounds the alarm in "A Warning," and David Baldacci thrills with his latest Atlee Pine book.1. “A Warning,” by Anonymous (Twelve, nonfiction, on sale Nov.

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