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Politics Anonymous ‘Resistance Inside the Trump Administration’ Guy Is Former DHS Staffer

01:40  29 october  2020
01:40  29 october  2020 Source:   nymag.com

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Former Department of Homeland Security official Miles Taylor on Wednesday revealed himself as “ Anonymous ,” the author of an op-ed vowing resistance to President Trump . Taylor — who had previously denied he was “ Anonymous ” — triggered intense speculation about the identity fo the

Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump ’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall. The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from

Two years ago, the New York Times published an anonymous op-ed from a figure who described himself as “part of the resistance inside the Trump administration.” In the confession, he described how some staffers would work “diligently from within to frustrate parts of [the president’s] agenda and his worst inclinations.” When the op-ed was published, it was met with an abundance of speculation over the source and a bounty of ridicule over a self-important stunt from an apparatchik whose main concern was the style, not the substance, of an administration he still wanted “to succeed.”

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Though the derision will live on, the speculation ended on Wednesday, when Miles Taylor, the ex-chief of staff for the former Department of Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen, came forward as the author of the op-ed. President Trump aptly summarized the feeling that many had expecting a more notable “senior administration official,” as the Times described him. “Who is Miles Taylor?” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “Said he was ‘anonymous’, but I don’t know him — never even heard of him.” As is common when the president makes such a statement, Taylor then provided pictures of himself with Trump:

Donald Trump made many promises in 2016 and early in his term. Which has he kept and what is he still working on?

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Anonymous Trump Administration Official Claims Staffers Are Working to 'Thwart' the President. In a New York Times op-ed headlined “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration ” and published Wednesday, the unnamed author wrote that “many of the senior officials in his own

Anonymous acknowledges that there is something strange about Trump ’s obsequious relationship with Vladimir Putin but has no definitive ideas By way of explanation for its surprising blandness, the author explains early on that too many details could compromise national security or help blow the

For those who aren’t familiar with his work since leaving the administration in June 2019, Taylor is now employed as the head of national security relations for Google, and has helped organize other Republicans to campaign against Trump and endorse Joe Biden, as he did shortly before the Republican National Convention.

While the tone of his initial letter was defined by its self-congratulatory rhetoric, the decision to come forward shifted more to a theme of self-serving. In the second sentence of his tweet coming forward, Taylor mentioned the book he wrote of his time in an administration stocked with “lieutenants [that] were alarmed by his instability,” but not by policies like the separation of migrant children, the Muslim travel ban, and the turning back of asylum seekers. According to DHS emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, Taylor helped workshop talking points for Nielsen during the public outcry over family separation in 2018, including discussions about spinning a policy that placed migrant children in cages as a “Protecting Children Narrative.” Taylor’s decision also appears conveniently timed to maximize his own exposure: The outing comes just a week before he can no longer leverage the position of a Biden-voting Republican and a few months after the publication of his paperback, when sales tend to slow down.

It’s unclear how the merger of Taylor’s public anti-Trump Republicanism and his private facilitation of one of the administration’s most horrendous policies will impact his successful return to polite society. Last October, some of his coworkers at Google filed a petition calling for his firing, describing him as “complicit in helping Nielsen tear apart thousands of immigrant families.”

In Last-Minute Swing through Key States, DHS and ICE Are Making the Case for Donald Trump’s Re-Election .
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