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United States President Donald Trump calls on Dept of Justice to investigate New York Times article

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 September 2018, 9:42 IST

United States President Trump on Friday called on the Department of Justice to investigate an anonymous, anti-Trump publication on the leading daily 'The New York Times' by an author, who had been identified as a "senior administration official."

On September 6, Trump had called out the US leading daily to reveal the author behind the piece citing National security reasons.

In a tweet, Trump also questioned the existence of the author writing, "Does the so-called "Senior Administration Official" really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!"

Several senior Trump administration officials denied writing the recently published article which validated the book about Trump's presidency authored by veteran journalist Bob Woodward, where he claims that Trump's senior officials have concerns about his conduct and behaviour in the office.

"We have somebody in what I call the failing New York Times that's talking about he's part of the resistance inside the Trump administration. This is what we have to deal with. And you know the dishonest media ... But it's really a disgrace," Trump said.

(ANI)

First published: 8 September 2018, 9:42 IST
 
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