A former United States Homeland Security official during the President’s Administration Donald Trump, has confessed his identity after publishing an article in 2018 under the pseudonym ‘Anonymous’ in the American newspaper ‘The New York Times’, in which he criticized the president and revealed a “resistance” within the Administration to curb Trump’s impulses .
Miles Taylor, former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, for its acronym in English), published a statement on Wednesday explaining why it published the controversial text in 2018, declaring part of the “resistance” that was working to thwart Trump’s worst inclinations, according to reports. American television network CNN.
In this sense, the former official has assured that he wanted to force Trump to give explanations without being able to attack the messenger, while the president himself described as “treason” the words published in the newspaper and even urged then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the matter.
“I saw Donald Trump demonstrate that he is a man without character, and his personal flaws have resulted in leadership failures so significant that they can be measured in American lives lost“, explained Taylor in reference to the reasons why he decided to publish the article and, later, a book.
In the article published in the American media, Taylor spoke of a “silent resistance” that tried, from within the Government, “to frustrate part of (Trump’s) agenda and his worst inclinations.” “I am one of them,” said Taylor, for whom the first obligation of any official is to protect the interests of the country over those of the president.
In this sense, he considered that “the root of the problem is the president’s amorality” and his “erratic” behavior and regretted the “wrong impulses” of the president that sometimes, they go “against the commerce and against the democracy”.
Miles Taylor He worked at DHS from 2017 to 2019 and became chief of staff to former department secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, widely criticized for overseeing a policy on the U.S. southern border that separated immigrant children from their parents.
Support for Biden
As a CNN collaborator in the electoral campaign prior to the presidential elections on November 3, in which Trump is opting for re-election for a second term, Taylor has openly criticized the President’s Administration and declared his support for the Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden.
After the publication of the text, Trump demanded that the newspaper, through his Twitter account, reveal the identity of the person who signed it, even doubting that the high-ranking official who supposedly had written it “really existed” Article.
“If the cowardly anonymous person really exists, the ‘Times’ must for reasons of national security, hand him / her over to the Government immediately,” asked the president, who asked his team at the White House to investigate possible leaks.