Sarah Sanders attacks media’s ‘wild obsession’ with identity of anonymous op-ed writer

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has attacked the news media’s “wild obsession” with discovering who wrote the anonymous New York Times op-ed that claims top Trump administration officials are actively working to subvert the president.
Ms Sanders claims that the press’ inures is “tarnishing the reputation of thousands of Americans who proudly serve our country and work for President [Donald] Trump”, and suggests that anyone who wants to know the author should call the New York Times’ opinion desk.

The source of the op-ed has been the subject of rife speculation since it was published on Wednesday, claiming that senior officials in the White House are "working diligently from within to frustrate parts of” the president’s agenda. The writer also claimed that the prospect of removing the president from office using the 25th Amendment had been discussed privately by some .
Soon after Ms Sanders published the newspaper’s opinion desk phone number, reporters and employees of the newspaper said they began receiving calls from people seeking to speak with the desk that green lit the op-ed
That included culture writer Sopan Deb, who tweeted just after noon that someone had called his land line at work and asked for the desk. Mr Deb joked that he was tempted to tell the caller that Mr Trump’s adult son, Donald Trump Jr, had actually written the op-ed trashing the president’s fitness for office.