Attorney George Conway denied rumors that he and his wife, Kellyanne, who serves as counselor to the president, are the mysterious author and self-described senior White House official known only as “Anonymous.”
Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean accused the Conways of authoring the recent book A Warning and the 2018 article “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” both of which are attributed to “Anonymous,” who claims to be a high-level administration official who documented an alleged movement within the Trump cabinet to remove President Trump via the 25th Amendment.
Reading this piece while reading “A Warning” by Anonymous strongly suggests Anonymous is a collaboration of Kellyanne and George Conway. Similar style. Anonymous told Reddit yesterday that s/he will publicly identify before Nov. 3, 2020 — Election Day. https://t.co/GExEdBIOja— John Dean (@JohnWDean) November 27, 2019
George Conway responded succinctly:
I wish. But no. https://t.co/n6fuMYQhXL— George Conway (@gtconway3d) November 28, 2019
George Conway was considered by President Trump for the positions of solicitor general and assistant attorney general for the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. He has since become a fiercely vocal critic of the president, censuring the American head of state for his “shameless, and witless prevarication on virtually all topics.”
President Trump, in turn, has called Conway a “stone cold LOSER & husband from hell.”
Prior to becoming a member of the Trump administration, Kellyanne Conway was campaign manager for the real estate mogul during the 2016 election.
The book A Warning is a followup to the 2018 New York Times essay that described the alleged effort to remove Trump from within his own cabinet.
The White House has denounced the book, calling it a “work of fiction” and criticizing the author’s refusal to make his identity known.
“The coward who wrote this book didn’t put their name on it because it is nothing but lies,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. “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.”
In an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, Anonymous said he will reveal his identity before the 2020 election.
“Trump will hear from me, in my own name, before the 2020 election,” he declared, adding:
As far as anonymity is concerned, I will not keep my identity shrouded in secrecy forever. I am not afraid to use my own name to express concern about the current occupant of the Oval Office. Donald Trump has not heard the last of me. There is more to come. Other people who are currently serving, and who have left, are also considering adding their voices before votes are cast in 2020. We talk about this with some regularity. In the meantime, Trump must answer to the American people for his own conduct instead of redirecting their attention.
Reddit included a disclaimer that it was unable to verify whether the individual responding to redditors’ questions was in fact the book’s author but that the publisher assured that it was.
The author further defended his use of anonymity by referring to Founding Fathers such as Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, who used pseudonyms when writing The Federalist Papers in support of the U.S. Constitution.
One reddit user took issue with the comparison, writing:
You must realize that one of many differences between you and the authors of the Federalist Papers is that they were not arguing from authority. They were not saying they had special insight into the Constitution because of who they were. They offered arguments that were theoretically available to anyone who had read the Constitution. They used reason only.
You are doing something different. You are arguing from authority. Arguments from authority are not always invalid (for example, scientists saying that humans caused climate change are more credible viewers of Fox News), but they depend on knowing who the person is and what makes her an authority. You are saying we should trust you because you have special insight. But you don’t describe the nature of your insight. This makes your argument less tenable.
Anonymous also predicted that more insiders will speak out against the president under condition of anonymity in ensuing months.
“There are more potential whistleblowers; they just haven't made the decision to come forward yet. I assure you many people have witnessed the President's corruption,” he wrote. “They are hesitant to speak up because they see what he does to his critics.”
To date, more than 30 administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, have denied being the author of the NYT editorial and book.
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