A former Trump administration official who wrote a 2018 New York Times op-ed and a subsequent book critical of President Donald Trump is Miles Taylor, he revealed in a statement to CNN.
Taylor said that he wanted to force Trump to respond to the charges he was leveling without the ability to attack the messenger specifically.
“Much has been made of the fact that these writings were published anonymously. The decision wasn’t easy, I wrestled with it, and I understand why some people consider it questionable to levy such serious charges against a sitting President under the cover of anonymity. But my reasoning was straightforward, and I stand by it,” Taylor wrote.
He said he hoped other former administration officials will “find their conscience when they wake up tomorrow.”
“This guy is a low-level lowlife that I don’t know. I have no idea who he is,” Trump told a campaign rally crowd in Arizona.