Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff of the Department of Homeland Security, came forward in August to attack President Donald Trump’s leadership. He said on Wednesday that he was an “anonymous person,” a senior administrative official, and he wrote stern columns and books about the Trump White House.
Taylor said in a post on the “media” entitled “Why I am no longer anonymous” that he wrote this anthology to allow the White House to focus on what he said about the danger that Trump poses to the country. Instead of focusing on him.
“This decision was not easy, I struggled with it, and I understand why some people think it is problematic to make such a severe accusation against the incumbent, anonymous president. But my reason is simple, I support this decision.”
Trump campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley (Hogan Gidley) called the announcement “the most impressive and coldest political “reveal” ever. I worked with DHS officials when I was in the White House, and even I We must also study who Miles Taylor is. He is just another standard question, the swamp brothers in Washington, DC.”
In the original “New York Times” column, Taylor wrote: “Many senior officials in his administration” are fighting Trump internally and “frustrating part of his agenda and worst tendencies.”
The author, who asked not to be named, wrote: “We will do everything we can to guide the government in the right direction until it ends in some way.” “We are fully aware of what is happening. Even Donald Trump No, we are also trying to do the right thing.”
Trump accused the author of treason and asked then Attorney General Jeff Sessions to find out who the author was.
At the Department of Homeland Security, Taylor signed a memorandum of decision in early May 2018 to refer his family to the Department of Justice for prosecution and separation. He was then Secretary-General Kirstjen Nielsen’s chief of staff. Since then, he has appeared in the media and has been responsible for the results of the policy. The American Association of Pediatricians described it as “torture” and “government-sanctioned child abuse” by human rights physicians, and accused the Justice Department and Trump of exerting pressure. Nielsen signed the agreement.
He told Noticias Telemundo in August: “People like me should do more.”
Taylor publicly opposed Trump for the first time in August, and supported Joe Biden as president in an ad broadcast during the Democratic National Convention. In an essay published in the “Washington Post”, he claimed that “due to the direct actions of the President, the security of the country has decreased.” Trump attacked Taylor in a tweet, calling him “really’stiff'” while also claiming that he “never heard of him.”
Taylor left the government in July last year, but in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper in August, he denied that he was anonymous. He said: “I have my own ideas about who might be,” but “I put on two masks for Halloween and the epidemic, so I didn’t.”
Taylor wrote on Wednesday that he is now moving forward to inspire others. “That’s why I am writing this letter-urging you If not, please speak up. I hope that more Trump officials will find their conscience soon, but your words are now more important than theirs. It’s time to stand up and uncover the moment of disharmony that has infected our public speech,” he wrote.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany condemned Taylor in a statement late Wednesday. He said: “This low-level, disgruntled former chief of staff is a liar and coward. They chose to remain anonymous rather than act. , And choose not to lead.”
Halle Jackson Contributed.