Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

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Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#1 Post by y2kjbk » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:04 pm

Discuss.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#2 Post by Randomizer » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:34 pm

CNN listed 13 suspects including Ivana and Jared Kushner. Probably someone lower down than Kelly because when Trump finds out he or she is fired.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#3 Post by TrPrado » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:47 pm

Could’ve been Don McGahn now that he has nothing to lose.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#4 Post by y2kjbk » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:56 pm

But it's exactly that he has nothing to lose that would make this article lose its clout. It would have to be someone high up enough to make the NYT sure they wanted to go along with publishing this Op-Ed anonymously, and that it would ultimately have major impact when we ultimately find out the real source when Trump is on his last legs.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#5 Post by y2kjbk » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:58 pm

I see Kelly as someone who snuck in when Reince Priebus ran from the fire, and hasn't actually been the Trump enabler that he appears to be in public, while also being able to inspire others to want to join the "resistance from within".

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#6 Post by Randomizer » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:17 pm

The denials have already started from senior staff that they wrote it with calls for lie detector testing. Not that either are reliable.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#7 Post by y2kjbk » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:20 pm

I would think at least some members of this resistance would be among the first to deny writing the Op-Ed, including the person who wrote it.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#8 Post by y2kjbk » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:22 pm

And I'm sure the resistance had a play in administering the lie detector tests.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#9 Post by Tom Bombadil » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:09 pm

I’m pretty sure the Donald himself wrote the article as part of his ongoing Sméagol / Gollum type internal struggle

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#10 Post by y2kjbk » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:21 am

His smeagol still doesn't have the vocabulary used in the article.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#11 Post by Randomizer » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:17 am

Besides it's longer than 140 characters.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#12 Post by y2kjbk » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:23 pm

280 now.

At this point, there is a massive list of officials that have denied writing the Op-Ed, with the only conspicuous name absent with no response as John Kelly.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#13 Post by Randomizer » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:32 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/07/politics ... index.html

Trump wants a criminal investigation into criticism of him. I'm waiting for the executive order to retroactively make Trump opposition a crime. Then no matter what happens in the November election he can jail the Democrats in Congress and all his Republican enemies he will no longer needs.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#14 Post by y2kjbk » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:30 am

Kelly is the writer unless Woodward is a liar.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#15 Post by Durga » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:08 am

This writer is an idiot. Publishing this article just makes it harder for all the staffers to do what he or she thinks is good work.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#16 Post by Durga » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:09 am

y2kjbk wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:23 pm
280 now.

At this point, there is a massive list of officials that have denied writing the Op-Ed, with the only conspicuous name absent with no response as John Kelly.
I don't know... Wouldn't you deny it even if you wrote it?

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#17 Post by Telamor » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:15 pm

A friend of mine pointed out that Pence's response was that the Op-ed didn't come from the office of the VP. Which doesn't mean it didn't come from him just that he and his staff didn't produce it in any official capacity.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#18 Post by Randomizer » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:57 pm

Pence is the only safe official since he was elected and can only be removed by impeachment. Everyone else can get fired.

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Re: Theory: John Kelly wrote the NYT Op-Ed

#19 Post by y2kjbk » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:16 pm

Time will tell. Pence wouldn't write it because his entire political future depends on being Trump's ally through and through until Trump is gone.

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