Someone identified as a “prominent Republican donor” is reportedly offering a $50,000 reward for the identity of the person who claims to be a high-ranking member of President Donald Trump’s administration who penned an anonymous Op-Ed piece for the New York Times and claimed they were working to actively protect the country from some of the president’s actions.
Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative campus activist group Turning Point USA, went on Twitter early Thursday morning to announce the reward offer.
“Just got off the phone with a prominent Republican donor He is offering $50,000 cash to information that will lead to the identification and termination of the New York Times “anonymous” author Time to declare war on the deep state Anyone have info contact me directly.”
The reward offer comes in reaction to the Op-Ed published Wednesday and titled, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” The Times would only identify the writer as “a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us.”
As Written By The Washington Examiner:
Several top officials in President Trump’s administration are denying they wrote an opinion piece that was published in the New York Times on Wednesday.
The piece, which sent shockwaves through Washington, detailed how administration officials are working to undermine the president and questioned his ability to effectively lead the country.
“It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t,” the piece said.
The writer was granted anonymity and only identified by the paper as a “senior official in the Trump administration.”
Read A Full List Of Officials Who Have Denied Writing The Op-Ed: Here