Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Response To NYT Op-Ed Is Possible Ethics Violation

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since Wednesday, you’ve heard about the searing op-ed written by an anonymous senior level Trump administration official which called into question the President’s fitness for carrying out his duties. The piece also said that there is a group of administration officials who are secretly working to frustrate the President’s worst instincts.

Of course, the fallout has been intense, with both members of the administration as well as the New York Times coming under fire from the President himself as well as other officials within the White House.

Well, on Thursday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted this statement…

NOTE: We chose to white out the phone number she unceremoniously posted.

The full text can be seen below…

“The media’s wild obsession with the identity of the anonymous coward is recklessly tarnishing the reputation of thousands of great Americans who proudly serve our country and work for President Trump. Stop. If you want to know who this gutless loser is, call the opinion desk of the failing NYT.”

She posted the phone number before continuing…

“They are the only ones complicit in this deceitful act. We stand united together and fully support our President Donald J. Trump.”

But that wasn’t the end of the story. 

Richard Painter, who was a chief ethics lawyer in the Bush administration, fired back, saying…

Many were in total agreement…

Others felt that perhaps, the New York Times should hit back…

But most just had harsh words for the Press Secretary…

Of course, it’s unlikely that this ethics violation will have any consequences because it’s 2018 and nothing matters.

H/T: Twitter, Newsweek, New York Times