‘Why should CNN keep you on the payroll?’ Cuomo demands answers from ‘liar’ Miles Taylor
Miles Taylor, who is the ex-chief of staff in the Department of Homeland Security, outed himself as the presidential critic from inside the administration known only as “Anonymous.” Taylor penned an op-ed, and a book criticizing the Trump administration. He claimed to be part of the resistance from within the White House. He’s also a proven liar as he has previously stated he was not “Anonymous” and Chris Cuomo is ticked over it.
Cuomo’s anger and his slamming Taylor for lying are understandable because he lied to CNN and made them look bad and untrustworthy as a media source. Taylor’s apology did not seem to satisfy Cuomo either.
“When asked by Anderson whether I was ‘Anonymous’ during that time period, I said what I was going to do,” Taylor stated. “I temporarily denied it. But I’ve always said I would ultimately come out under my own name.”
“That said, I owe Anderson Cooper a beer, I owe him a mea culpa, and the same thing for other reporters who at the same time period asked me, ‘Are you Anonymous?’ and I said no,” Taylor added. When denying that he was ‘Anonymous’ to Cooper, Taylor said: “I wear a mask for two things, Anderson, Halloween and pandemics. So, no.”
For a change, Cuomo asking whether CNN should fire Taylor or not is an excellent question. But I’m sure they’ll find a way. Since Taylor lied previously, chances are he’s still lying.
Not only is the guy a bald-faced liar, he’s also a criminal according to Trump. President Trump is calling for him to be prosecuted. He nailed Taylor during a campaign rally in Goodyear, AZ, by referring to him as a “low-level staffer, a sleazebag, who’s never worked in the White House.”
“The whole thing was just one more giant hoax from the Washington swamp and a corrupt special interest group,” Trump said at the rally. “I’ll tell you what – this guy, in my opinion, should be prosecuted. He should be prosecuted. The left-wing media and the swamp are doing everything in their power to try to stop us.”
Taylor came forward just six days before the election.
Donald Trump is a man without character. It’s why I wrote “A Warning”…and it’s why me & my colleagues have spoken out against him (in our own names) for months. It’s time for everyone to step out of the shadows. My statement: https://t.co/yuhTgZ4bkq
— Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) October 28, 2020
In his 2018 op-ed for the New York Times, Taylor said he was one of several officials “working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.” In 2019, he wrote a book entitled: “A Warning” as “Anonymous,” detailing alleged discord within the Trump administration.
….associated with this FRAUD on the American people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020
Taylor resigned from his role at the Department of Homeland Security in June 2019. He took a public policy role with Google later that year and became a CNN contributor last month.
Trump slammed Taylor’s affiliations. “His phony book was just passed on fake articles and left-wing outlets,” Trump added. “He worked with the, listen to this, the fake news New York Times, and he’s an employee of Google. Isn’t that nice?”
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) October 28, 2020
Trump reiterated his accusation that top tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google have engaged in selective censorship of content on their platforms. Top executives for these social media outlets appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee to discuss potential changes to Section 230, a provision that protects them from liability for third-party posts. “They were very nervous in front of the Senate,” Trump said regarding their testimony. “Without Section 230, they don’t even exist.”
It looks like they are also behind a great deal of the smear campaigns against President Trump. That’s called collusion.
“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 according to CNN.
“Issuing my critiques without attribution forced the President to answer them directly on their merits or not at all, rather than creating distractions through petty insults and name-calling,” Taylor added. “I wanted the attention to be on the arguments themselves.”