Miles Taylor is branded a 'two-faced liar' after he denied being 'Anonymous'

Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor has been blasted as a ‘two-faced liar’ after he revealed himself to be the anonymous author of a controversial 2018 New York Times op-ed – just weeks after denying he was responsible for the bombshell anti- piece.

The article, published in September 2018, chronicled a resistance movement to the president within his own administration and described as, ‘impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.’

The identity of 'Anonymous' consumed the president and his aides for some time and became one of Washington's favorite guessing games.

Taylor revealed himself as the culprit on Twitter Wednesday afternoon ahead of an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper.

However, just weeks earlier in August, Taylor denied being the unnamed author when asked during an interview on the network with Anderson Cooper.

‘No I'm not [Anonymous] ... I've got my own thoughts on who that might be,’ Taylor said. ‘I wear a mask for two things: Halloween and pandemics. So no.’

The emphatic refutation has since come back to haunt Taylor, with members of the White House branding him a 'liar' and saying the claims he made in the bombshell article are therefore not reliable.

Leading the charge of outrage was White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who tweeted: ‘PROOF: Miles Taylor, who now admits to being “Anonymous”, once told us he was NOT Anonymous. He LIED!

‘This is everything people hate about Washington,’ she continued, ‘two-face liars who push their own agendas at the expense of the People. This is the epitome of swamp!’

Just weeks earlier in August, Taylor denied being the unnamed author when asked during an interview with Anderson Cooper. ‘No I'm not [Anonymous] ... I've got my own thoughts on who that might be,’ Taylor responded. ‘I wear a mask for two things: Halloween and pandemics. So no.’

Just weeks earlier in August, Taylor denied being the unnamed author when asked during an interview with Anderson Cooper. ‘No I'm not [Anonymous] ... I've got my own thoughts on who that might be,’ Taylor responded. ‘I wear a mask for two things: Halloween and pandemics. So no.’

Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor has been blasted as a ‘two-faced liar’ after he revealed himself to be the anonymous author of a controversial 2018 New York Times op-ed about Trump

Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor has been blasted as a ‘two-faced liar’ after he revealed himself to be the anonymous author of a controversial 2018 New York Times op-ed about  

Taylor was described as a ‘senior administration official’ by The New York Times in the September 2018 piece. While serving in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), he helped carry out the administration's child separation policy at the border but was not listed on the department's leadership page at the time.

Both Taylor’s billing as a senior administration official and his involvement in the implementation of ’s controversial border separation policy became additional points of ridicule throughout Wednesday afternoon.

‘You have got to be kidding me. Miles Taylor? That’s who the New York Times granted an anonymous editorial article?,’ White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows wrote. ‘I’ve seen more exciting reveals in Scooby-Doo episodes. What a monumental embarrassment.’

Communication Director for ’s 2020 re-election campaign, Tim Murtaugh, added: ‘The New York Times has some explaining to do, getting away with ever calling Mile Taylor a ‘senior’ administration official.’

Several senior figures were named as the possible author at the time, including Vice President Mike Pence and then-counselor to the president .

‘Oh I guess it is true? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. That is so bleeping BEAUTIFUL I can't possibly be more thankful. I love this so much. The person that the NYT strongly insinuated was, like, the VP or WH Chief of Staff, or Cabinet Member was literally "Miles Taylor." HA HA HA,’ Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway wrote.

‘If you’re wondering who Miles Taylor is, I got you,’ wrote Buzzfeed Editor Brandon Hardin. ‘He helped sell ’s family separation policy’.

Former 2020 Democratic nominee candidate Julian Castro also highlighted Taylor’s role in bringing the policy to fruition.

‘Miles Taylor helped spin the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents. How many of those parents were offered media contributorships?’ he said. 

Taylor was described as a ‘senior administration official’ by The New York Times in the September 2018 piece. While serving in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), he helped carry out the administration's child separation policy at the border but was not listed on the department's leadership page at the time

Taylor was described as a ‘senior administration official’ by The New York Times in the September 2018 piece. While serving in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), he helped carry out the administration's child separation policy at the border but was not listed on the department's leadership page at the time

President , meanwhile, claimed not to know Taylor. He then later demanded that Taylor be prosecuted anyway.

'Who is Miles Taylor? Said he was "anonymous", but I don't know him - never even heard of him,' tweeted Wednesday between campaign stops in Arizona on Wednesday. 'Just another @nytimes SCAM - he worked in conjunction with them. Also worked for Big Tech's @Google. Now works for Fake News @CNN. They should fire, shame, and punish everybody associated with this FRAUD on the American people!'

At a rally in Goodyear, AZ, devoted a section to attacking Taylor saying he should be 'prosecuted' and joking that he worried that Anonymous might be Hope Hicks or Jared Kushner.

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