'Anonymous' Miles Taylor says wanted to 'gas, electrify and shoot ...

Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff and author of the infamous ‘Anonymous’ 2018 New York Times op-ed Miles Taylor revealed that once said he wanted migrants to be ‘gassed, electrified and shot’ at the border.

Taylor made the claim during an interview with Chris Cuomo on CNN Wednesday night, hours after he revealed himself to be the unnamed author of a bombshell Times article published two years ago that chronicled a resistance movement to the president within his own administration, rocking the White House.

During the segment, Taylor, who resigned from the White House last June, was quizzed by Cuomo why he didn’t stay in the administration longer to counteract ’s ‘bad’ policies to ‘help the country’.

‘People ask me all the time, if it was so bad, Miles, why did you stay? And my answer is because it was so bad on a daily basis, the things the president wanted us to do were unethical, immoral, un-American and in some cases blatantly illegal,’ Taylor said. 

‘Now for a time period, I think we did a pretty damn good job in year one putting the bad ideas back in the box. My god there were failures.’

When asked to ‘put some meat on the bones’, Taylor said he had been talking with the president about migrants – most of whom are women and children - seeking asylum in the US, when the president asked DHS to ‘gas electrify and shoot' them at the border.

Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff and author of the infamous ‘Anonymous’ 2018 New York Times op-ed Miles Taylor revealed that Trump once said he wanted migrants to be ‘gassed, electrified and shot’ at the border to deter asylum seekers

Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff and author of the infamous ‘Anonymous’ 2018 New York Times op-ed Miles Taylor revealed that once said he wanted migrants to be ‘gassed, electrified and shot’ at the border to deter asylum seekers

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  

When asked to ‘put some meat on the bones’, Taylor said he had been talking with the president about migrants – most of whom are women and children - seeking asylum in the US, when the president asked DHS to ‘gas electrify and shoot' them at the border

When asked to ‘put some meat on the bones’, Taylor said he had been talking with the president about migrants – most of whom are women and children - seeking asylum in the US, when the president asked DHS to ‘gas electrify and shoot' them at the border

Cuomo responded by asking, ‘We're talking about women and children seeking a better life in the United States fleeing violence and persecution. And the commander in chief is saying he wants to electrify them?’

Taylor said the president made the statement ‘verbatim’ in the Oval Office. When he noticed the shock on the faces of the people in the room, he reportedly said, ‘well, maybe you could just shoot them in the legs to slow them down.’

Astonished, Cuomo clarified: ‘You told them that it was mostly women and children and he said that they should be shot or gassed, seriously? ‘

‘Correct,’ Taylor responded, adding: ‘And if that's not gut wrenching to you, then you are not human.’

Taylor said such conversations of an ‘unethical’ nature were commonplace in the Oval Office with .

He claimed the president also offered to presidential pardons at the border for illegal activity and ordered them to seal the border and close it off for all migrants, which is ‘against US law’. He said also asked them to bring back the border separation policy, which separates children from their parents.

Taylor claimed would say ‘I don’t care what you need. Just break the law and do it’.

After revealing himself to be 'Anonymous', Taylor was criticized throughout Wednesday for his apparent part played in allowing the ’s border separation policy to be implemented in the first place.

When asked by how he allowed such a policy to be enacted, and ‘How is that moral ground for you?’, Taylor distanced himself from any responsibility.

‘It’s not. Nor is it a policy I embrace, support, or standby,’ he responded. ‘Family separation was one of the most disgusting, abhorrent policies of this administration and it was emblematic of how terrible ideas got rushed through the policy process before the consequences could be considered.’

‘We fought our asses off behind the scenes to make sure that didn't go into effect,’ he added. ‘The White House said, “We’re doing it anyway”.’

When the policy was inevitably abandoned following a public outcry, Taylor claims said: ‘I want to resume it and I want to make it harsher and I want to rip every kid apart from their parents.’

Taylor said it was at this time he decided to resign from the administration.

When asked to ‘put some meat on the bones’, Taylor said he had been talking with the president about migrants – most of whom are women and children - seeking asylum in the US, when the president asked DHS to ‘gas electrify and shoot' them at the border

When asked to ‘put some meat on the bones’, Taylor said he had been talking with the president about migrants – most of whom are women and children - seeking asylum in the US, when the president asked DHS to ‘gas electrify and shoot' them at the border

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

He told Cuomo he decided to out himself as the ‘Anonymous’ now, less than a week before the 2020 election, is because the American people are ‘paying attention right now’.

‘I'll guarantee you, Chris, last summer as soon as I left my job I came out with a bullhorn and said this is who Donald is. Within 48 hours the news story would be over. Nobody would pay attention and they wouldn't care,’ he said.

‘But right now Americans are reviewing the president's resume and his character. And it is mission critical that people like me but others come out now when the voters are listening and tell them who this man really is.’

Taylor also warned against what he said would prove to be a ‘catastrophic’ four years if wins a second White House term next week.

He said he fears the president will feel completely emboldened to pursue ‘Nazi-like immigration policies’, and bring back border separation.

‘That’s where that's really where they want to go is turn this country into fortress America rather than the shining city on a hill,’ he said.

Taylor also theorized that he believed the president would ‘sell out our allies and befriend our enemies’, putting the country in danger.

‘He’s already shown a proclivity for dictatorships and dictators around the world,’ he said. ‘The president will pull out of NATO, pull our troops back from places where they're fighting forward so Americans don't have to fight bad guys here at home on our city streets. I think if the guard rails come off, which they have, the president will feel unimpeded.’

Almost immediately as the segment began, Cuomo put Taylor on blast for lying to fellow co-host Anderson Cooper mere weeks ago, when he denied he was Anonymous.

'You lied to us,' Cuomo said, in reference to Cooper's interview which aired in late August. 

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

His emphatic denial resurfaced on social media on Wednesday, leading to a number of administration members branding him a ‘liar’, therefore casting doubt on the accuracy of the information he provided in the Times article.

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!’

Cuomo followed on that theme at the beginning of the broadcast, not only asking why the public should believe him when he blatantly lied before, but also why should CNN keep him ‘on the payroll after lying like that’, having recently become a regular CNN contributor.

‘Chris, it is a great question, and I will just give you the blunt truth,’ Taylor responded. ‘When I published the warning, I said in the book that if asked I would strenuously deny I was the author. And here's the reason. Because the things I said in that book where

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