Report: Trump Administration Officials to Reassign Victoria Coates from NSC – Was Labeled the “Anonymous” Author
About ten days ago anti-Trump Army Lt. Col Alexander Vindman was escorted off the White House grounds and dismissed from the National Security Council. His twin brother Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, who served as a lawyer on the NSC was also fired and left with Alex.
There are unofficial reports that White House staffers stood up and cheered as the twin brothers were escorted form the White House.
But President Trump is not done yet.
There are reports that dozens more may be removed this week.
There are reports that crooked Intelligence Committee Inspector General Michael Atkinson and Victoria Coates, the deputy national security adviser may be asked to leave.
Victoria Coates is suspected of being the “anonymous” author who trashes President Trump in the New York Times.
The cowardly “anonymous” is currently working on an anti-Trump book to smear Trump some more.
Coates vehemently denies she is the notorious “anonymous” author.
Top Trump administration officials are in discussions to reassign deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates to the Department of Energy from the National Security Council, per two sources familiar with the planning.
Why it matters: Coates’ working relationship with National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, who elevated her to the deputy role only months ago, has strained amid an effort by some people inside the administration to tag her as “Anonymous” — a charge she has vehemently denied to colleagues.
- Coates could take on a senior role under Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, the former deputy secretary who was elevated to lead the department in December after Rick Perry’s departure.
A decision on such a personnel move has not been finalized and discussions could still fall apart, one source tells Axios.
“We do not comment on personnel matters,” National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot told Axios. Coates declined comment.
Driving the news: As Politico first reported, Coates has been the target of a whisper campaign in recent weeks making a circumstantial case that she was the identity behind an op-ed in the New York Times and later a bestselling book describing a resistance movement against President Trump in his own White House.
One of the literary agents behind Anonymous’ book, “A Warning,” went so far as to release a statement saying explicitly that Coates is not the author, did not edit the book, did not see it in advance and did not know about it.
Between the lines: Coates’ potential reassignment comes as Trump, fresh from acquittal in his impeachment trial, institutes personnel moves to bring early loyalists back into the White House and tests purges of staff he considers disloyal throughout the federal government.