Transcript for 'Start Here' podcast: Former Obama official reacts to New York Times op-ed on Trump
A spokesperson for the New York Times says the peace add significant value to the public's understanding of what is going on in the trump administration. And the paper says they're proud to have. Published hands ABC's Brett Nokia tells us the hunt is now on to identify the writer. A guy's so presumably the White House is scrambling to figure out who was behind this very public but trail. And Jim Messina says it would've been his job to track dispersant down he was the deputy chief of staff in the Obama White House. But he said he's never seen anything like this from any administration. So I asked Messina. How would you do it how would you figure this out. It's a great question there are lots away his thought you know the typical email surges that are and then. You know people poll phone logs and try to figure this out the truth is you're not can't figure out. And less someone was really sloppy or really dumb. But you know there is going to be I promise you. They John Kelly walk in the someone's office and sent we have to figure who's now this is not analyst on the desk by the end of the day I think is clearly someone foreign policy apparatus. Now I asked him how we feels about this person publicly admitting they're subverting the president after all the president is elected most senior officials are not. Jim Messina told me. Really mind it in fact he called assault there. Patriots. Can hear a lot more about this blistering op Ed later this morning and start here chicken out and apple podcast we favorite podcasting. Diane Terrelle I regret sounds good thank you so much.
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