Last week the President dropped the hammer on yet another deep state mole, his Deputy National Security Adviser Victoria Coates.
This happened after it was discovered she allegedly was the infamous anti-Trump “Anonymous” author – who penned for the New York Times an op-ed article and book critical of the President titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.”
Her departure came amid persistent rumors that Coates was “Anonymous,” however, the White House did not cite that as a reason for Coates leaving the National Security Council (NSC) — which has become extremely problematic for the administration in terms of unauthorized leaks.
Under the President’s direction, Coates has been reassigned as a senior adviser to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette.
National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien told reporters:
“While I’m sad to lose an important member of our team, Victoria will be a big asset to Secretary Brouillette as he executes the President’s energy security policy priorities. She has served the President loyally since the earliest days of the administration and has played a valued role in the President’s Middle East policy.”
Coates has vehemently denied she is “Anonymous,” and a senior administration official confirms that the administration “rejects” the whisper campaign within the White House that she is.
“The White House leadership rejects rumors that have circulated recently and does not put any stock in the suggestion that Victoria Coates is the author of ‘A Warning’ or the related op-ed in the New York Times,” a senior administration official told Axios.
“Dr. Coates’ transition to the Department of Energy has been in the works for several weeks and reflects the continued trust and confidence the administration places in her as she takes on this sensitive role at the Department of Energy, where she will continue working to implement the President’s agenda,” the official added.