Earlier today, The New York Times published an explosive op-ed from an anonymous source who claims to be a "senior official" within the Trump White House.
The anonymity of the source alone is monumental. According to the article preface, The Times belives "publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers."
In other words, the experience of the author is too important to adhere to regular op-ed standards.
Indeed, this latest information is unlike any before from a White House that is notoriously leaky. Unfortunately, these disclosures from disaffected staffers are right now the only mechanism holding the president accountable to his words and actions.
According to the anonymous author, many in the White House have deliberately working to "frustrate parts of [Trump's] agenda and his worst inclinations." Some have even made a pact to undermine the president's actions.
The president's own staff views him as a national security threat.
The source admits that Trump's own cabinet has considered forcing him from office.
This is an unprecedented level of opposition against a sitting president from within the executive branch itself. And, depending on just what these staffers are interfering with, such resistance could be illegal.
That is open resistance.
"The root of the problem," the author explains, "is the president’s amorality."
Resistant staffers are engaging in a mission to preserve the moral centre of the presidency despite the president himself.
Perhaps a larger issue is that the proper functioning of the country depends upon the president's morality. Too much power and authority is invested in the American president.
The anonymous op-ed is a call to reevaluate the tenets of American political organization.
That is huge.
Read the full New York Times article here.