White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders castigated anonymous media sources Monday in her first press briefing in nearly three weeks. Sanders called veteran reporter Bob Woodward "careless and reckless" for using anonymous sources in his new book, Fear, and suggested that many of his quotes are false. Woodward has said he has tapes of all his interviews. The White House additionally doubled down on criticism of the "gutless" anonymous author of a New York Times op-ed that described internal "resistance" in the administration; some conservatives have taken to arguing that the writer may not even exist. The Times has said that it knows the identity of the author but withheld it to protect their position within the Trump administration.
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