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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:32 PM

Josh Campbell thinks Anonymous is Kirstjen Nielsen


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That's what one former FBI agent speculated following the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Sunday, per Mediaite. Josh Campbell, a CNN analyst and former FBI special agent, suggested on Twitter that Nielsen's resignation letter bears a striking resemblance to the Times op-ed written by an anonymous senior administration official who said they were part of a "resistance" working to undermine Trump's worst impulses from within.

While citing his FBI experience, Campbell observed that both Nielsen's resignation letter and the Times op-ed make heavy use of commas and em dashes, also pointing to a few other instances of similar choices.

As a trained investigator, Iím just going to go on record now saying that anonymous NYT op-ed was LOADED with commas and em dashes.

And so is this resignation letter. https://t.co/6KM1huiO0i https://t.co/GTdYRzumSd

ó Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) April 7, 2019

I might be wrong, but the style and cadence...

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Reply Josh Campbell thinks Anonymous is Kirstjen Nielsen (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 7 OP
Chin music Nov 7 #1
greyl Nov 8 #8
Chin music Nov 8 #9
greyl Nov 8 #10
Chin music Nov 8 #15
greyl Nov 9 #24
irisblue Nov 8 #21
Chin music Nov 8 #23
madaboutharry Nov 7 #2
davekriss Nov 8 #11
madaboutharry Nov 8 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 8 #16
LakeArenal Nov 7 #3
UTUSN Nov 7 #4
RockRaven Nov 8 #5
blueinredohio Nov 8 #14
Mike 03 Nov 8 #20
Ex Lurker Nov 8 #6
greyl Nov 8 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 8 #19
TheBlackAdder Nov 8 #13
kentuck Nov 8 #17
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 8 #18
irisblue Nov 8 #22

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:24 AM

8. Why? She agreed with and defended Trump's poliices. nt

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Response to Chin music (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:31 AM

10. But she isn't. She's writing dirty. nt

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Response to greyl (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 02:17 AM

24. tryin to catch me writin dirty...

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:23 AM

21. Nope. She agreed with kids in camps, separated from their families

She is dirty and to be shunned forever.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:51 PM

2. I don't know if I agree with this.

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She seemed to get sucked into the Trump vortex for awhile and acted like a first class asshole when it came to the border and defending family separation.

Also, she is out of the there so why is she hiding?

On edit: I just saw that the person who wrote this book did not get an advance and is donating the proceeds.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:44 AM

11. Afraid for her life perhaps?

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Response to davekriss (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:48 AM

12. That is probably true.

For that she has my empathy.

When the identity comes out, and if it is her, she needs to ask for forgiveness. Especially from all the children she hurt.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:40 AM

16. There was a little tidbit...Omarosa said that the Admin

Figured out who wrote the original op Ed. And that person was quietly booted out. If that's worth anything.

There was some fuss from DOJ? about NDAs last week. Thought that was interesting...signal to me that Anonymous had one ?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:53 PM

3. Interesting. Time usually solves this type of mystery.

We will hear eventually.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:54 PM

4. K&R

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:17 AM

5. Look at her entire record. She's a moral monster. If she's Anonymous, DO NOT BUY THE BOOK.

Unfortunately, the book is going to come out, people are going to be curious, the ID will still be unresolved, and everyone will want to read it... only later will anyone know whether or not they gave their precious pennies to a hero or an abomination.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:59 AM

14. IMO the author isn't a hero if he/she didn't come forward to let

American people know the mess that is in the white house. A hero would have went ahead with their resignation and said to the rest of the crowd you don't have to come with me but I'm going to let Americans know exactly what is happening. They're not a hero and won't get my money. If it were free I wouldn't read it.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:17 AM

20. I'll take the middle ground on this one, somewhere between Hero and Monster

The WaPo and NYT both wrote profiles of Nielsen that evinced a conflicted person. It's too much to call them "sympathetic" but you got the sense of someone struggling ethically with many of the demands made on her. But this book could certainly be an effort to rehabilitate her image. It's wise to be skeptical. She's not a humanitarian, for sure, but she had limits. What's that old saying: The enemy of my enemy is my friend (at least for a little while).

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:18 AM

6. If I were writing an anonymous tell all

I would run it through a software program that disguised my writing style. Assuming something like that exists, and I'll bet it does. Remember at first everybody thought it was Pence.

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Response to Ex Lurker (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:23 AM

7. You're no Kirstjen Nielsen. nt

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Response to Ex Lurker (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:10 AM

19. Good point

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:27 AM

13. Everyone's writing style has a voice, and there is a program in the UK that can identify a writer.

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They use it to verify that people are the true authors of books, doctorate and collegiate papers.

It can process and compare millions of essays and identify the writer with near 100% accuracy.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:17 AM

17. General Mattis...

...is a thinker and a writer.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:09 AM

18. Really? Makes more sense. Someone who has

Strong ideals - my guess. But it is so antithetical to a career military guy. Although someone said the person, if in the waning years of career, would think ..what the hell, I am going for it.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:28 AM

22. Had Mattis spoken out about the misogynistic behavior in the Military?

I don't know

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