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House Speaker Paul Ryan Says Author Of Critical Op-Ed Is 'Living Dishonestly'

First lady Melania Trump called the writer of an anonymous piece describing President Trump as amoral and petty "cowardly." The New York Times attributed the column to an administration official.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks to the media during his weekly news conference at the Capitol on Thursday. Source: Mark Wilson

Updated at 3:01 p.m. ET

House Speaker Paul Ryan called on the author of the widely read New York Times op-ed critical of President Trump to resign, arguing that the individual was "living in dishonesty."

The essay, posted Wednesday afternoon and attributed to a senior administration official, suggested that there is a group of high-level Trump administration officials working to stymie the president behind the scenes.

"We believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a

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