So the hunt is on for the anonymous NY Times op-ed creator in the administration. Well I think I know who it is as well as some others who have come to the same conclusion. Mike Pence has to be the guy. There was no real reason for anyone inside the White House to write this piece unless they want to damage the president. The timing is critical since this point about chaos and lack of control has just been highlighted in Woodward's book, as well as testified to by several other individuals in the administration lately. The 25th amendment removal has been talked about and with the added push from this opinion piece it gets more exposure and ups the anti.
Who gains and who looses? The only person who gains and really has little to lose is Mike Pence. For Mike being the Vice President he cannot get fired. He is not particularly trusted by DT since he was found out secretly talking to possible backers for a 2020 presidential challenge, Groveling Mike is the pet nickname some individuals report that Trump uses at times. Also Mike doesn't have a really great future-he may get dumped for 2020 or Don may lose if he goes again and Mike was not popular in Indiana so a better gig there is not in the cards. On the other hand if enough stirring of issues can cause a 25th amendment removal of the President then Mike gets to sit in the oval office soon and he is perfectly set for 2020.
It really is in Mike's best interest to throw the Donster under the bus now while the opportunity presents itself. Besides the term "lodestone" appearing in the piece is known to be a favorite of Mike's. My money's on Pence as the guy-it all adds up.