Anonymous? Right. Senior official? Nope. Between the publish date and last Monday, all the analysis I heard treated the thing as though it was legitimate INCLUDING the predictable White House inner circle vs media scrums. Why? It's anonymous, fercrissakes.
Then Rush returned from vacation to set the record straight. He opined that it was a wholly owned, pure fabrication of the NYT. That was close enough for me.
The guest in the podcast above suggests it could be a construct of the intelligence community before he and the host entertain several more possibilities.
Sure, Florence is running the media, for now, but with or without her, Anonoped has ho-hummed and blown away. People aren't buying it, they aren't clicking on it and the media is dropping it.
You can bet John Bolton has his fingers in this Anonymous NYT letter.
Trump is his own worse enemy, his appointees are I'd assume, his idea of keeping his enemies closer.
Pompeo, Bolton, Pence, as Carter joked in another thread, why didn't Trump appoint Hilliary to a position.