Am still banned from asking questions at History SE. Not sure why. Kindly remove the question ban.
If the question ban is not removed this is the prospective historical question that perhaps another user can ask:
The current New York Times opinion piece content is suspicious from this users' perspective, specifically, the flippant conveyance of information and terms used appear to be staged, contrived, an inside job of propaganda and controversy; contrary to the characterization of the source of the content actually being from a disgruntled high level member of the current administration, the source could be or approved to be disseminated by the highest level of the administration itself, i.e., use of the Hegelian dialectic.
After not excluding the above possibility performed research on the topic by reviewing so-called "left wing", "right wing" and "Average Jo" media coverage on the topic.
At the close of a CBS News report Speculation swirls over author of NYT op-ed "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration" a former presidential speech writer Jonathan Horn mentioned that during the presidency of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson hired a translator whose job was to create a newspaper which published articles critical of the administration.
News Anchor: So, Jonathan, from a historical perspective, 'cause clearly you know a lot about presidential writings, are there any parallels to this from previous presidencies?
Jonathan Horn: Well, if you go back to the very beginning of the country, when George Washington was president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson was Secretary of State, and he hired, appointed a translator to the State Department, with the understanding that that translator would start a newspaper that would be critical of the administration, full of anaonymous articles attacking the administration. So we do have a long history. And if you do go looking you can find parallels for things, though nothing quite like this I think has ever happened.
(Interestingly, there was a comment at the CBS News report video yesterday by user Donald J. Trump "45th President of the United States of America" which has been removed as of today).
Does any primary source historical evidence exist that Thomas Jefferson, while acting in their official capacity in the U.S. Government, hired, appointed or otherwise instructed one or more individuals to start a newspaper, compose and publish content critical of the administration that he was at that time part of?