The White House continues to look for the anonymous author of last week's New York Times op-ed. Senator Rand Paul has suggested using lie-detector tests to discover the identity of this "senior official” in the Trump administration. Vice President Pence has suggested he'd take one "in a heartbeat".
If this really happens, and we're going to start hooking people up to machines and grill them to tell us the truth about what's going on at the White House, can we get them to televise it live on C-Span? Talk about a transparent investigation! And imagine the ratings! Maybe just the threat of a nationally televised polygraph test would be enough to expose whoever is sneaking around and taking papers off the president's desk. If the New York Times is never going to tell us who wrote it and the Justice Department isn't going to look into it, turn it into a reality television event.