I trust the NYT and their handling of the Op-Ed, even though I find the column disturbing in many ways.
I have little to no reason to trust the "failing" NYT — the column was probably written by a low-level staffer with little access, or was just plain made up to sow chaos.
The Op-Ed should never had been written — either have the guts to stand up and criticize Trump publicly, or stay quiet and do your job.
Even though the NYT's source is most likely legit and provided a unique perspective from inside the White House, the Op-Ed shouldn't have been published without a name.
This is strong evidence of the "Deep State" working against the President, and proof the liberal media is colluding with it to bring the administration down