Trump officials cry ‘Not me!’ as he fumes over Times article

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Washington. Ryan says whoever wrote an anonymous New York Times opinion column claiming officials in President Donald Trump’s administration are preventing Trump from carrying out his worst instincts is “living in dishonesty” and shouldn’t work for him. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

  • White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, follows President Donald Trump to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — One after another, President Donald Trump’s top lieutenants stepped forward Thursday to declare, “Not me.”