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Courtesy Hachette

The anonymous senior Trump administration official who authored an infamous New York Times op-ed against President Trump last year has written a book, according to the Washington Post.

What's happening: The book, titled "A Warning," will be released on Nov. 19 and is said to provide "an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency," per the Post. The author's name will remain anonymous.

  • The author's agent and publishers refused to comment on whether the author is still a member of the Trump administration, per CNN.

The big picture: The op-ed detailed Trump's time in office, calling his leadership "petty and ineffective" and saying his "impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back."

  • The op-ed received huge pushback from Trump, who questioned if the author even existed or if they'd committed treason.

The state of play: The author refused to take an advance for the project and "is donating a substantial portion of any royalties to charities that protect those seeking the truth around the world," including the White House Correspondents' Association, literary agent Matt Latimer told the Post.

Go deeper ... What they're saying: Scathing NYT op-ed sparks mixed political reaction

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FBI, Homeland Security warn of increasing threat to Capitol

Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security predict violent domestic extremists attacks will increase in 2021, according to a report reviewed by Axios.

Driving the news: The joint report says an unidentified group of extremists discussed plans to take control of the Capitol and "remove Democratic lawmakers" on or about March 4. The House canceled its plans for Thursday votes as word of the possible threats spread.

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Pope Francis set to make first papal visit to Iraq amid possible turmoil

Data: Vatican News; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Pope Francis is forging ahead with the first papal trip to Iraq despite new coronavirus outbreaks and fears of instability.

The big picture: The March 5–8 visit is intended to reassure Christians in Iraq who were violently persecuted under the Islamic State. Francis also hopes to further ties with Shiite Muslims, AP notes.

"Neanderthal thinking": Biden slams states lifting mask mandates

States that are relaxing coronavirus restrictions are making "a big mistake," President Biden told reporters on Wednesday, adding: "The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking."

Driving the news: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Wednesday he will end all coronavirus restrictions via executive order, although some businesses are continuing to ask patrons to wear face masks. Mississippi is lifting its mask mandate for all counties Wednesday, per Gov. Tate Reeves (R).

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