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Woodward: Kelly, Mattis denials of his book quotes untrue

Woodward: Kelly, Mattis denials of his book quotes untrue

According to a review of an advance copy obtained by Business Insider, the Woodward book includes some surprising details about President Trump's preferred tax and monetary policy.

A September New York Times op-ed that was penned by a person who claimed to be an senior Trump administration official claims other White House officials are considering invoking the 25th Amendment in order to remove Trump from office.

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This is another reason why everyone in the #Resistance - the media, Never Trump, Democrats - are concocting a crisis over Trump's style, over the usual-usual palace intrigue, which in the end is meaningless to those of us living in the real world.

Sanders blasted Woodward's reporting as "incredibly reckless".

"Some of the things Trump did, and does, jeopardize the real national security", Woodward said.

When a different reporter later continued to press the issue, Sanders replied, "I'm not an attorney. But someone actively is trying to undermine the duly elected president - that seems quite problematic to me and something that they should take a look at".

"It's frankly, I think, sad and pathetic that a gutless, anonymous source could receive so much attention from the media and I think that the American people would be much better served if we actually spent some time talking about some of the really important things that are facing our country and the things that this administration is the doing to help fix them", she said.

Sanders' response to that question was a bit testy. "If they don't want to be part of that process, they shouldn't be here".

She denied that polygraph machines were being deployed to seek out the anonymous writer, even though Vice President Mike Pence declared on Sunday he was prepared to strap into a lie detector machine to prove his own innocence. "It's critical: Who is this person and why are they masking themselves in this way?"

Longtime journalist Bob Woodward said Monday that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly "are not telling the truth" when they deny making disparaging statements about President Donald Trump attributed to them in his new book, "Fear". Trump dismissed the book last week as a "work of fiction".

Trump had some unusual idea about the national debt: Another anecdote involving Cohn, the former director of the National Economic Council, claims that Trump suggested printing money to pay off the national debt: "Just run the presses - print money", the Woodward book quotes Trump as saying. "No effort was made".

It would not surprise me if President Trump himself wrote the op-ed just to shine the light on someone else and blame the "fake news" and blame the "deep state".

In his interview with NPR, Woodward also addresses the anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times shortly after the first excerpts of his book were circulating.

In an interview with CBS News, Woodward said he took cues from his earlier days, investigating President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, to cultivate sources and learn what was happening inside the Trump White House for his new book titled "Fear".


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