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Woodward: Kelly, Mattis denials of his book quotes untrue

Woodward: Kelly, Mattis denials of his book quotes untrue

The reporter, who worked with Carl Bernstein to break the Nixon-era Watergate scandal, said using anonymous sources is always necessary when covering presidential administrations.

Infuriated by the unsigned missive, Mr Trump on Friday urged Mr Sessions to launch an investigation to uncover the author's identity, citing "national security" concerns.

More: Bob Woodward on Donald Trump and "Fear": Is it time to feel afraid? Trump asked, according to Woodward.

That comes on top of Defense Secretary James Mattis being quoted as saying Trump had the understanding of a "fifth- or sixth-grader".

Porter said he was "struck by the selective and often misleading portrait it paints of the president and his administration".

But Woodward says in his book there was an even more unsafe tweet that wasn't sent, declaring that Trump was withdrawing the family members of USA troops from South Korea.

"It happens frequently", Woodward said.

Asked whether he thinks any laws were broken, Trump Jr. said: "Listen, I think you're subverting the will of the people".

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"Trump goes ballistic, makes things up, starts screaming", Woodward described of that mock interview, which led Dowd to tell Trump: "You can't testify".

Speaking with ABC News on Good Morning America, Trump Jr. suggested that the "senior official" who wrote the op-ed was actually a "very low-level person". "We don't take it like others - like China", Trump is quoted as saying in the book, during the July 19 situation room meeting.

"He tells an associate, 'I have to protect the country because this will unravel a trade deal which will jeopardize one of the most important intelligence operations we have going on, '" Woodward said, adding the documents are printed in the book.

"No, and you knock", Woodward said. Dems can't stand losing.

Woodward said he used multiple interviews with key witnesses to write the book, including one subject who was interviewed nine times, resulting in hundreds of pages of their transcribed statements.

Porter did not contest having described his job as one third focused on steering the president away from unsafe ideas, and the White House as perpetually "walking along the edge of the cliff".

"The Woodward book is a scam", Trump tweeted on Friday. "Even more than that, what do we get from protecting Taiwan, say?" Woodward claimed to have snuck into Casey's hospital room and done the interview.

At a White House press briefing, Sanders slammed the book "Fear", from veteran journalist Bob Woodward, as "careless and reckless".


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