Bob Woodward, the author of an explosive new portrayal of President Trump's White House, tells NPR that administration officials are denying his account out of "political necessity". With clipped prose, Woodward and Bernstein, then cub reporters at the Washington Post, recount the events that untangled the vast conspiracy behind the Watergate burglary, from a Saturday morning phone call to the shadowy Deep Throat to the scoop that spurred the downfall of a President. "We don't take it like others - like China", Trump is quoted as saying during the July 19 situation room meeting. "Many have already come forward to say the quotes by them, like the book, are fiction". Democrats can't stand losing.
"Doing everything I can", Pence told Cohn, according to the book.
"This book does not accurately portray my experience at the White House".
"I am proud of my service in the Trump Administration, and I continue to support the President and his economic agenda", he added. "It would be up to them to make that determination", Sanders said of DOJ officials.
Trump has dismissed the Woodward book as a "scam" filled with "made up" quotes.
As Staff Secretary, I was responsible for managing the flow of documents to and from the Oval Office and ensuring that anything the President was asked to sign had been properly vetted. "These quotes were made up".
Trump has authored many books, including the best-selling auto-biography "The Art of the Deal" in 1987. That makes it harder for readers to assess just what to believe, and it makes it possible for sources to say one thing anonymously and something else for public consumption. "It gives a date, it gives a time, who participates, most often the president himself and what he says". That comes on top of Defense Secretary James Mattis being quoted as saying Trump had the understanding of a "fifth- or sixth-grader". Woodward then, clearly stunned, explains how Trump's own lawyer told the President: 'You can't testify.
Woodward's book is based on "deep background" interviews, which he defines in his book as interviews where "all the information could be used but I would not say who provided it".
The president's eldest son, who now runs the Trump Organization with his brother Eric, and has been campaigning aggressively for Republicans ahead of the midterms, dismissed Bob Woodward's book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", which was released Tuesday.
"They're not telling the truth", Woodward said. Without naming names, Trump Jr. said that group still included some outside the family, as well as his sister Ivanka and brother-in-law Jared Kushner, who serve as White House advisers to the president.