Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Monday he does not believe the anonymous New York Times op-ed is the work of one individual, but was a collective work by up to a dozen officials.
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. Last night's episode wasn't the first time The Late Show with Stephen Colbert covered it, but it was the first night that Woodward actually stopped by to talk about Fear. Woodward also writes that Trump refused to send any additional aid.
During the meeting, according to Woodward's book, Trump said: "Pakistan isn't helping us".
Porter said he was "struck by the selective and often misleading portrait it paints of the president and his administration". Many senior aides have also scrambled to deny they made the comments, claiming they weren't quoted accurately by the investigative reporter. "I think you buried the lede", Colbert scolds Woodward.
According to the book, Cohn, who stepped away from the White House this April, responded to Trump's unbelievable request, telling him that "You don't get to do it that way", and that "We have huge deficits and they matter". "It's a way of saying, 'You're important to this story, I take you seriously, '" he said.More news: Seattle Storm sweep Washington Mystics for WNBA Championship
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"That's fine", Cohn said, Woodward reports.
Bob Woodward's "Fear" is spreading quickly. Cohn announced his attention to leave the White House in March 2018, on April 2, Cohn was replaced by Larry Kudlow.
"We have reprinted six times for a total of seven to meet extraordinary demand - that will put one million books in print before we've even gone on sale", a Simon & Schuster spokesperson said to CNN "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter. Trump tweeted Monday prior to the Woodward interview. Woodward claimed to have snuck into Casey's hospital room and done the interview.
"We're doing this in order to prevent World War III", Mattis told the president, according to Woodward's reporting.
"If that person had come to me while I was working on this book or if it were someone I interviewed I would say, 'I need specifics.' The building blocks of journalism, of truth, are specific incidents".