"'It is mostly anonymous sources in here, why should anyone trust you?"
"With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies".
Before he left, though, he had an oversized role in the White House, with Trump at one point telling Porter that he should report to him directly and not to then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. "Prime Minister Modi of India is a friend of mine, he (Trump) said". "It is mostly anonymous sources in here".
"I think there are people in there he can trust", Don Jr. said. Porter and other aides to the president stole documents off Mr. Trump's desk to keep him from signing them.
Sanders wouldn't rule out a lawsuit against Woodward on Monday, though Trump has long threatened legal action against his detractors that never materializes. "They're not really a friend", despite the United States dollars 1.3 billion a year in aid the USA gave them, Trump is quoted as saying by the author. He's gone off the rails. "And I think we can break history", he added. "It's the worst job in America".
In another part of the book, Mattis allegedly said that Trump had the understanding of a "fifth- or sixth-grader" of the situation on the Korean peninsula.
The crisis was so deep that senior administration officials, including Vice President Pence, John Kelly, Mike Pompeo, Dan Coats and Jim Mattis, publicly denied any involvement in the anonymous essay.
Woodward avoided using the word "lying", saying instead. "And you can't testify because you can't tell the truth, you just make things up".
"That's lying", Guthrie pointed out.
"These are political statements to protect their jobs", Woodward said. What I want to focus on is - here's the problem.
On NPR's "Morning Edition", he said people are "underestimating how serious all of this is". There is no threat to national security.
"And I sometimes did just that", Porter said. Can I ask that question?
"To be clear, a number of the statements attributed to me and from others to me in the Woodward book are incorrect". Many senior aides have also scrambled to deny they made the comments, claiming they weren't quoted accurately by the investigative reporter. Dems can't stand losing. But what really seemed to help sales are the early leaks from the book and the resulting condemnations from President Trump.
During the meeting at Trump Tower in November 2016, Cohn touched on a series of economic issues, including the Federal Reserve.
At the time, however, Casey was in a coma and near death. Although the president rejected the claims, the public finds Woodward credible.