Published: Thu, September 13, 2018

Christie denies accounts in Woodward's Trump book

Christie denies accounts in Woodward's Trump book

Trump has also told associates privately he wanted tough-minded lawyers who are "attentive to his interests", according to the report, though the White House counsel seeks to safeguard the overall interests of the presidency. "Never has a country given so much away for so little in return" as the USA had in Afghanistan, Modi had said to Trump, according to The Washington Post. "It's 1,000 percent correct, '" said Woodward. "It is mostly anonymous sources in here".

As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before.

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

While the op-ed prompted furious backlash from the president and his allies, 42 percent of respondents in the poll said they feel more comfortable when administration officials openly criticize the president. The scene, and the book, end with Trump's lawyer calling him a "fucking liar". Bradlee was at the Washington Post during the Watergate saga. He's gone off the rails.

"He (Modi) told me the USA has gotten nothing out of Afghanistan".

At one point, Trump drafted a tweet saying the United States planned to "pull our dependents from South Korea - family members of the 28,000 people there", Woodward told CBS.

Per the Wall Street Journal, chief of staff John Kelly is urging Trump to be deliberate about the decision, as Trump could well be facing impeachment proceedings if Democrats win the House this fall, as well as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe. Trump allegedly asked Christie about transition team funds.

The amusing thing about the statements is that they boost precisely what Woodward says about his craft.


"That's lying", Guthrie pointed out.

"These are political statements to protect their jobs - totally understandable", Woodward said. What I want to focus on is - here's the problem.

"No, and you knock", Woodward said.

In January, Trump raged about Pakistan's "lies and deceit" and the administration announced the suspension of almost $2 billion in security-related aid.

Former chief of staff Reince Priebus is described as "a little rat", according to Woodward's book. Some former White House officials who spoke with Woodward have tried to distance themselves from the book. He said, 'Come on in, ' and I stayed for a couple of hours.

After some pushback, Guthrie admitted that "there is a lot in there that does ring true".

Of course, deep background - in which Woodward doesn't name his interviewees but uses their information - has its pitfalls, as the author is again discovering.

"But slow-walking things or not taking things up to him, or telling him - rightly, not just as an excuse - but this needs to be vetted, or we need to do more process on this, or we don't have legal counsel clearance - that happened 10 times more frequently than taking papers from his desk", the book quotes Porter as saying. Dems can't stand losing. "I'll write the real book!" Trump tweeted Monday prior to the Woodward interview. But given Woodward's stature as having written critical tomes for both Democratic and Republican administrations, certainly has more weight than the daily musings of cable news morning show hosts.

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