The already discredited Woodward book, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Sessions "mentally retarded" and "a dumb southerner". "This thing's a goddamn hoax", Trump said, according to Woodward, adding that, "I don't really want to testify". Sessions has been a target of the president's wrath since recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation.
Dowd, who resigned soon after that conversation with Mueller this March, is absolutely right.
Dowd said he would not address every "inaccurate statement" attributed to him but did deny that he had called Trump a liar or that he would end up in an orange jumpsuit.
Mattis is quoted explaining to Trump why the US maintains troops on the Korean Peninsula to monitor North Korea's missile activities.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis replied that the administration was trying to prevent World War III.
"Mattis was particularly exasperated and alarmed, telling close associates that the president acted like - and had the understanding of - 'a fifth- or sixth-grader, '" the book reads.
"The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true", Kelly said in a statement Tuesday.
Alabama's Nick Saban apologizes to reporter
Having to cover three games in four days, along with a College Gameday show, Taylor had little time to dwell on Saban's interview. In fact, one could argue that it's not fair for Alabama to have Tagovailoa at QB.
According to Woodward's reporting, Trump stumbles and contradicts himself during the exercise and Dowd is convinced that Trump should never sit down with Justice Department investigators.
President Donald Trump attempted to rebuff one of the many unflattering claims made in Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", but previous audio recordings and news reports appeared to discredit him. The book also goes into detail about Cohn's horrified reaction to Trump's Charlottesville remarks, which were widely derided for being sympathetic to neo-Nazis.
Woodward also reveals that Trump orders print outs of his tweets and studied them to find out which ones were most popular.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley denied Tuesday that Trump had ever planned to assassinate Assad. "I guess the president, he says what he thinks".
By morning, he was implicitly warning the press, tweeting, "Isn't it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost".
In another episode, Gary D. Cohn, the former chief economic adviser to Trump, "stole" a letter from Trump's desk that the president had planned to sign, withdrawing the United States from a trade deal with South Korea. Woodward tells Trump he had contacted multiple officials to attempt to interview Trump and was rebuffed. I never got a message.
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox. Wolff's book attracted attention with its vivid anecdotes but suffered from numerous factual inaccuracies. But "pound for pound, year after year, nobody has taught us more or brought more information to bear on what is happening at the highest levels of government", says David Greenberg, a professor of history and journalism at Rutgers University and author of "Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency".
Former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer defended Woodward's methodology.