Bob Woodward: 'Great Washington Denial Machine' Driven By Politics, Not Truth
Bob Woodward: 'Great Washington Denial Machine' Driven By Politics, Not Truth
Trump says he doesn't talk the way Woodward portrays him
11 September, 2018, 05:12
Since Trump has brought up potentially taking action over the column being published, a reporter asked if the president seriously didn't think the op-ed was protected by the First Amendment.
Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, also said that a particular conversation cited in Bob Woodward's new book "Fear: Trump in the White House" on Trump's alleged demand to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad never happened.
"Certainly if there was an individual, if that individual is in meetings where national security is being discussed or other important topics, they are attempting to undermine the executive branch which would be problematic in something the Department of Justice should look into", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
Sanders denied the White House is conducting its own investigation to uncover the source behind the article.
The suggestion that work continues apace inside the administration was belied by Trump himself, who spent much of the morning tweeting angrily about journalist Bob Woodward, whose book detailing dysfunction among Trump aides is released on Tuesday.
Trump faced overwhelming backlash for his comments after the Charlottesville rally, but Woodward reported in his book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", that the president privately called his decision to initially condemn white supremacists the "biggest f--ing mistake I've made". Instead, Sanders said just the notion the unidentified official may be involved in national security matters was grounds enough to launch a probe.
It was not clear how aggressive White House efforts were to root out the op-ed writer, though a person close to the White House who was not authorized to speak publicly said officials had focused in on a few names.
But on NBC's "Today" program Monday, Woodward said that the denials issued by chief of staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis about quotes in his book are not truthful.
The Quinnipiac University poll, which was released Monday, showed that only 32 percent of respondents answered "yes" to the question, "Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?", the lowest since November 2016, and down from 38 percent in July.
Woodward, who is best known for his investigative reporting on the Watergate scandal, recorded hundreds of hours of source interviews for the book.
Asked later whether the White House would list all the things in Woodward's book that are wrong, Sanders said such an exercise "would be a complete and utter waste of our time, so no". "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". "I'll write the real book!"
Kelly is quoted calling Trump "an idiot", and Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of "a fifth- or sixth-grader".
"People talk about the loyalists leaving", the person close to Trump said. "The snakes are everywhere but we're getting rid of them, '" a person close to Trump told Axios.
He added: "'These are political statements to protect their jobs, totally understandable".
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