Trump has talked openly with allies about his suspicion that former national security adviser H.R. McMaster cooperated, suggesting that McMaster likely turned over his notes to Woodward.
"Folks have been looking to pay premiums on that policy for a while now", the official said. Woodward, in his first TV interview about his new book Fear, discussed some of the unsettling things he learned from his interviews with 100 or so people about President Trump's White House.
'This is just another example of the liberal media's concerted effort to discredit the President, ' she said.
Woodward repeatedly requested an interview with Trump for the book, but did not succeed.
The looming release of Woodward's book, according to reports, has had the White House on edge for weeks. "The Vice President, that was my first thought", she added.
Carlson said Trump ran on closer relations with Russian Federation, revamped trade policies and stricter immigration enforcement and is now following through on what voters supported.
Washington has been in a guessing game over the identity of the author of the op-ed, and several Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, have issued denials. "I'm - what do you call it?"
A congressional ally of President Donald Trump says he thinks Congress could investigate which senior administration official wrote an anonymous New York Times opinion piece criticizing the president. "It's not clear to us anyway that it's someone in the White House".
"White House staffers, she said, aren't focused on "(dealing) with cowards that refuse to put their names in an anonymous letter".
Woodward added that in the eight White House's he's covered, he has never heard of such actions.More news: Pacioretty shipped out of Montreal nothing but a good thing for Bruins
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"What you'd like is the President to not worry so much about the short term of staffing, but the long term of vision-casting for America, pull us together as a people, help us deliberate about where we should go and then build a team of great, big-cause, low-ego people around you", he said.
Chief of staff John Kelly told colleagues he saw Trump as "unhinged" and "an idiot". Dowd, who stepped down in January, resigned after the mock interview, the book says. Some reporters have been furnished with advance copies, but when will the rest of us get our hands on the book by Bob Woodward?
Today, Sanders is urging the American people to call the New York Times and demand to know who wrote the piece.
Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is denying he uttered comments critical of President Donald Trump that are contained in a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.
Fear reports that officials, including former economic adviser Gary Cohn, would steal documents off Trump's desk to stop him from enacting certain policies. Woodward's new book is due to be published on Tuesday, and the veteran journalist is promoting his damning account of the President's leadership.
The op-ed pages of the newspaper are managed separately from its news department.
Pressed on whether Trump can win a credibility battle with the Pulitzer victor who helped expose President Richard Nixon's Watergate-era transgressions, Sanders pointed to "actual, on record" accounts from White House staffers, again pointing to Mattis and Kelly, "not disgruntled former employees".
To White House officials, the ultimatum appeared to play into the very concerns about the president's impulses raised by the essay's author.
On Amazon, Woodward's new book was ranked as the top-selling book on Wednesday.