“The relationship has nowhere to go but down, fast”, the official said.
But Woodward says in his book there was an even more risky tweet that wasn’t sent, declaring that Trump was withdrawing the family members of US troops from South Korea. Cohn and Porter got away with it because Trump “doesn’t remember. If I were not here, I believe The New York Times probably would not exist”, he said.
Indeed, like hundreds of other reporters in Washington, the Times’ news staff is trying to find out the writer’s name.
Several administration officials, including Defense Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly, have denied the anecdotes and quotes ascribed to them in Woodward’s book. “If the gutless anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once”.
Mocking Sessions’s accent, Trump said, “This guy is mentally retarded”.
Woodward also reports that Trump requested a strategy for a pre-emptive strike on North Korea, ordered Mattis to plan the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and was told by his lawyer John Dowd to avoid speaking with special counsel Robert Mueller: “Don’t testify”. He said the early release of information from the book this week was created to interfere with confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, “which I don’t think it’s done”.
“Nearly 62 million people voted for President Donald J. Trump in 2016”, said Sanders.
She adds that President Donald Trump’s accomplishments don’t get enough coverage in the press, saying “Democrats and their allies in the media understand the president’s policies are working and with success like this, no one can beat him in 2020 – not even close”.
Sanders wouldn’t rule out a lawsuit against Woodward on Monday, though Trump has long threatened legal action against his detractors that never materializes. “Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims”.
Dao said, “There’s nothing in the piece that strikes me as being relevant to or undermining the national security”.
He suspects the author is in either a Cabinet-level or deputy secretary position who frequently visits the White House or someone who works in the maze of offices in the West Wing.
“He is not putting the country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people”.
“Senior opinion editors know the identity of the official, as we pointed out in our editor’s note, ‘ Danielle Ha said in an email”.
Former administration official Omarosa Manigault Newman tweeted that clues about the writer’s identity were in her recently released tell-all book, offering a page number: 330.
As for the anonymous “senior official” who penned the op-ed in the Times, I’m not inclined to join the chorus of commentators who say he or she is being cowardly and instead should have gone public, resigned in front of television cameras, marched up to Congress and demanded to testify and. and then what?
“I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and submit to any review the administration wanted to do”, Pence said.
According to the article, members of the Cabinet even considered invoking the 25th amendment, which can initiate the removal of a president “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”.
“Whereas right now we’re talking about the substance of what’s in the op-ed”, he said.
The president’s former lead personal attorney, John Dowd, is quoted in graphic language referring to Trump as a “liar” who will end up wearing an “orange jump suit” if he gives testimony to special counsel Robert Muller, who is looking into ties between the 2016 Trump election campaign and Russian Federation.