Sarah Sanders calls for investigation into anonymous op-ed author

Ruben Ruiz
September 12, 2018

In another part of the book, Mattis allegedly said that Trump had the understanding of a "fifth- or sixth-grader" of the situation on the Korean peninsula.

President Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to North Dakota on Friday, "I would say Jeff [Sessions] should be investigating who the author of that piece was because I really believe it's national security".

Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", has dropped bombshells about Trump's White House.

He questioned whether Woodward was "a Dem operative" and said that the "book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of Staff) John Kelly".

"To be clear, a number of the statements attributed to me and from others to me in the Woodward book are incorrect", Christie said. Colbert asked how we can know what's going on when Trump changes his mind daily, or maybe forgets what he thought yesterday. "So I think it's - in a sense - the wrong phrase".

The book by the longtime Washington Post reporter says former Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn once removed a document from the president's desk that would have ended a trade deal with South Korea.

"We should just go borrow a lot of money, hold it, and then sell it to make money", Trump said, according to the book. Woodward has said that senior Trump administration officials have not told the truth in responding to the book.

"Little leaked out of the Pence side of the White House", Wolff wrote in his January book that similarly described a chaotic and dysfunctional administration.

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President Trump's accomplishments are undeniable: significant tax relief to spur economic growth, rolling back burdensome regulations to unleash job creators, remaking the federal judiciary to uphold the Constitution, and much more.

Like Cohn, Porter features prominently in "Fear" and is described as a gatekeeper who curtailed some of Trump's most reckless impulses. "What do we get from protecting Taiwan, say?"

Asked if she was saying the op-ed constituted a misuse of classified information, Sanders replied, "Once again, it's something that the Department of Justice should simply look into, and that's for them to make that determination". Because that's somebody who knows that I worked hard on this and tried to dig in and excavate what the reality was.

Cohn commented on the claims set forth in the book, saying "This book does not accurately portray my experience at the White House".

"People who are well respected in this administration have come out and denied it", he said. Both that article, and Woodward's book, state that Priebus told Trump that Pence was prepared to step up with Condoleezza Rice as his running mate if Trump withdrew.

"They realized that [these documents] would endanger the country", Woodward said.

Woodward insisted he doesn't take a side in that debate.

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