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Woodward has written books about seven prior administrations and gained journalistic fame almost five decades ago as one of the Washington Post reporters whose investigative stories about White House corruption helped drive President Richard Nixon from office.

With the release of Bob Woodward's latest book, Fear, on Tuesday, the author hit the promotion trail, appearing on The Late Show hosted by Stephen Colbert on Monday night, where the host had some criticism on the book for Woodward according to the Washington Post.

But he told NBC that until Trump he had "never seen an instance when the president is so detached from the reality of what's going on". "To be clear", he wrote in a subsequent tweet, "a number of the statements attributed to me and from others to me in the Woodward book are incorrect".

"Things are more hidden", Woodward said.

"A third of my job was trying to react to some of the really risky ideas that he had and try to give him reasons to believe that maybe they weren't such good ideas", Porter told an associate, according to the book.

On Monday, Trump tweeted that "the Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources".

Sanders said it's up to the Justice Department to make that determination.

While far longer, Porter's statement followed Cohn's example of not outright denying any particular allegation made in Woodward's book. "I don't talk the way I am quoted", the president wrote on Twitter in one missive.

Pakistan mourns death of Kulsoom Nawaz
Sharif's wife was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August 2017, and since then she was receiving treatment. The former first lady of Pakistan had suffered a cardiac arrest and placed on a ventilator in June this year.

Apple partners falter after Trump demands production shifts
The Focus Active may be the first vehicle officially killed by the administration's tariffs, but it likely won't be the last. On 31 August, citing Trump's new tariffs, Ford said it was dropping plans to ship the Focus Active from China to America.

Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast
Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 140 miles per hour (220 kph) as it moved west-northwest at 13 miles per hour (20 kph). That heavy rain will come as a result of Florence not making a lot of movement away from the Carolinas after making landfall.

"I think the president ought to take immediate and direct action to find out who the conspirators are", Bannon continued. "Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public".

He realized then - he was right - that once you have a special counsel with this unlimited authority, essentially unlimited time, going after you, they're going to look under every rock. I think, also, that we're underestimating how serious all of this is.

Woodward, however, said that he did not agree with the phrase "anonymous sources".

He said early mornings and Sunday evenings, when the President often set off Tweetstorms, were "the witching hour".

"President Trump invites robust discussion and asks probing questions", Porter said. "And the United States "must stop payments to Pakistan until they cooperate", Trump said. In the National Security Council meeting I was describing, he will say - oh, but we're losing so much money in trade with South Korea and China and others.

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.

Mattis was alarmed, telling close associates after the meeting that the President acted like - and had the understanding of - 'a fifth- or sixth-grader'.

Woodward has said that senior Trump administration officials have not told the truth in responding to the book.

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