While he does not name his sources, Woodward said he spoke with many people now or formerly working for Trump as he researched the book, discussing not just the President Trump's personality but also major policy debates regarding North Korea and Afghanistan.
The Times and The Washington Post, which published selected passages of Woodward's book, launched the left's one-two punch, no doubt in an effort to detract from all the upbeat economic and geopolitical news and, more importantly, to somehow derail the confirmation of Trump pick Brett Kavanaugh as the ninth justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
If the version of events revealed by Woodward and the anonymous official is true, America is facing a deeply dysfunctional presidency and crisis of governance with no parallel in modern history, apart, perhaps, from the paranoid final days of the Nixon administration.
Woodward said he interviewed "over a hundred" people for the book, adding, "I would say that maybe half of those are key people".
The essay said members of the administration were running a "two-track presidency", achieving Republican policy aims while sidelining the "amoral ... impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective" Trump until he was out of office.
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It wasn't long before the piece titled 'I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration' got the attention of the target of its ire.
"I don't like what Nike did, I don't think it is appropriate what they did, I honor the flag, I honor our national anthem, and most of the people in this country feel the same way", Mr. Trump said.
"There were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president".
He is one of the most respected living USA journalists, and has written extensively on modern American presidents, earning praise from Trump himself in 2013 for his work on Barack Obama. It leads us to question Cohn's telling of the story to Woodward and why Woodward never corroborated Cohn's story with anyone at the White House.
One top Trump aide, budget chief Mick Mulvaney, warned behind closed doors on Saturday that even GOP candidates such as Texas Sen.