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Officials deny penning attack on Trump

Officials deny penning attack on Trump

Trump, he said, characterized his "little rocket man" tweet war with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as "leader versus leader, man versus man, me versus Kim", and at one point drafted a tweet that said, "We are going to pull our dependents from South Korea - family members of the 28,000 people there".

Vice President Mike Pence also denied writing the opinion piece.

"What's unfair, I don't mind when they write a book and they make lies because it gets discredited", he told Pete Hegseth, adding that it's challenging "when somebody writes and you can't discredit because you have no idea who they are".

"People who work for him are anxious - that he will sign things or give orders that threaten the national security or financial security of the country or of the world", Woodward told 'CBS Sunday Morning'.

"The root of the problem is the president's amorality", wrote the official. Trump has demanded that aides identify the leaker, according to two people familiar with the matter, though it was unclear how they might go about doing so.

First Lady Melania Trump also weighed in to address the writer of the op-ed through her spokesperson.

Bob Woodward sounded an alarm in his first TV interview to promote "Fear", his explosive book about Donald Trump's presidency.

In excerpts of the book - his 19th - that hits bookstores on Tuesday, Woodward writes that former Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn and onetime White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter intentionally worked to foil Trump's actions.

Following the op-ed's release, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted: "The media's wild obsession with the identity of the anonymous coward is recklessly tarnishing the reputation of thousands of great Americans who proudly serve our country and work for President Trump".

Two Russians named as suspects in United Kingdom nerve agent attack
Poland expelled four Russian diplomats as part of a coordinated global response to the suspected nerve agent attack in Salisbury. They spent weeks hospitalised in critical condition and are now recovering in a secret location for their own protection.

Woodward said that his reporting on this White House took him "in the belly of the beast". "Cohn later told an associate that he removed the letter to protect national security and that Trump did not notice that it was missing", reads The Post's summary of Woodward's findings.

"Wait a minute. So the country is safer and more prosperous under Trump?"

A New York Times article, said to be written by a senior White House official, says Mr Trump's appointees are trying to stifle his agenda.

"There's virtually no context in which this kind of op-ed comes within a mile of federal criminal law", said Stephen Vladeck, a law professor at the University of Texas.

List of New York Times anonymous source denials continues to grow.

The 25th Amendment allows the vice president to take over if the commander in chief is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office".

Gutfeld said Trump is succeeding on the substantive issues, so his critics focus on his style.

After a chemical weapons attack blamed on the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad in April 2017, Trump allegedly urged Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to kill the Russian-backed president and his entourage.


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