Trump suggests libel laws be changed after bombshell book
06 September, 2018, 03:29 | Author: Valerie Santiago
"He just made the nicest quote about me I think I've ever had".
The result was that they could only start pushing back hours after the story first broke, releasing a slew of statements from figures quoted indirectly by the book.
Amid the nuclear crisis, Trump also reportedly disregarded the significance of the massive USA military presence on the Korean Peninsula, including a special intelligence operation that allows the United States to detect a North Korean missile launch in seven seconds vs. 15 minutes from Alaska, according to Woodward.
According to Woodward, Mattis told staff to ignore a tirade by Trump against Syria's president Bashar al-Assad in the wake of a chemical weapons attack in April 2017 and the U.S. president's alleged statement: "Let's fucking kill him!" Dowd, who stepped down in January, resigned after the mock interview, the book says.
Trump's witch hunt through the White House is apparently part of the White House's last-minute, scrambling PR plan.
When they repeatedly catch Trump with stumbles, contradictions, and lies, the President flies into a 30-minute rage, calls the probe a hoax, and refuses to testify.
Dowd, in a statement Tuesday, said "no so-called "practice session" or "re-enactment" " took place and denied saying Trump was likely to end up in an orange jumpsuit. Team Trump thus engages in what Woodward describes as an "an administrative coup d'etat" to circumvent Trump's worst impulses (like pondering assassinating Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, launching a military strike against North Korea, and pulling out of key global trade agreements).
"The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true", Kelly wrote, "in fact it's exactly the opposite".
In a separate statement, the White House is dismissing the book as "nothing more than fabricated stories".
Meanwhile, in a gaggle with White House reporters on Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she "didn't know" if Woodward's depiction of the White House amounted to libel. 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.
Some of the book's most anticipated anecdotes concern the Russian Federation investigation, and Trump's lawyers' desires to keep the president out of an interview with lead investigator Robert Mueller.
THE BOOK: Rudy Giuliani tried to defend the then-presidential candidate in 2016 shortly before Election Day after a recording leaked of Trump boasting of assaulting women.
According to the book, Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly raged: "He's an idiot".
Even so - whether at Trump's side because they believe, they serve or they finagle - everyone in the White House should take careful note of the person they're dealing with and the person whom Woodward has fleshed out.
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The NFL released a statement on Tuesday saying the issues raised by Kaepernick "deserve our attention and action". Critics have burned Nike trainers and clothing in protest at the decision to use Kaepernick in the campaign.
Before Ayanna Pressley celebrated her triumph surrounded by dozens of supporters, a wave of shock hit her behind closed doors. Capuano is now the fourth House lawmaker to lose re-election in a 2018 midterm primary, following Rep.
Shares of the e-commerce giant gained about 2% in trading on Tuesday to hit an all-time high of $2,050.27. Amazon's success pushed Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO, to the top of Forbes' billionaires list this year.
The typhoon first made landfall on the island of Shikoku, where wind gusts of up to 207 kmh were recorded. Jebi, which made landfall in western areas of the country, brought heavy rain and winds of up to 172kmph.
Canada rejoined NAFTA talks on Tuesday, a day after the USA and Mexico reached a deal , tweaking the free trade agreement. Throughout the day Friday, it became increasingly clear that Canada and the US would be unable to reach an agreement.
Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah has made it into the final three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men's Player award for 2018. Salah's strike in last December's Merseyside derby also makes the shortlist, with FIFA.com users voting for the victor .
Kavanaugh sat silently and impassively for most of the day, occasionally sipping water and taking notes on senators' points. Chuck Grassley , an Iowa Republican who's the Judiciary Committee's chairman, pushed back on those calls, and outgoing Sen.
The company's stock has surged more than 70 percent since January, outperforming Apple, which has gained more than 30 percent. Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to be worth US$1 trillion (NZ$1.52 trillion), hot on the heels of Apple.
Samsung is also getting more aggressive with battery capacity now that the Note7 recall debacle is well behind it. The Galaxy Note9 is available with two internal storage options - choose from 128GB or 512GB.
On Saturday, Haddad was scheduled to visit Garanhuns, a city in Brazil's impoverished Northeast where da Silva was born. But he has been in jail since April after he was sentenced to 12 years for corruption and money laundering.
Canada 'will be out' of trade deal unless it's 'fair'
The deal also proposes requiring a significant portion of automobile parts - 75 percent - be made in the USA and Mexico . It is still unclear whether the United States and Canada will work out their differences in the next few weeks.
United States last nail in frozen Pak aid
Pakistan is still believed to have the strongest influence over the Taliban, making its cooperation necessary for peace talks. Trump used his first tweet of 2018 to attack the Pakistani government saying they shelter the "terrorists we hunt".
Lawyer told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’
Convicted felon and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was also mentioned in the report. The details of the exchange were confirmed to The Associated Press by multiple people.
Hamilton denies Ferrari a home win at Italian GP
Hamilton's overtaking move on Vettel was investigated by the stewards but they took no action, deeming it a racing incident. Still, it was a front row lockout for Ferrari - but not really in the order they wanted - with Hamilton behind them both.
Rain chances increase throughout your Labor Day weekend
The Accumulated Cyclone Energy - a measure of the strength and longevity of a storm - is 17.5 this season when the normal is 28.7. However, the weather service doesnt believe the tropical wave poses a threat to the region because its so disorganized.