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The White House has described the book as "reckless" and a work of fiction with the president calling it a "joke".

But Trump's attacks may have backfired after the Woodward's publisher said Monday it had reprinted his book an astounding six times before it's even gone on sale to the public.

Rush Limbaugh says last week's op-ed in The New York Times by an anonymous White House official may be a "made up" composite piece by numerous people. "It gives a date, it gives a time, who participates, most often the president himself and what he says", Woodward said.

But on Monday, the White House reasserted its interest in studying whether any laws were broken by the explosive op-ed's author. This has not been treated seriously enough.

The president is displeased with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Bill Shine in particular because Trump thinks he wasn't able to push back the claims made in the expose. "That doesn't mean they won't try to create something but, again, I'm not".

"No lie detectors are being used or talked about or looked at as a possibility".

Trump's White House is not so much an unbelievable modern soap opera as an old Roman or Mughal court with a paranoid emperor. Mattis was not "focused on anything other" than continuing to serve with the men and women of the military, Manning said.

These excerpts, of course, are not the main story in the book, the brainchild of a respected reporter who reported on the Watergate scandal. "We don't take it like others - like China", Trump is quoted as saying in the book, during the July 19 situation room meeting.

The book is number 8 on Amazon's Top 20 most sold and most read books of the week and Fear is already the sixth biggest seller of 2018 on Amazon, CNN reported. Dems can't stand losing. "I wish the people could see the real facts - and our country is doing GREAT!", Trump tweeted on September 7.

The buzz around the book, including a Washington Post report last week on how it detailed the "nervous breakdown" of the Trump presidency, has prompted sharp criticism from the White House.

During the ABC interview, Trump Jr. said he believes the commentary was written by a "low-level person", and he said that the Justice Department should investigate the author, as his father has suggested. "Trump wasn't buying it", writes Woodward.

Woodward, who has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, staunchly defended the integrity of his reporting and said the book "is as carefully done as you can do an excavation of the reality of what goes on".

The White House says Camp David, the U.S. president's country retreat, offers the commander-in-chief "solitude, tranquility, and a place to host foreign leaders".

Asked if Trump is still a credible voice, Sanders insisted he was: "Absolutely".

  • Salvatore Jensen