The latest book on the White House will be harder to shake off, even as President Trump claims parts of it "could be just made up by the author."
Why it matters: It's not normal for a president's team to fear he's a national security risk, as Bob Woodward's new book claims — or to keep information from his desk and ignore his orders.
Among Woodward's reported revelations:
The White House response, via Sarah Sanders: "This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad. ... Sometimes it is unconventional, but he always gets results."
Between the lines, from Axios' Jonathan Swan:
Be smart, via Swan: The White House's core problem is that Woodward is a serious reporter with decades of thorough reporting under his belt.
The bottom line: There's a reason the White House hasn't gone all in on Woodward. They can't.
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A protester shouts during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Today's hearing was a mess of protests and speeches, with Kavanaugh expected to actually face sustained questions tomorrow.
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