Bob Woodward

Scoop: Bob Woodward writes email to Jeff Bezos: "It's Watergate redux"

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward. Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Bob Woodward — author of "FEAR: Trump in the White House" and an associate editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971 — wrote an email of support on Friday to Post owner Jeff Bezos, following his Medium post defying the National Enquirer:

Jeff:  Proud of you for stepping forward in such a difficult situation. Very gutsy and definitely right. This period reminds me of 1972-1974, perhaps Watergate Redux. So many assaults on constitutional government, common sense and privacy. Let's hope we all get it right — aggressive but careful and fair.  Cheers and best, Bob Woodward

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Michelle Obama's memoir sold more than 725,000 copies on its first day

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Michelle Obama's new memoir “Becoming” sold more than 725,000 copies during its first day on bookshelves Tuesday, exceeding the pace of other memoirs by first ladies but not quite topping the performance of Bob Woodward's "Fear," which sold 900,000 copies its first day, per the AP.

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