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To investigate Sarah Sanders on-call for DOJ, anonymous op-ed
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, says the Department of Justice, in any attempt to undermine the Executive, says it is “sad and pathetic” that the anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed receives so much media attention.
In her first interview since the trump administration was hit with a one-two punch of revelations, said in an anonymous New York Times op-ed and journalist Bob Woodward in his new book, press Secretary Sarah Sanders, it’s business as usual in the White house is controversial, while slamming the media for focusing on the lasting.
“We focus on things that are really important,” Sanders said on Monday. “It is sad and pathetic that a bowel gets loose, the anonymous source as much attention from the media.”
She added: “The American people would be better served if we talked about really important things, with which the country is facing.”
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Sanders added that there is no discussion in the White house over the administration of polygraph tests to find out who is responsible for the New York Times opinion piece, in which a senior administration official described the trump administration is stuck in the dysfunction, with helpers, insulting the Republican President and work to make catastrophic decisions.
The spokesman, however, not say whether or not the President would try to file a lawsuit against the New York Times for the publication of the piece had yet to develop Trump’s tweet that the justice investigate the Ministry, but added it would cause to investigate, whether the author was involved, in conversations, where the national security is spoken.
“If the individual is in a meeting that national security is discussed or other important issues, and try to undermine the Executive – surely some justice should look into,” said Sanders.
The New York Times revealed no classified information, or of breaches of national security, and it is unclear what the reason is, the administration can take – if at all – only in relation to a claim or official investigation by the Ministry of justice.
On Woodward’s book, which will be released on Tuesday, Sanders confirmed that many of the sources cited have denied in the book, what the Washington Post reported on a journalist and called to Woodward’s book, “careless” and “reckless.”
“A number of people have come and said to confirm Woodward never reached, it seems to make incredibly reckless for a book that outrageous claims that not even a 10$, the fact checker,” said Sanders.
Earlier in the day, Woodward Yesterday appeared on NBC ‘ s “” show, where he said that the Minister of defense of Jim Mattis and White house chief of staff John Kelly “tell the truth” when they deny, make disparaging remarks about President Donald Trump attributed to you in his new book, “the fear.”
In the book, Kelly is quoted as saying of Trump: “He’s an idiot. It is pointless to try to convince him of anything. He is out of joint. We are in crazy town.”
In a statement, Kelly flatly maligning the President denied.l “the idea That I don’t ever call the President an idiot is true, in fact it is exactly the opposite.” He added, “He and I, we both know, this story is total BS.”
The book also quotes Mattis, according to a controversial National Security Council meeting on Jan. 19, said Trump traded as usual and the understanding of “a fifth-or sixth-grader.”
Mattis made a statement, tweeted at least twice by the trumpet, and said: “The contemptuous words about the President attributed to me in Woodward’s book were never spoken by me or in my presence.” Mattis described the book as “the product of someone’s rich imagination.”
“You are not telling the truth.” Woodward said, adding that the comments by the administration officials “are political statements, to their jobs to protect.”
The Pulitzer prize-winning journalist staunchly defended the integrity of its reporting and said the book “is so carefully made, as it is a pit for the reality of what is.”
Trump fired back on Monday with a tweet, call Woodward ‘ s book “is a joke – just another attack against me, and a barrage of attacks, with the now disproved unnamed and anonymous sources. Many have already reported to say that the quotes from them, as the book are fiction. Dems can’t bear to lose. I write the real book!”
Trump also insisted that the White house “running smoothness of the machine.”
The Woodward book is a joke – just another attack against me, and a barrage of attacks, with the now disproved unnamed and anonymous sources. Many have already reported to say that the quotes from them, as the book are fiction. Dems can’t bear to lose. I write the real book!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2018
On the question of the President’s credibility in the light of the New York Times op-ed, and a recent poll found that Trump’s ratings on character traits such as honesty and intelligence of the voters fell to their lowest level since November of 2016, Sanders said she would prefer to “take the actual record account,” White house staff as “disgruntled former employees, who refuse to put their names on the things.”
The Quinnipiac University survey, released Monday, showed that only 32 percent of the respondents answered “Yes” to the question “Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?” the lowest since November of 2016, down from 38 percent in July.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.