In what may well be a bluff, Bob Woodward, author of the controversial and largely fictional “Fear: Trump in the White House,” is now threatening to release the tapes of his interviews “if somebody really wants to challenge me.” Then, in the same breath, he notes, “But I, again, I’ve made agreements with people that these sources are going to remain confidential.” He may have just asked for someone to throw down the legal gauntlet to force him to show his hand and finally put his claims of a “nervous breakdown” in the Trump administration to rest. We expect nothing will materialize but smoke and mirrors.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Talk of Bob Woodward’s new tome, just like all the recently released political books, came and went quickly.
President Trump has deemed “Fear: Trump in the White House” “a total fraud,” a “work of fiction,” and “totally discredited.” Some of the book’s most salacious quotes have been roundly denied by the people who supposedly said them. And conservative websites, including The Daily Wire, have cast some doubts on Woodward’s methodology.
So with the waning publicity for the book, Woodward took to the airwaves to re-hype it. Appearing on CBS (his book was published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS) on Thursday, Woodward tried his best to hawk his book.
The Washington Post writer made famous during the Watergate scandal was asked if he would release the interview tapes he claims to have. “Well, if somebody really wants to challenge me, of course. Of course. But I — again, I’ve made agreements with people that these sources are going to remain confidential.”