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Bob Woodward, who blew open Watergate, is writing a book about Trump

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Bob Woodward’s
work with Carl Bernstein for The Washington Post forced
Richard Nixon to resign as US president in
1974.

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  • Bob Woodward, the reporter who uncovered the Watergate
    scandal, is working on a book about President Donald Trump’s
    White House.
  • His previous reporting led to the resignation of
    President Richard Nixon, and he has written probing books about
    the Obama and Bush presidencies.
  • His new book promises to bring readers “face to face
    with Trump.”
  • Woodward has reportedly obtained a series of memos,
    documents, and notes, including some that are handwritten by
    Trump, and has conducted hundreds of hours of
    interviews.
  • The book will outline “in unprecedented detail the
    harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House”
    according to a release obtained by the Washington
    Post.

The Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who blew open the Watergate
scandal and wrote probing looks into the Obama and Bush
administrations is writing a book that promises to give readers a
“front row seat” to President Donald Trump’s White House.

Bob Woodward’s work with Carl Bernstein for the Washington Post
forced Nixon to resign as US president in 1974. Their work
uncovered the Nixon administration’s attempts to bug and steal
documents from the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

Now, Woodward’s new book promises to bring readers “face to face
with Trump.” Publisher Simon & Schuster plans to announce
that it will publish “Fear: Trump in the White House” on
September 11,
according to documents the Post obtained.

The book will be the 19th written by the 75-year-old journalist.
It promises to reveal “in unprecedented detail the harrowing life
inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he
makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies,”
according to the release.

The book will come out just two weeks before the midterm
elections, which will be a vital test for Trump.


Sources told CNN
that the book is based on hundreds of hours
of taped interviews with first-hand sources and will examine
Trump’s relationship and actions on topics, including the Russia
investigation and the 2017 white supremacist rally in
Charlottesville, Virginia.

A source told the outlet that Woodward has obtained a series of
memos, documents, and notes, including some that are handwritten
by Trump.

The book’s cover features a striking photo of Trump looking
stern, colored red and with the words “Fear” in large, white
letters.

Woodward, who remains a journalist at the Post, has been
vocal about the role of reporters in the current political
climate. In a preview video for his investigative journalism
masterclass released last year, he told journalists: “This is
a time we’re being tested. Let’s not be chickenshit about
this. … This is the final exam for democracy.”

While Trump was not interviewed as part of this book,
Woodward
interviewed him in 2016 for the Post.
In it, Trump
revealed what he believed the nature of power to be: “Real
power is, I don’t even want to use the word: ‘Fear.'”

This quote gave Woodward the inspiration for his book title,
a source told CNN.

Bernstein has also generated his own headlines by covering the
Trump administration. His name was
one of three bylines on a CNN piece
that said Trump,
according to his former lawyer Michael Cohen, knew about the 2016
meeting in Trump Tower between Russians and Trump associates,
including his son, Donald Trump Jr.

Trump has not taken well in the past to books that investigate
his presidency. He attacked author Michael Wolff on Twitter after
the publication of Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury,” which promised
an inside look into the campaign and White House.

“Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to
sell this really boring and untruthful book,” Trump tweeted.

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