"I think it is less about that part of it and whether or not somebody is actively trying to undermine the Executive Branch of the government and a duly elected president of the United States", Sanders said. "It doesn't work. He's got it in his head, and when people challenge him, he will say, 'I have had those ideas for 30 years, you're wrong'".
"And he said: "'It is mostly anonymous sources in here, why should anyone trust you?
"People who are well respected in this administration have come out and denied it", he commented.
Mr Mattis also issued a statement, re-tweeted at least twice by Mr Trump, saying, "The contemptuous words about the president attributed to me in Woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence".
Then White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault, right, walks past President Donald Trump during a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, March 13, 2017. And they're in a position, and. they should say whatever they want to say.
Trump's reaction to the anonymous op-ed and Woodward's book reflects the "nervous breakdown" inside the White House.
However, he admitted the investigation has taken a personal toll on him, but he's able to "compartmentalize it".
Trump tweeted Monday that he has been subjected to "Phony books, articles and TV "hits" like no other pol has had to endure".
Trump spent the weekend complaining about the book as well as the op-ed writer. Without naming names, Trump Jr. said that group still included some outside the family, as well as his sister Ivanka and brother-in-law Jared Kushner, who serve as White House advisers to the president.
Donald Trump, Jr. appears in Civil Supreme Court, July 26, 2018, in NY.
"I think historically speaking, that would be what happens", he said.
"You're a Republican", Cohn, a Democrat, apparently explained, saying Trump would "get absolutely destroyed" if he raised the top rate. Our side is getting all the things that they're wanting to because my father's delivering on all of the promises that he made. "I know other reporters who have heard things from those people and they heard the exact same thing, but it was off the record and they couldn't use it". Woodward gave us a book of characters that reinforced what we already know from media leaking rather than uncovering damning Watergate-like evidence.
Trump and Cohn were reportedly discussing tax reform legislation before the GOP tax cut bill was passed past year. "One person I interviewed nine times and transcripts of these conversations are 7 or 800 pages long, goes hundreds of pages", he added.