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Biden used curse words that start with 'F' and 'A' after discovering Trump's golf 'toys' in the White House, including a giant video screen: book

President Joe Biden talks to reporters during the first news conference of his presidency in the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden was apparently not impressed by Trump's imprint on the White House. He called Trump a "fucking asshole" over "golf toys" the former president left. Biden apparently finds the White House a cold place to live, but appreciates the staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden was apparently not fond of the person...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Oval Office, Woodward, Bob Woodward, White House Trump, Joseph R Biden Jr


McConnell called Trump 'a fading brand' and said 'sucking up' to him 'is not a strategy that works': book

Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with President Donald Trump on July 20, 2020. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called former President Donald Trump a "fading brand." "Sucking up to Donald Trump is not a strategy that works," he said, according to the new book "Peril." McConnell blamed Trump for lying to Americans about the election and provoking the Capitol riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch M...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Capitol, Woodward, McConnell, Sen Lindsey Graham


Book reveals Lindsey Graham's reaction to Trump's false election claims

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee were unconvinced by Rudy Giuliani's attempt to prove voter fraud to them, Woodward and Costa's new book reports.
Tags: News, Stories, Costa, Mike Lee, Rudy Giuliani, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Woodward, Sen Lindsey Graham


New indications that Giuliani couldn't convince Trump allies of voter fraud

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee were unconvinced by Rudy Giuliani's attempt to prove voter fraud to them, Woodward and Costa's new book reports.
Tags: News, Stories, Giuliani, Costa, Mike Lee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Woodward, Sen Lindsey Graham


Giuliani failed to convince senators of voter fraud, book says

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee were unconvinced by Rudy Giuliani's attempt to prove voter fraud to them, Woodward and Costa's new book reports.
Tags: News, Stories, Giuliani, Costa, Mike Lee, Rudy Giuliani, Woodward, Sen Lindsey Graham


Donald Trump can't thwart Mike Pence's presidential bid as the former VP gears up for a 2024 run, report says

Then-President Donald Trump and his VP Mike Pence at the Republican National Convention on August 24, 2020. David T. Foster III-Pool/Getty Images Mike Pence is making plans for a 2024 presidential run, CNN Politics reported. He has sized up his team, acquired new office space, and recruited a top GOP fundraiser, the media outlet said. Recent headlines suggest that Pence's relationship with Donald Trump has soured in recent months. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forme...
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To Understand Milley’s Worries We Should Look at the Trump DOJ

Follow-on reporting about General Mark Milley’s crisis talks with his counterpart in the PLA just add more confirmation that these communications were entirely appropriate. We should be thankful they happened. We now know the calls were coordinated with the current and later the acting Secretaries of Defense. So it’s all very much by the book. As Tom Nichols explains here, the US military – and most professional militaries – invest great resources, often over decades, in military to military tal...
Tags: News, US, PLA, Costa, Josh Marshall, Tom Nichols, Woodward, Mark Milley, Milley, Trump DOJ, Editors' Blog, Trump Mike Pompeo


Lindsey Graham told Trump he was leaving office more 'powerful' than any US president to stoke his ego after the election, book says

President Donald Trump speaks to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) during an event about judicial confirmations in the East Room of the White House on November 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Lindsey Graham tried to stoke Trump's ego to calm him down after he lost the 2020 election. Trump was trying to overturn the results, and Graham didn't think it would work out for him. Graham told Trump he'd leave office more "powerful" than any president in history. See mor...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Woodward, Sen Lindsey Graham


Milley defends calls to Chinese general reported in Woodward book – live

General says calls were ‘perfectly within the duties’ of the chairmanFar-right groups tell supporters planned rally is a government ‘trap’Biden criticized over crowded migrant camp near Del Rio, TexasSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.54pm BST Jared Polis has become the first openly gay governor in the US to marry in office. Related: Jared Polis becomes first sitting governor to marry in same-sex wedding 6.34pm BST Gen Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint...
Tags: Republicans, Washington Post, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Beijing, Democrats, US politics, US immigration, Biden, Donald Trump, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Woodward, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward


Gen. Mark Milley was 'one of the happiest people' at Biden's inauguration because it meant Trump was out of office, book says

General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley was one of "the happiest people" at Biden's inauguration, a new book says. He was buoyant not because "it was President Biden," but because "Trump was out of the presidency." "Peril" documented Milley's inner turmoil throughout Trump's presidency and how he responded to Trump's impulsivity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gen. Mark Milley, the chairma...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Iran, Biden, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, State, Capitol


Trump said he tapped Giuliani to lead his election lawsuits because 'none of the sane lawyers' could represent him, book says

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to U.S. President Donald Trump, gestures as he speaks after media announced that Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 7, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Trump told Lindsey Graham that Giuliani was his lawyer because no "sane lawyers" would represent him, a new book says. "None of the sane lawyers can represent me because they've b...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Graham, Michael Wolff, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Costa


McConnell's final remark to Trump was 'you lost the election' as the defeated president railed at him for not embracing the Big Lie: book

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images McConnell's final remark to Trump was, "You lost the election," according to a new book. Trump has railed against McConnell for not embracing his lies about the 2020 presidential contest. In April, Trump referred ...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Costa, Mitch, Trump


Trump's lawyers had a 'law school 101 discussion' about explaining to him how the Supreme Court works, book says

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File Trump's lawyers had to explain to him that being upset about the election wasn't enough cause to file a lawsuit, a new book says. "Why don't we just get up to the Supreme Court directly?" he asked, per the book. "Like, why can't we just go there right away?" That prompted a "tense, basic, law school 101 discussion" about how to explain the Supreme Court to Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. As...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Supreme Court Trump, Woodward, Robert Costa


McConnell joked that Trump's ex-secretary of state could deny calling Trump a 'moron' because he actually called him a 'fucking moron': book

McConnell and Trump. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Mitch McConnell privately joked about allegations that Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron," new book says. He said Tillerson could deny saying that because he actually called Trump a "fucking moron." McConnell also said last year that Trump would lose the election just by "being Donald Trump," per the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell privately joked that President Donald Trump...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, State Department, Republican Party, Biden


Trump said Jared Kushner was 'more loyal to Israel than the US,' employing the dual loyalty trope against his Jewish son-in-law: book

Donald Trump and Jared Kushner. Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Trump in a White House meeting suggested Kushner was "more loyal to Israel," per a new book. Kushner spearheaded the Trump administration's efforts on the Middle East peace process. Trump has employed the anti-Semitic dual loyalty trope on a number of occasions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump targeted his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with off-color remarks suggesting...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, Israel, US, Trends, United States, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Republican, Donald Trump, Jewish, Costa, Jared, Trump


Trump fumed that it was the 'biggest fucking mistake' to hold a campaign rally after a TikTok prank resulted in thousands of empty seats: book

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis Trump ranted last year that it was the "biggest fucking mistake" to hold a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a new book says. He initially gloated that more than 1 million people had requested tickets and tens of thousands would show up. But fewer than 6,500 people...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Iowa, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Donald, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, BOK Center, Oval Office, Woodward, Herman Cain


Trump was fixated on the Navy's new supercarrier and ranted to military leaders that the ship 'just doesn't look right': book

Donald Trump. Getty Trump was reportedly obsessed with the USS Gerald Ford, according to a new book. He was fixated on the ship's appearance and said "it just doesn't look right." "I know aesthetics," he said, per the book, and then rubbed his own hair, adding, "Can't you tell?" See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump was obsessed with the way a new US aircraft carrier looked and routinely complained to military officials that he did not l...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, Washington Post, US, International, Trends, Mit, Ford, Albert Einstein, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Woodward, Bob Woodward


Paul Ryan spoke to a doctor and extensively researched how to deal with someone with narcissistic personality disorder after Trump won: book

Alex Brandon/AP Paul Ryan studied up on how to deal with someone with narcissistic personality disorder after Trump won the 2016 election. According to a new book, Ryan also spoke with a New York doctor about it and read about it "for weeks." Ryan, then the House Speaker, was reportedly caught off guard when Trump defeated Clinton. See more stories on Insider's business page. Then-House Speaker Paul Ryan started studying how to interact with people with narcissistic personality disord...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Defense, Trends, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Wisconsin, Paul ryan, Donald Trump, Clinton


Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart the US was '100 percent steady' after the Capitol riot but privately thought the siege was 'treason': book

Trump and Gen. Mark Milley. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart the US was "100 percent steady" after the Capitol siege. But he privately believed the riot amounted to "treason," a new book says. He also thought Trump was still looking for his "Reichstag moment," according to the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two days after the deadly Capitol siege, Gen. Mark Milley spoke to his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the US was st...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Nsa, White House, China, US, Trends, United States, State Department, Cia, Republican, Donald Trump, Pearl Harbor, Adolf Hitler, Costa


Trump impeachment witness Alexander Vindman says Gen. Mark Milley 'must resign' following report that he called his Chinese counterpart to avoid war with China

Trump and Gen. Mark Milley. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said Gen. Mark Milley "must resign" amid Woodward book details. Milley called his Chinese counterpart twice to reassure China that the US had no plans to attack. Fox reported that there were 15 people on Milley's call and its details were shared with the intel community. See more stories on Insider's business page. A key witness who testified against then-President Donald Trump in his first impe...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fox, House, State Department, Nancy Pelosi


Blinken and Austin wanted Biden to keep US troops in Afghanistan longer, but he overruled them: book

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Susan Walsh/Associated Press Biden overruled calls from two Cabinet officials to extend the US troop presence in Afghanistan, according to a new book. The secretary of state and defense secretary thought prolonging the withdrawal could give the US leverage in negotiations. The Biden administration has faced bipartisan criticism over its handling of the ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Isis, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Austin, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato, Kabul, National Security Council


Trump angrily accuses Gen. Milley of treason after reports that he secretly contacted China, fearing Trump was about to start a war

Then-President Donald Trump with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley at the White House in October 2019. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Trump said steps Gen. Mark Milley took to avoid conflict after January 6 constitute treason. According to a new book, Milley took extraordinary actions to avoid Trump sparking war after the riot. They are the latest claims on the behind-the-scenes chaos as Trump sought to subvert last year's election. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Politics, White House, China, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Fox News, Pentagon, Treason, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Moss, Capitol


Trump reportedly 'spewed expletives' at McConnell after the senator acknowledged Biden's win on the Senate floor, a new book claims

Former President Donald Trump took aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for not supporting him enough during his February impeachment trial. Getty Images Donald Trump reportedly unleashed an expletive-filled tirade against Mitch McConnell after he recognized Joe Biden's win. "You never really got me. You don't understand me," Trump reportedly told the senator. A forthcoming book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa details the conversation and the final days of Trump's pre...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump


Did Milley Think Trump Would Go Berserk?

We’ve got another Bob Woodward book that has exclusives that read as a bit too good to check. This has always been the thing with Woodward. Since his access has always been purported to be unlike anyone else’s he can have scoops that really no one else can confirm. And … well, that’s okay, apparently. This new book is – interestingly – coauthored by Bob Costa, also of The Washington Post. The big revelations, at least in the early accounts, are tied to the action of Joint Chiefs Chair, Mark Mil...
Tags: News, China, US, Taiwan, The Washington Post, Trump, Josh Marshall, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Milley, Bob Costa, Editors' Blog, Mark Milley Milley


Donald Trump reportedly hung up the phone on Lindsey Graham after the senator told him: 'You fucked your presidency up.'

Sen. Lindsey Graham has warned former President Donald Trump that attacking his rivals won't help secure future election victories. Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham reportedly told Donald Trump he had messed up his presidency after his 2020 defeat. The GOP Senator believed Trump was vital to Republican efforts to regain control and wanted him to focus on the future. A forthcoming book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa details the conversation and the final days of Trump's presidency...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Costa, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Election 2020, Woodward


McConnell told Biden not to call Trump after the election, worrying it would send the erratic president into a fury: book

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as the Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP McConnell was very concerned a call from Biden after the 2020 election would launch Trump into a fury, per a new book. He worked through a backchannel to prevent a call from happening. This came as the nation's top lea...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi


Former VP Dan Quayle urged Mike Pence to certify Biden's victory, new book claims

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: Former Vice President Dan Quayle (L) greets Vice President Mike Pence during the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral December 05, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Dan Quayle served as the US vice president from 1989 to ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Alaska, Washington Dc, United Nations, Secret Service, Cia


'You have no power': Former VP Dan Quayle told Mike Pence he had to certify the 2020 election after getting pressure to overturn it by Trump, new book claims

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: Former Vice President Dan Quayle (L) greets Vice President Mike Pence during the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral December 05, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Dan Quayle served as the US vice president from 1989 to ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Alaska, Washington Dc, United Nations, Secret Service, Cia


Biden thought Obama was manipulated by his generals over Afghanistan and pledged that 'the military doesn't fuck around with me': book

President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to the Oval Office of the White House. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz Biden thought Obama was manipulated by his top commanders over Afghanistan, a new book says. Biden strongly disagreed with Obama's decision to surge troops to the country in 2009. He later privately pledged that "the military doesn't fuck around with me," the book said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Joe Biden bel...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, House, Army, Nancy Pelosi


Bill Barr told Trump his voter fraud claims after the election were 'bullshit': book

Trump and Bill Barr. Alex Wong/Getty Images Multiple cabinet officials tried in vain to get Trump to accept that he lost the election, a new book reports. Bill Barr directly confronted Trump and told him his claims of voter fraud were "bullshit." Barr was one of several top officials who expressed deep alarm over Trump's erratic behavior post-election. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the days and weeks after the 2020 election, as President Donald Trump refused to co...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Nancy Pelosi, Cia, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Woodward



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