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Home Front: Politix
Bob Woodward Snaps Back: John Kelly and Jim Mattis ‘Not Telling the Truth'
[Breitbart] Author Bob Woodward disputed denials from White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly and Defense Secretary Gen. Jim Mattis about his book’s reporting surrounding their disparaging comments about President Donald Trump.
"They are not telling the truth," Woodward said in an interview with NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie. "These are political statements to protect their jobs, totally understandable."

Woodward resisted Guthrie’s attempts to verify his sourcing for his book about Trump, warning Americans that the president was putting the country in grave danger.

When Guthrie asked Woodward if he had a source for the book that later lied about the information they have him, he resisted.
Posted by:Besoeker

#14  I'd bet my money on Mattis and Kelly telling the truth over Woodward. Woodward's book suffers from the same sourcing problem that the NYTs anonymous op ed hit piece suffers from.
Posted by: JohnQC   2018-09-11 16:47  

#13  I'm sure as a good solid honorable journalist Woodward recorded the entire interview... I bet Mattis and John Kelly did.
Posted by: rjschwarz   2018-09-11 16:40  

#12  The only way to settle this honorably is by duel.
Posted by: Sliling Dribble4529   2018-09-11 16:24  

#11  Bob Woodward Has A Trail Of Accuracy Issues That Nobody Is Talking About
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2018-09-11 12:46  

#10  "Fake, but Accurate?" Bob Woodward learned his lesson after his first book on Bush's War Administration: Slime any Republican President or you will be a Pariah to the Coastal Elite. Since then he spares no effort...
Posted by: magpie   2018-09-11 12:09  

#9  I'll take my chances with those sworn to protect The Constitution, thank you.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy   2018-09-11 11:03  

#8  Back to the kids room with ya Bobby.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2018-09-11 10:58  

#7  Leaving aside the issue of whether Woodward could recognize the truth were it to land on him Warner Bros cartoon style, this is a man who quotes Gen Kelly as utilizing the term 'crazy-town'.

A man would have better results facing due west and waiting upon the sunrise than waiting for a Marine 4 star to go all fluttering Mugatu and say that. In the event Gen Kelly was moved to so publicly lose his verbal composure the result would have been masculine, memorable, and definitive.
Posted by: Cesare   2018-09-11 10:34  

#6  "These are political statements to protect their my jobs, totally understandable."

A Freudian-slip confession?
Posted by: Bobby   2018-09-11 09:35  

#5  Considering Woodward's history of embellishing quotes and outright lies, compared with Mattis and his service...

I'll believe Mattis and Kelly long before I believe Woodward.

Plus, Woodward himself has admitted in the past he goes for shock to sell books.
Posted by: DarthVader   2018-09-11 09:05  

#4  I know who I trust here
Posted by: Frank G   2018-09-11 07:34  

#3  Bob Woodward Snaps Back.
Posted by: Woodrow   2018-09-11 06:55  

#2  Enough of Woodward's treasonous accusations and treachery. He wouldn't make a pimple on the arse of either of these two men.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-09-11 05:01  

#1  ...Would this be the same Bob Woodward who - nearly forty years ago - claimed to have snuck past several layers of security and medical personnel to get Bob Casey (Reagan's CIA director)to snap out of a coma just long enough to implicate Reagan in Iran Contra? That Bob Woodward?

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski   2018-09-11 04:57