"I asked him whether or not this was true", Trump said as he met with Republican lawmakers.
However, allegations that Mattis is intervening regularly to avert national security disasters have once again raised the question of whether military commanders possess the authority to refuse a direct order from the President under certain circumstances.
The White House immediately slammed the piece and called on the person who authored it to resign.
Trump has dismissed the book, which will be released Tuesday, as "total fiction". "It's very important whether this is somebody who witnessed and participated", Woodward said. The president, for his part, turns ever more apoplectic, screaming not only about "witch hunts" but also "treason" as he hunts for disloyal leakers.
If anything, the anonymous sources in Woodward's book, and the author of the op-ed, are seeking to protect the American people and the U.S. government from a president and top advisors who seek to dismantle it.
Last month, Trump reportedly canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to North Korea after the country sent out a mysterious letter, pointing to potential hostilities between the two leaders. Some who agreed with the writer's points suggested the president's reaction actually confirmed the author's concerns. "That person should be found out and stopped", Giuliani said.
"Whereas right now we're talking about the substance of what's in the op-ed", he said.
Meanwhile, denials from key administration officials pour in. "A wounded lion is a very risky animal, and I think Donald Trump is wounded".
"There's virtually no context in which this kind of op-ed comes within a mile of federal criminal law", said Stephen Vladeck, a law professor at the University of Texas.
The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution spells out measures that can be taken to remove a sitting president. "The root of the problem is the president's amorality", anonymous opinion piece writes.
Woodward also reported that Cohn took another memo off Trump's desk that, had the president signed it, would have initiated the process for the United States to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. "It shows a complete misunderstanding of how this White House works, and what President Trump provides for this country every day is strong and decisive leadership in the Oval Office".
Trump on Twitter quoted a Fox News description of the event without long-range nuclear missiles as a sign of North Korea's "commitment to denuclearize".
Nadal moves to 8-3 all time against the Austrian to set up a semifinal match against No. 3 seed Juan Martín del Potro on Friday. The 33-year-old Isner is the tournament leader in aces and was nailing them against Raonic with 140 miles per hour serves.
Two other Democratic House incumbents, William Keating and Joe Kennedy, fended off primary challenges on Tuesday. Pressley argued in her campaign that Capuano represents an old guard of politics, and it's time for a change.
Now, Ramos has come on his defence and says that he is really concerned about the hatred Liverpool supporters have on him. New objective: "The fact that we have been a reference during the last decade means everyone knows the national team.
He later posted videos showing himself verbally confronting a CNN reporter as well as Republican Senator Marco Rubio in a hallway. While he began broadcasting his shows in 1999, Jones' profile has spread from the far-right fringe in recent years.
He apologized for any inappropriate conduct with Rapp but has not commented since and has stepped away from public life. He was also sacked from Netflix's House Of Cards and edited out of Sir Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World .
Ma started Alibaba in 1999 in his apartment in the Chinese city of Hangzhou and is now among the richest people in the world. Huge conglomerates like Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and JD.com are to China what Facebook and Google are to the United States.
Badway, didn't respond to the email requesting the transfer or if the money had been moved over, the Inquirer reported . He said they denied him access to the funds while spending money on expensive vacations and a new BMW .
Others vowed to wear their Nike apparel more frequently or to go out and buy Nike sports gear to make up for the boycott attempt. Kaepernick is just one of a series of athletes being featured as part of the campaign - Serena Williams forms part of it, too.
Nishikori said this week that he was nervous once that championship match began, but Wednesday's match was nothing like that day. When Millman barely held serve after a gruelling 20-minute game, the deafening roar could've brought the roof down.
Florence is forecast to track west through the weekend, forecasters said. 4 strength with 130 miles per hour winds by Wednesday. Both are forecast to become named tropical storms or hurricanes within the next two days, the hurricane center predicts.
Trump aide Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison
Gordon, former National Security Adviser for the Trump campaign, echoed similar sentiments, while blasting the Mueller probe. The memo went on to say that Papadopoulos was "ashamed and remorseful", but he did not always seem that way on social media.
Del Potro into last four after gruelling win over Isner
Open quarterfinal before coming back to beat No. 9 seed Dominic Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) in 4 hours, 49 minutes. It looked good when she broke Mertens to start the second, and wouldn't you know it, she gave it right back in the second.
US Open 2018: Nadal survives 5-set thriller against Thiem
Nadal had defeated Thiem in the Roland Garros final in June but this was their first meeting away from a clay court. And when quizzed on what he was thinking after being bageled in the opening set, Nadal said: "Wake up, that's all".
Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane
The National Hurricane Center said it is way too early to know if either of those storms would have any effect on land. The National Hurricane Center is predicting a "life-threatening" storm surge along parts of the central Gulf Coast.