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The article plays into anecdotes released Tuesday from reporter Bob Woodward's new book Fear, which alleges Trump's own staff has stolen important documents off his desk.

The book recounts that Mr. Mattis told "close associates that the President acted like and had the understanding of 'a fifth- or sixth-grader.'" Mr. Mattis said in a statement: "The contemptuous words about the President attributed to me in Woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence".

He said the early release of information from the book this week was created to interfere with confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, "which I don't think it's done". In one scene in the book, Gary Cohn plucks a letter from Trump that would have formally withdrawn the USA from an important trade agreement with South Korea.

- Ivanka Trump, when told she was a "staffer" by Steve Bannon: "I'm not a staffer!"

Trump called the piece a "gutless editorial", noting its anonymous writer, and called its publication a "disgrace".

Explaining the "resistance" effort, the senior administration official offers a damning portrait of Trump's character and leadership ability. "It's like there's a sign that says 'In Case of Emergency, Break Glass, ' but these guys were like, 'I mean, we could break the glass, but then there'd be glass everywhere.'" And if the point of the op-ed was to assure America, Noah wasn't convinced: "Before this, I knew there was turbulence".

'Extraordinary' confession from White House official working against Donald Trump
Media critic Dan Gainor said the national news media is all too willing to believe any source that slings dirt on the president. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said through a spokesman that he was not the author, either.

The Times' op-ed comes on the heels of excerpts of a new book by Bob Woodward, the journalist who helped bring down Richard Nixon with his reporting on Watergate.

In the op-ed titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration", the official said he and like-minded colleagues have vowed to thwart parts of the president's agenda and his worst inclinations.

The President has tweeted twice about the new book, writing: 'The Woodward book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of Staff) John Kelly.

However, the anonymous official's public declaration seems to support some details, such as administration officials stealing Trump's papers off his desk to prevent him from signing legislation they considered unsafe to the nation, as CNN describes from an advance excerpt of the book.

- The president after making a speech condemning white supremacists over violence in Charlottesville: "That was the biggest f****** mistake I've made". "So I have another bad book coming out".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders branded the piece "pathetic, reckless, and selfish" and condemned the Times for publishing it.

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The book quotes Mr. Kelly as having doubts about Mr. Trump's mental faculties, declaring during one meeting, "We're in Crazytown".

In April, NBC reported that eight different current and former White House officials say that John Kelly sees himself in exactly that role.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump tells The Daily Caller that didn't happen.

Trump suggested that one of the lone ways Woodward may have been able to reach him was to get in touch with his scheduler, 27-year-old Madeleine Westerhout.

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