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BOB WOODWARD: INTEL DOSSIER ON TRUMP ‘IS A GARBAGE DOCUMENT’
(CNSNews) Famed Watergate reporter, best selling author, and Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward said the salacious “Russia dossier” on Donald Trump that was published by BuzzFeed and promoted by CNN “is a garbage document,” and the intelligence chiefs who presented it in a briefing made a mistake and “they should apologize.”
“I’ve lived in this [journalism] world for 45 years, where you get things and people make allegations. That is a garbage document. It never should have been presented in — as part of an intelligence briefing,” said Woodward on the Jan. 15 edition of Fox News Sunday.
During the program, host Chris Wallace asked, “Well, Bob, what do you think — and this is something we discussed with both of our guests — of the way that the intelligence community handled the so-called Russia dossier? And, overall, how do you think of the way they’ve handle Donald Trump?”
Woodward said, “I think what’s underreported here is Trump’s point of view on it. And you laid it out when those former CIA people said these things about Trump, that he was a recruited, you know, agent of the Russians.”
“Useful fool,” interjected Wallace.
“Yes, and a useful fool,” said Woodward. “I mean they started this. And in Trump’s mind, he knows the old adage, once a CIA man, always a CIA man. And no one came out and said those people shouldn’t be saying things.”
“So then, act two is the briefing when this dossier is put out,” he said. “I’ve lived in this world for 45 years where you get things and people make allegations.”
“That is a garbage document,” said Woodward. “It never should have been presented in — as part of an intelligence briefing. As you suggested, other channels have the White House counsel give it to Trump’s incoming White House counsel.”…