President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE erupted into “uncontrollable anger” over cable news coverage of the appointment of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE, according to an excerpt from Bob Woodward’s new book.

The veteran journalist wrote in his new book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” that Trump grew “visibly agitated” over coverage of Mueller’s appointment, according to CBS News

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"They're out to get me. This is an injustice. This is unfair. How could this have happened? It's all Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSarah Sanders to leave White House Sarah Sanders to leave White House Barr compares his return to DOJ to D-Day invasion MORE' fault,” Trump reportedly said at the time, referring to the attorney general. Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinGOP group urges Republicans to speak out on obstruction claims against Trump in new ad GOP group urges Republicans to speak out on obstruction claims against Trump in new ad Judiciary Democrats announce series of hearings on Mueller report MORE announced the appointment of Mueller, a former prosecutor who previously served 12 years at the helm of the FBI, to lead the investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow after Sessions recused himself from the probe.

“This is all politically motivated. Rod Rosenstein doesn't know what the hell he is doing. He's a Democrat. He's from Maryland,” Trump said, according to Woodward's book.

Woodward also writes that former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon advised Trump against firing former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyUnder Trump, our democracy is for sale Sarah Sanders to leave White House Sarah Sanders to leave White House MORE.

"Seventy-five percent of the agents do hate Comey. No doubt. The moment you fire him he's J. f------ Edgar Hoover. The day you fire him, he's the greatest martyr in American history. A weapon to come and get you," Bannon said, according to Woodward. "They're going to name a special f---ing counsel. You can fire Comey. You can't fire the FBI. The minute you fire him, the FBI as an institution, they have to destroy you and they will destroy you."

In the wake of Trump’s dismissal of Comey, Democrats and Republicans pressured Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel to the probe. 

The president has repeatedly lashed out at Woodward over the book in the past several days and has called him a "liar.”

The White House also called Woodward's work "reckless” on Monday and did not rule out the possibility of a lawsuit.