President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE erupted into “uncontrollable anger” over cable news coverage of the appointment of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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


"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 SessionsTrump vows to get rid of 'stench' at DOJ, FBI NY Times, McCabe give Trump perfect cover to fire Rosenstein, Sessions House Judiciary on NY Times article: I intend to subpoena 'McCabe Memos' MORE' fault,” Trump reportedly said at the time, referring to the attorney general. Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Rosenstein: 'I never pursued' trying to record Trump Trump vows to get rid of 'stench' at DOJ, FBI 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 ComeyTrump vows to get rid of 'stench' at DOJ, FBI House Judiciary on NY Times article: I intend to subpoena 'McCabe Memos' Hillicon Valley: NYT says Rosenstein wanted to wear wire on Trump | Twitter bug shared some private messages | Vendor put remote-access software on voting machines | Paypal cuts ties with Infowars | Google warned senators about foreign hacks 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.