Woodward: Aides compared Trump to Nixon

Woodward: Aides compared Trump to Nixon
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White House aides last year compared President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE to former President Nixon, according to a forthcoming book from veteran journalist Bob Woodward.

The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the book, reported on Tuesday that Trump said "everybody's trying to get me" when he learned of the appointment of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE in May 2017.


Those comments were part of a "venting period" that reminded Trump's aides of Nixon's final days in office, according to the Post, where Woodward is an associate editor.

Woodward, renowned for his reporting in the Watergate scandal that led to Nixon's resignation, reportedly depicts Trump as displaying unrelenting paranoia and anger about the investigation into Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice on the part of Trump.

The book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," is scheduled to hit shelves Sept. 11.  

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