Republican senator slams Wolff's 'looseness with the truth' in new Trump book

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In the book, Bannon voiced astonishment over the meeting that Trump Jr, the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Manafort attended at Trump Tower in NY with a Russian lawyer, who was said to be offering damaging information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate.

The book portrays Trump, a former reality TV star who took office almost a year ago, as mentally unstable and unfit for the demands of his job.

Bannon did not specifically dispute the quotes, but said his criticism was meant for Manafort, who is being prosecuted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

After excerpts from the book leaked early last week, the White House decried it as pure "fiction, " but the president reserved his fiercest anger for Bannon, who was pushed from the White House in August but - over the objection of many aides - remained in Trump's orbit, with the two men speaking by phone occasionally.

He also criticized Bannon, who is quoted at length by Wolff, saying it was "tragic and unfortunate" that Bannon "would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive".

The interview turned tense as Miller began repeatedly slamming CNN's political coverage and the media instead of directly answering host Jake Tapper's questions.

Asked in an interview whether she thought concerns about Trump's mental state were serious, May said: "No". He then added, "I think I've wasted enough of my viewers' time" before cutting off the interview.

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"Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration", the president tweeted.

Trump defended his background and success during an impromptu audience with reporters and in a series of tweets on Saturday. In the book, however, Bannon is quoted as saying that Mueller's investigation would probably focus on money laundering and that "they're going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders this past week called such suggestions "disgraceful and laughable".

Trump and some aides have attacked Wolff's credibility, pointing to the fact that the book includes a number of factual errors and denying that the author had as much access as he claimed. It didn't exist, OK?

"The story that I have told seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says he can't do his job", Wolff said. Trump tweeted Sunday that he would handle the "Fake Book" the way Reagan had handled similar situations.

Reagan died in 2004, at age 93, from pneumonia complicated by the Alzheimer's disease that had progressively clouded his mind.

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