Appearing on Fox News Sunday, reporter Bob Woodward referred to the leaked dossier about Trump as a “garbage document” which never should have been published.
“I think what’s under-reported here is Trump’s point of view on it,” Woodward said. He continued, “When those former CIA people said these things about Trump, that he was a recruited agent of the Russians…and a useful fool, I mean they started this.
“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 2 is the briefing when this dossier is put out. I’ve lived in this world for 45 years, where you get things and people make allegations. That is a garbage document. It never should have been presented 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.
“Trump’s right to be upset about that and I think if you looked at the real chronology and the nature of the battle here, those intelligence chiefs—who were the best we’ve had who were terrific and have done great work— made a mistake here and when people make mistakes they should apologize.”
Trump tweeted a response to Woodward’s statements Sunday afternoon:
Here’s the clip of Woodward on Fox News Sunday: