“This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.”
“This is driven by tweets and assertions from people who don’t really know.”
“Trump’s right to be upset about that…”
“You need to find people who will talk…”
“He’s not a good negotiator.”
The fallback defense.
“I have to go back 40 years to Watergate when Nixon put out his edited transcripts to the conversations, and he personally went through them and said, ‘Oh, let’s not tell this, let’s not show this.'”
“I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.”
I got this.
The fundamental question.
Plus, Woodward on “showmanship.”