CNN received a preliminary copy and gave it a read. Overall, the book is scarce in terms of the revelations it provides, especially given its accumulation. Part of this is due to the anonymity of the author, who claims to be a senior official in the Trump administration, and his desire to remain unidentified. As a result, the scenes are often presented as vague memories, populated with unnamed senior officials.
Still, there are a handful of eye-catching allegations, among which members of Trump's team plan to sabotage him, prompting his resignation that some of the president's inner circle worried that he was in the pocket of Russian President Vladimir Putin and many administration officials keep letters of resignation in their desks or laptops.
Sources familiar with the book have previously confirmed to CNN that the publisher and literary agents of the author have been provided with a check that the author of the book is the same person who wrote last year's wholesale. New York Times
Here are some of the remarkable details presented in the book:
"Senior members" of the Trump team plan to sabotage him
The author claims that senior officials around Trump thought that he sabotaged him to urge his resignation, including a suggestion ting that aides should encourage Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
In one passage, the author describes the mood of an advisor:
"As one said, the president's inclinations are so bad that we may have to give him" enough rope "to entangle his own presidency," the author writes. . "The advisor suggested that he be fired by the Special Council and the Justice Department. He seemed eager enough to do so. If the aides helped him follow his instincts, they speculated it would lead to his failure."
The anonymous official calls this "embarrassing on his face" and says government officials should not encourage bad behavior to punish Trump for it.
Some of Trump's inner circle are worried that he is in Putin's pocket.
An anonymous official is particularly worried about Trump's attacks on the intelligence community. In one pre-election session, the author claimed that Trump's adviser recommended the candidate admit that the Russians tried to intervene in 201
"Yes, I don't buy it." the author quotes what Trump is saying.
The author goes on: "The bizarre reaction has raised concerns, including in Trump's circle, that he is somehow in Putin's pocket."
Once in the White House, the author claims, Trump continues to trust Putin over the American intelligence community in his assessment of Russia and the rest of the world. The author claims that according to a former FBI senior Trump official, he rejected the information he received from his intelligence agencies about another country's missile capability because Putin had told him something controversial.
"I don't care. I believe in Putin," Trump according to an FBI official.
Trump calls Saudi Arabia's reaction to Hashogi's assassination "the worst cover-up"
The author claims that the president had "weakness" for other powerful figures besides Putin, One of them appears to be Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Trump seems to accept the Saudis' explanation that their leader did not participate in the murder of journalist Jamal Hashogi in October 2018. The president called it "the worst cover-up of all time," but explained to advisers the simple reason why which he wanted to stick with Salman: oil.
"I'm not going to talk about this anymore!" He told aides, according to the author. "Oil is fifty dollars a barrel. Do you know how stupid it would be to take this battle? Oil would come to a hundred and fifty dollars a barrel. Jesus. How (f **** ing) would I be stupid?"
Trump wants to "free himself" from federal judges.
The president is portrayed as often disappointed by government institutions that fail to comply with his will. His goals included the court system, which often blocked his executive orders.
"Can we just get rid of the judges? Let's get rid of the judges [f***ing]"Trump once said according to the author. "There really shouldn't be any."
Trump apparently continued to ask his legal team to write a bill to be sent to Congress that would reduce the number of federal judges.
"Employees ignored the outburst and the insane request," the anonymous employee wrote.
Trump is highly suspicious of staff disloyalty
The atmosphere the author describes in the White House is "paranoid and secretive", especially about career public servants who help advise the president and his politicians appointments.
According to the author, some White House meetings are held "politically only" to exclude those not assigned to their roles by Trump. Some of these meetings, the author argues, take place in the White House's protected situation room, even if classified information is not processed.
The author describes the president as "cautious when he sees faces he does not recognize. "
" If experts in the administration's bureaucracy ever get involved in sensitive discussions in the White House, they must be "trusted," the author writes.
Several employees have already resigned
Several times the author explains why staying in administration is a better choice than leaving a protest. "We thought we could keep it together," the author wrote.
But apparently several members are ready to leave at the time of the notice.
"We all have draft letters of resignation in our desks or on our laptops," the author wrote.
There are also "more than a handful of people" who claim to have set "red lines" for themselves – that is, "boundaries that they would refuse to cross or behavior they would not tolerate by the commander in chief. "
The author says that while officials say they would give up if Trump pushed them through their red lines, some of them still rationalized their stay beyond these moral violations.
White officials high-ranking home after temporarily blocking Jim Acosta from CNN on grounds
After CNN White House chief correspondent Jim Acosta had a contentious rebate with the president during a November 2018 press conference, the press release Acosta's Secret Service was terminated.
Auto seen to describe the scene of schadenfreude, as then-communications director at the White House, Bill Sheen announced the suspension of the meeting of the staff.
"Guess what exactly do," Shine said the author. "blocking Acosta enters the White House. He was supposed to be on TV tonight, but he's about to find out that the Secret Service won't release him. "
The author adds that the employees are" laughing "and