A new book by two informal advisors to President Trump aims to confirm his claim that he is exposed to a major conspiracy within the federal government and contains an interview with Mr. Trump repeating his unfounded claim that President Barack Obama was complicated in spying against him.
The book, “Trumps enemy: how the deep state undermines the presidency,” by Corey Lewandowski, president’s first campaign manager and David Bossie, a former deputy campaign manager scheduled to be released this week.
The New York Times received a copy of the book, a mix of good time memories about the earliest days after Mr Trumps victory and scoring of the authors and the president.
He offered no evidence for his assertion that Mr. Obama had knowledge of intelligence efforts affecting the Trump campaign officials. In March 2017, Mr Trump accused Mr Obama of having his “wires dropped” at the Trump Tower, Manhattan skyscraper where his promotional office was located.
“Personally, I think he knew. Yes. Just remember what they were doing,” said Trump to the authors. “Let me say this: If the shoe was on the other foot, and the same thing happened to him, it would be betrayal and they would be locked for 100 years.”
An Obama spokesman refused to comment.
In the interview, Trump also stated that because of statements by his senior assistants that they had barely focused on an anonymous written Op-Ed in The Times describing a chaotic and dysfunctional White House, some energy was added to determine who the author could have been. In the end, Trump suggested the list of opportunities exceeded the caste “Murder of Orient Express.”
“We have 3,000 people who fit that description. It’s a lot,” said Trump in the interview. “Senior administration officials, it’s at least 1000. And how they formulated it, we checked. That means there is no one who would be famous. It may mean that it’s a person I’ve never met. “
The book has caused anxiety among trumpet hunters for weeks, as they expected that Mr Lewandowski and Mr. Bossie would use it to hurt some of them with the president after a bruising in the middle of the parliamentary term.
In reality, the book reserves the right to chiefly shots to former officials such as Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary who served in the administration for eight months and accused him of being loyal to Mr Trump shortly after the election.
By officials currently in the White House, Mr. rescues Lewandowski and Bossie the main part of their animus for the other White House staff manager, John F. Kelly, who has tried to limit Mr. Lewandowski’s access to the West Wing.
A theme in the book is the efforts of people to prevent Lewandowski and Bossie Trump does not help himself. They accuse Mr Kelly of trying to “bura” Mr. Trump. But they seem to have l outlined some of the more confrontational details that are related to Mr. Kelly.
In an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss the book, Mr. Lewandowski on a Times reported last month how Mr. Kelly took hold of Mr. Lewandowski at the collar in the feet of the Oval Office, a conflict that Secret Service intervened in.
“I do not want to get into what John may or not has done, but what I think is he understands that my position is to support the president and president’s agenda all the time, “Lewandowski told Wallace.