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Trump became terrified of special counsel interview after melting down in practice sessions: Bob Woodward

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President Donald Trump is scared of testifying before special counsel Robert Mueller, according to excerpts from an upcoming book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward published by The Washington Post on Tuesday.

President Trump has repeatedly claimed that he was willing, even excited, to testify for the special counsel.

White House counsel John Dowd, according to Woodward, was convinced that the commander-in-chief would find himself in further legal jeopardy if he testified.

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During a January practice session in the White House residence, Trump contradicted himself and lied, which would be perjury if done under oath before investigators.

Trump eventually suffered a meltdown over the “goddamn hoax” of the investigations into Russian collusion and obstruction of justice.

“I don’t really want to testify,” Trump admitted at the end of a half-in-hour rant against his attorneys.

The day before Dowd resigned, he flatly told Trump, “Don’t testify.”

“It’s either that or an orange jumpsuit,” he warned.

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The 448-page book, titled Fear, is scheduled for release on September 11.

The 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was awarded to The Post for reporting on the Watergate break-in that ultimately lead to the downfall of Richard Nixon’s administration.

The saga was explained in the 1974 bestselling book All the President’s Men, written with Carl Bernstein. The book was turned into a hit 1976 movie starring Robert Redford as Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Bernstein.

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Trump is now feuding with Iran’s Supreme Leader on Twitter: ‘Make Iran Great Again!’

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President Donald Trump is now replying directly to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter.

I Friday, Khamenei tweeted a screenshot of a Trump tweet, with a message of his own.

"The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers," Khamenei posted.

"Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail," he added.

https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir/status/1218141834842660864

Trump retweeted the message, adding his own argument.

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Trump raises tensions in Virginia as local authorities fear Richmond gun rally could be the next Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump appeared to pour gasoline on a political fire in Virginia only days before a far-right protest that many are worried could result in violence.

Gun activists have been threatening civil war if the commonwealth's legislature enacts new gun safety legislation.

Right-wing militias sought to organize an armed action at the capitol, but Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency to prevent firearms on the grounds.

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Trump tells Iran that political leaders must use precise language: ‘He should be very careful with his words’

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President Donald Trump went after Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday.

For the first time in eight years, Khamenei led Friday prayers in Tehran, when he mocked "American clowns" in the Trump administration.

Trump took offense.

"The so-called 'Supreme Leader' of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe," Trump said, using scare quotes around Khamenei's title.

"Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering," Trump said, apparently referring to the crippling sanctions he imposed.

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