Christie Blasts Woodward As ‘Stenographer’ For Steve Bannon

on December 4, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday accused Bob Woodward of acting as former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s “stenographer,” and said Woodward hadn’t performed “rudimentary journalistic fact checking.”

“To be clear, a number of the statements attributed to me and from others to me in the Woodward book are incorrect,” Christie said.

Numerous current and former administration officials and Trump affiliates have disputed Woodward’s claims in the book, but Woodward has consistently stood by his work. 

On the New York Times’ “The Daily” podcast Tuesday, Woodward said: “After the information in ‘Fear’ started breaking last week, one key person, who’s in office, called me and said ‘Everyone knows what you’ve said here is true. It’s one thousand percent correct.’ And then this person has said some public things that contradict that. And I’m not happy, but I have a smile on my face because the truth in all of this is going to emerge.”

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