Here are three takeaways from Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House. One, special counsel Robert Mueller may not have the goods on the president, at least for colluding with the Russians to get himself elected. Two, Trump may have an appalling temperament, but there is, as the equally insufferable Boris Johnson has said, method to his madness. And three, the creeping piecemeal coup under way in the White House, which Woodward recounts and an anonymous senior official confirmed in a New York Times oped, is scarcely less unsettling than Trump’s apparent deficit in the hinge department. The dossier assembled by former MI6 man Christopher Steele alleging, inter alia, that the Russians have kompromat on Trump, is a "garbage document", Woodward has said. In his reporting for the book he turned up nothing to change his view or to support the idea that Trump knowingly connived with Vladimir Putin and his creatures to do down Hillary Clinton. Trump may, in the quoted words of his law...

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