"Frankly, it's sad and pathetic that a gutless anonymous source could receive so much attention from the media", she said.
Sanders denied the White House is conducting its own investigation to uncover the source behind the article.
But Woodward says in his book there was an even more unsafe tweet that wasn't sent, declaring that Trump was withdrawing the family members of USA troops from South Korea.
Sanders refused to comment on whether President Trump plans to file a libel lawsuit against Woodward. Woodward notes a September 2017 incident, for instance, in which Trump economic advisor Gary Cohn withdrew papers from the president's desk which would keep him from withdrawing from KORUS, a key trade agreement with South Korea.
"I think it's less about that part of it and whether somebody is actively trying to undermine the executive branch of the government and a duly elected president of the United States", she said.
At a White House press briefing, Sanders slammed the book "Fear", from veteran journalist Bob Woodward, as "careless and reckless".
Said Woodward, "Some of the things that Trump did and does jeopardizes the real national security".
Woodward's book is based on "deep background" interviews, which he defines in his book as interviews where "all the information could be used but I would not say who provided it". Many have already come forward to say the quotes by them, like the book, are fiction.
Defence Secretary James Mattis left a meeting with Trump about that request "exasperated and alarmed", and told people in the President's inner circle that he had "acted like - and had the understanding of - 'a fifth- or sixth-grader, '" according to Woodward.
The Quinnipiac University poll, which was released Monday, showed that only 32 percent of respondents answered "yes" to the question, "Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?", the lowest since November 2016, and down from 38 percent in July.
In an interview with CBS News, Woodward said he took cues from his earlier days, investigating President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, to cultivate sources and learn what was happening inside the Trump White House for his new book titled "Fear".
"They are not telling the truth".
He argued that the person purposely put the piece in the Times to anger him, and he has continued to focus on identifying and firing the author, even as some advisers have urged him to let the matter go, said a person familiar with the president's thinking but not authorized to discuss private conversations. He said "these are political statements to protect their jobs".
He did not elaborate on the $28 million price tag he cited, though it appeared to be about the cost of Mueller's investigation. Former Donald Trump presidential campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos could have been given a bigger sentence.
For Chinese tycoons to step aside in their 50s is rare; they usually remain at the top of their organisations for many years. Alibaba is China's largest corporation and, with a listing on the New York Stock Exchange, is now valued at $420 billion.
The Escambia County Sheriff's office posted on its Facebook page that responding deputies discovered the child had been killed. Neighbor Amanda Ray told the Pensacola News Journal she heard a crack and a scream as the limb fell around 9 p.m.
The game itself was as one-sided as they come, with England's dominant attacking force just too much for the Swiss team to handle. Unfortunately, Shaw's night came to an early end after he was stretchered off following a clash of heads with Dani Carvajal .
A defiant Trump , holding an event with sheriffs at the White House, lashed out at the Times for publishing the op-ed. He called it " gutless " and launched into an extended criticism of the newspaper.
However, the bench made it clear that sex with animals, which also forms a part of Section 377 , will remain a criminal offence. Justice Nariman said homosexuality can not be regarded as "mental disorder" and homosexuals had the right to live with dignity.
"A hurricane is coming our way", McMaster said Sunday at a news conference held at the State Emergency Operations Center. The state's emergency management agency said it is "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster".
As a matter of cost cutting, the iPhone 9 will not be equipped with the OLED screen iPhone X got us used to, but with an LCD one. When it comes to the iPhone XC , Ben Gaskin tweeted some pictures on its profile showing some white, red, and blue prototypes.
You can't change the mindsets of the people with the hammer of law", said Pandit Ajay Gautam of the fringe Hum Hindu group. The law was enacted way back in 1860 by the British who believed such kind of sexual acts were against the order of nature.
Rodgers carted to locker room vs. Bears after knee injury
According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky , it was the same knee Rodgers suffered a torn ACL with in high school at Pleasant Valley. It marks the fifth-straight time the Bears have lost to the Packers and the fifth-straight opening game loss for the team.
Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26
Mac's death is a devastating loss and cuts short a life and a talent of huge potential, where the possibilities felt limitless". But you know what? Mac's father loved him dearly and was really proud of Mac and everything he accomplished.
Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic
Elsewhere, two tropical waves in the far eastern Atlantic have a high probability of becoming a tropical storm or hurricane. The current projected path could bring this system over the Lesser Antilles during the latter part of next week.
Mercedes Unveils First All-electric SUV
While Mercedes-Benz has launched its electric SUV now, there are already some early birds like Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace. And more particularly, that the future models of its electric range "EQ" can correspond in all points to your expectations.
No sweat! Djokovic admits 2018 US Open toughest mission
The No. 1-seeded Nadal has a history of tendinitis in his knees, and he's often cited that when withdrawing from tournaments. Djokovic has won his past 13 sets in NY . "I didn't expect to get to another Grand Slam final in my favourite tournament".
Japan evacuates major airport as deadly typhoon wreaks havoc
Overall, at least 2.4 million households had lost power in the storm, with service restored to only half by Wednesday morning. The government said it had begun transporting nearly 5,000 people stranded at the Kansai International Airport via boats.