Great piece here on Bob Woodward by two other great reporters, John F. Harris and Mike Allen of POLITICO, on how the Watergate sleuth goes about his business gathering string for his White House books.
The bottom line is that he amasses enough information that people in the White House are caught in a terrible bind. You really don’t want him snooping around. But if you don’t help him, you let other people describe what you are doing and don’t get to have your input. So you help him. Obama opened the doors to the West Wing for him, and the White House does not seem to be pushing back on any of what Woodward has written.
Woodward’s book on the Obama administration’s conduct of the war in Afghanistan, “Obama’s Wars,” is out Monday.