Veteran journalist Bob Woodward's upcoming book “Rage” has become a talk of the town with series of revelations taking place ahead of its release next week.

In a recent revelation, Woodward is being said to have written about a top U.S. intelligence official’s belief that the Russian President Vladimir Putin “had something” on the U.S. President Donald Trump.

The person being discussed is the former spy chief Dan Coats, who served as one of the top intelligence official in the Trump administration from January 2017 to July 2019. According to Woodward's upcoming book, Coats had a secret belief that Putin had kompromat on Trump.

According to the excerpts of the book published earlier this week, Woodward wrote that Coats "continued to harbor the secret belief, one that had grown rather than lessened, although unsupported by intelligence proof, that Putin had something on Trump.”

He further added how Coats saw no other explanation for the behavior of the president. The book adds how Coats, along with other senior officials examined the intelligence as diligently as possible but he continues to remain suspicious about Putin and Trump’s relationship.

It is the same book that came into the news over revelation wherein Trump told Woodward in February about the dangerous nature of coronavirus and how it is more deadly than normal flu. However, he continued to downplay the threat from COVID-19 and concealed that the virus was dangerous and airborne from the public even though he had all the information weeks before the first case was confirmed in the U.S.

Trump called coronavirus “deadly stuff” during his conversation with Woodward and also confessed that it could be five times more deadly than seasonal flu.

This is Woodward's second book on the Trump administration. His first book, released in 2018, was a bestseller titled “Fear: Trump in the White House.”

Trump has called his second book "fake news” and said that no interview was conducted with him before the release of the book.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin
This combination of pictures created on February 21, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Keep America Great rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 19, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a ceremony in Jerusalem on January 23, 2020 commemorating the people of Leningrad during the Second World War Nazi siege on the city. Getty/ JIM WATSON and EMMANUEL DUNAND

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