Posted on September 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The world received a few glimpses into Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, Peril, yesterday.

Woodward’s latest book on the Donald Trump presidency, written with fellow Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, makes some dramatic claims about the final days of Trump’s tenure.

According to the New York Times, which obtained a copy ahead of the Tuesday publication, it says that Gen. Mark A. Milley, who was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, felt compelled to twice assure Chinese officials that Trump was not going to attack their country.

The fear, according to Peril, was that Trump would use a crisis as an excuse to remain in power.

Peril also reveals that after the 2020 election, Vice President Mike Pence called Dan Quayle — the only living Republican vice president who had to certify an election that he lost — to ask him about options to toss the results.

Quayle, according to the book, repeatedly told Pence that he had no such option.

Woodward has previously written two books about the Trump presidency, Fear and Rage, which were both bestsellers.

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