Correct. Amazing that Woodward would even pretend that a this activist Gov't in Washington isn't "willful". Preposterous.
Woodward's a wimp.
“I do not think it is willful. They are just mixed up, surprisingly so.”
Reality to Woodward, nothing goes on in any negotiation of this importance, or frankly just anything, without the explicit approval of der leader. He called the shots and if not him, one of his chief advisors or the teleprompter. His “plausable denial” is simply not plausable except to a dimwit like you. I wonder Bob, why did you not believe Nixon when he said he was not a crook when you believe this lying POS?