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"Don't testify. It's either that or an orange jump suit." That's the White House legal advice given to President Trump regarding the Mueller investigation, according to allegations in a new book by Watergate investigative journalist and Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward. 

Titled 'Fear', the book details Trump's disregard for the significance of the massive US military presence on the Korean Peninsula, alleging that he questioned why the government was spending resources in the region at all. It also claims Trump wanted to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after the launch of a chemical attack on civilians in April 2017.

Woodward's book is based on in-depth interviews with administration officials and other principals, as well as meeting notes, personal diaries and government documents. He describes “an administrative coup d’état” and a “nervous breakdown” of the executive branch, with senior aides conspiring to pluck official papers from the president’s desk so he couldn’t see or sign them.

The White House said Tuesday the book is "nothing more than fabricated stories".