Former President Donald Trump threatened to go after the phone records of New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman to expose her sources, a new excerpt of Haberman’s forthcoming book reveals.

“Trump, angry about my published stories, would bellow that he wanted administration officials to obtain my phone records and identify my sources,” Haberman wrote.

“It did not appear that anyone ever acted on it,” she added.

A Times reporter since 2015, Harberman is known for closely covering the Trump family since the 90s. Her new book, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, is set to be released on October 4.

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Excerpts of the book have been circulating for the last few weeks.

The journalist reports, for example, that Trump told aides “we’re not leaving” after being defeated in the 2020 election. Another passage relates how the former president was once paid in gold bars by a leaseholder in the 90s.

Trump agreed to give her three interviews for the book.

“While coastal elites obsess over boring books chock-full of anonymously-sourced mistruths, America is a nation in decline, President Trump is focused on Saving America, and there’s nothing the Fake News can do about it,” Trump’ spokesman said in a statement.

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