The Washington Post's Bob Woodward believes President-elect Donald Trump has a right to be furious over last week's release of an unverified intelligence dossier alleging Trump has deep ties to Russia. 

The documents were published by Buzzfeed and CNN later reported on the existence of the dossier, leading Trump to blast both outlets as "fake news" at a press conference on Thursday. 

Woodward said on "Fox News Sunday" the dossier was a "garbage document" and that Trump's point of view on the matter is being "under-reported."

Woodward said the dossier should never have been presented at an intelligence briefing and it was a mistake for U.S. intelligence officials to do so. 

"Trump's right to be upset about that ... Those intelligence chiefs, who were the best we've had, who were terrific and have done great work, made a mistake here. And when people make mistakes, they should apologize," said Woodward.

Former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) said Trump must "end this war" with the intelligence community, but agreed that there were other ways in which the dossier could have been handled. 

Trump later applauded Woodward's sentiments on Twitter:

Meantime, Woodward's former partner in reporting on the Watergate scandal, helped report the news about the dossier on CNN last week. 

Carl Bernstein defended the reporting on the dossier, dismissing Trump's contention that it was "fake news." Bernstein argued that U.S. intelligence saw fit to present the material to President Obama and President-elect Trump.

Watch the full discussion above.


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