The anti-Trump book “Fire and Fury” comes out next week, and it’s already destined to be a controversial bestseller – if it ends up hitting the shelves.
The book, by Hollywood Reporter journalist Michael Wolff, allegedly documents Trump’s first year in the White House. It’s already made headlines twice, once for a claim from Steve Bannon that provoked a response from Trump himself, and another time for spreading the bogus claim that Trump didn’t know who John Boehner was. In the latter case, all one had to do was search “Boehner” on Trump’s Twitter timeline to discover tweets about the former Speaker of the House dating back to 2011.
The book claims to be based on 200 taped interviews with countless Trump insiders over the course of numerous months, but for the aforementioned reasons, the book’s accuracy is certainly worth calling into to question. In fact, the book’s content is so questionable, that Trump’s lawyer believes he can ban its publication due to the known falsehoods it spreads.
According to the Daily Mail,
One of Donald Trump’s personal lawyers demanded on Thursday that a publisher cancel next Tuesday’s release of an explosive book about the president and his White House.
Thursday morning’s letter from California attorney Charles J. Harder, known for representing pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, puts ‘Fire and Fury’ – columnist Michael Wolff’s book about the Trump White House – under an even sharper magnifying glass.
Harder demanded publisher Henry Holt and Co. ‘immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination of the book,’ including excerpts and summaries.
Harder also wrote: “Your publication of false/baseless statements about Mr. Trump gives rise to, among other claims, defamation by libel per se, false light invasion of privacy, tortious interference with contractual relations, and inducement of breach of contract.”
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Harder also accused Bannon of breaching a confidentiality agreement. In a letter to Bannon, he wrote, “You have breached the Agreement by, among other things, communicating with author Michael Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, disclosing Confidential Information to Mr. Wolff, and making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr. Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company.”
The Republican National Committee has also come out in Trump’s defense, saying quite bluntly that Wolff has a long history of fabricating many claims.
It’s doubtful that a lawsuit will prevent the book’s publication. The book will be released next Tuesday.
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