The next round in the WFW saga.
A lawyer for President Donald Trump has sought to halt the publication of an explosive new book claiming to have insider information on the Trump White House.
Attorney Charles J Harder instructed the book’s publisher to “immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination of the book,” in a letter seen by the Washington Post. The attorney says he is pursuing possible libel charges against the author.
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, a purported tell-all book about Mr Trump’s presidency penned by veteran journalist Michael Wolff, set off a flurry of condemnation from the White House after excerpts were published yesterday. Certain excepts claim Melania Trump was devastated when her husband won the election, and former presidential adviser Steve Bannon found some Trump campaign actions “treasonous”.
Mr Harder also sent a cease and desist letter to Mr Bannon, claiming he breached a confidentiality agreement by making “disparaging statements” about the President to Mr Wolff.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement claiming the book was “filled with false and misleading accounts from individuals who have no access or influence with the White House”. A spokesperson for the First Lady said Ms Trump was “very happy” when her husband won.