Michael Wolff’s upcoming book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is garnering a conflagration of attention from news and social media.
Scheduled to be released next Tuesday but with excerpts already available, the book is meant to be a tell-all about the inner workings of the current administration, promising controversial revelations.
“The first nine months of Donald Trump’s term were stormy, outrageous ― and absolutely mesmerizing,” noted the book’s Amazon description.
“Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.”
Here are 5 important things to know about the book’s claims, criticism of the author, and how the Trump Administration is responding.
The Trump Administration Does Not Want It Published
In response to the pending release of Fire and Fury, attorneys with the Trump Administration have attempted to halt the publication of the Michael Wolff book.
Attorney Charles Harder sent a cease and desist letter to publisher Henry Holt on behalf of President Donald Trump demanding that the book not be released.
“The letter also calls for the immediate termination of the publication of any excerpts from the book. Thus far, extended excerpts have been published in New Yorkmagazine and The Hollywood Reporter. The letter was addressed directly to Wolff and the president of the publishing company,” reported Newsweek.
“Such a letter carries no legal implications for Wolff or the publishing house, although a cease and desist letter is sometimes followed by legal action if it is not heeded.”
Steve Bannon Considered the Trump Towers Meeting ‘Treasonous’
Former chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted by Michael Wolff calling a meeting Donald Trump, Jr. had in New York City with a Russian lawyer during the campaign “treasonous.”
Bannon was referring to a June 2016 meeting Trump Jr. had along with Jared Kushner, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower.
“The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor – with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers,” said Bannon, according to Wolff.
“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s—, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”
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Source: Christian Post