A new Trump attorney, (how many does he have?) Charles J Harder, who has been called Hollywood's favorite lawyer, has sent a letter to the author and publisher of ...
demanding that the book's publication, officially set for next Tuesday, be halted pending libel charges. Hmmm...that must mean that there is a lot of truth in there. LOL
Wolff said Trump was aware of the project and allowed others to participate. An excerpt of the book, published online in New York magazine, said the author conducted more than 200 interviews “over a period of 18 months with the president, most members of his senior staff, and many people to whom they in turn spoke.”Trump lawyer seeks to block insider book on White Househttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-slams-bannon-when-he-was-fired-he-not-only-lost-his-job-he-lost-his-mind/2018/01/03/21fb158a-f0aa-11e7-b3bf-ab90a706e175_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_bannon-1137pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.6bfe69a3a761
... Wolff’s book paints Trump as a buffoon who doesn’t read, can’t settle on political priorities and is unable to manage a warring cast of advisers who spend their days squabbling and undermining each other and the president.
In one scene, Katie Walsh, formerly a deputy chief of staff, is quoted as saying that dealing with Trump is “like trying to figure out what a child wants”; Walsh disputed that account Wednesday to an Axios reporter.
In another book scene, Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide who was ultimately fired, describes trying to explain the Constitution to the president. “I got as far as the Fourth Amendment,” the book quotes Nunberg as saying, “before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head.”
But, at least in the excerpts that have emerged so far, Bannon emerges as the most scathing critic of Trump and his family. Wolff portrays him as a master puppeteer, manipulating the president for his own political purposes.
Bannon is quoted describing a Trump Tower meeting during the campaign between Donald Trump Jr.; Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law; and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” At another point in the book, he is quoted calling the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump “dumb as a brick.”
Wolff also depicts Bannon as harboring his own 2020 presidential ambitions.
The president and his team were already infuriated two weeks ago by a profile in Vanity Fair in which Bannon attacked a number of senior Trump advisers and seemed to mock the president. Trump had wanted to attack Bannon then, people familiar with the strategy said.
It's too late. There are already copies in the public domain and if this effort to suppress freedom of the press succeeds, we can fall back on the old samizdat methods of the Soviet era and crank up the copiers to pass it around underground. Yes, I am being facetious.
Filing a libel suit is the most dangerous act Trump could pursue. He might force staffers to testify in court under oath that they actually did call him and a fool, semiliterate, etc. He might have to testify in court himself UNDER OATH about incidents that demonstrate that he is a fool and semiliterate, etc.. He would be an idiot to put himself in that position. But...well...some of us don't need a book or a libel suit to convince us of that.