Trump Bannon row: Lawyers seek to halt book’s release

Lawyers for US President Donald Trump are seeking to stop the release of a book containing damaging allegations about his administration.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is due for release on Tuesday.

It cites former top aide Steve Bannon as describing a meeting with a group of Russians as “treasonous”.

It also questions Mr Trump’s fitness for office, reports his wife was crying on election night and says Ivanka Trump has presidential ambitions.

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post revealed background information about author Michael Wolff, whose upcoming book provoked a feud between President Trump and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

Post reporter Paul Fahri described him as a “provocateur and media polemicist, Wolff has a penchant for stirring up an argument and pushing the facts as far as they’ll go, and sometimes further than they can tolerate, according to his critics.”

The piece also said the “Fire and Fury” author “has been accused of not just recreating scenes in his books and columns, but of creating them wholesale.”