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.

Related – WaPo cautions readers about blockbuster book that ignited firestorm with Steven Bannon comments

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.”

  • BillyHW

    “-The Trump team was shocked and horrified by his election win”

    “-His wife, Melania, was in tears of sadness on election night”

    These claims are nonsensical. There is stink starting to emanate from this shit.

    • It is all a come on.

    • Mr. Meow

      “-The Trump team was shocked and horrified by his election win”
      When he learned the full extent mess that Obama left the country in…

      “-His wife, Melania, was in tears of sadness on election night”
      When she saw the substandard government housing she was going to have to move into.
      Meh “fire chaff for distraction” folks. This crap will only appeal to the progs, never Trumper’s and the usual gang of idiots at CNN and will give them another excuse to go full retard for a few weeks. Meanwhile DT will still be in the White House. Suck it hippies.

    • Clink9

      What a yuuuuuge steaming pile of crap. Liberals will believe it.

      • BillyHW

        He pissed on a bed with prostitutes, in Russia!!!1

        • Clink9

          Who hasn’t!

  • Linda1000

    I hope this tabloid sleaze book is a big fat fail and Wolff gets sued penniless.

  • Clausewitz

    Follow the money. Be interesting to see how much Democrat money is finding it’s way into his bank account.

  • Brett_McS
    • k2

      Let’s hope this is the beginning of the end for this traitor. He’s sold his soul to the devil, it appears – let him face the consequences.

  • terrence22

    The “author” looks like a complete idiot (and, I may have just insulted idiots)

    • terrence22

      And, apparently ten or 12 people he smeared in an earlier book have sued him for slander

  • Brett_McS

    Another excuse for the media to avoid covering the horrible, horrible news …. that is, news which reflects well on Trump and badly on Obama.

  • Gary

    As usual , the Canadian media was reporting this book as factual words from Bannon.
    Last Night on a US radio News report I found out that the Author is alleging that someone told them that Bannon had said it.
    The quran has a few flaws that muslms keep refusing to admit to because it will shatter their false-reality bubble they are inside. It tells them that every prophet after muhammad is and that only allah is the real god .
    But they also argue that all the books they see are made by man and fake as well as any photos are by man and a camera and can be faked.
    Okay….but the Quran was written by men with scraps of hand written records to be compiled slowly in the 9th Century and on which was about 200 years after muhammad died. The main fulcrum to balance the man-made book with Allah as the creator is that they claim that muhammad got the quran from the Angel Gabriel in a cave. The miracle is that muhammad couldn’t read or write while Gabriel spoke to him in Arabic .

    That’s all the muslims have. A warlord merchant thief said he spoke to an Angel that gave him the quran which took 23 years to recite it and do his dawah.