JUST IN: Trump’s Legal Team Sends Out Second Cease And Desist Letter (DETAILS)

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Author Michael Wolff  has come out with a revealing new book, detailing Trump’s campaign and presidency. According to The Washington Post:

‘According to an unauthorized report in the Guardian newspaper and a lengthy excerpt in New York magazine, Wolff portrays Trump and his closest aides as astonished by his electoral victory in 2016, and wholly unprepared for office. Trump, he reports, had no idea who former House speaker John A. Boehner was when Roger Ailes, a campaign adviser, recommended him as chief of staff. Top advisers and allies doubted the president’s intelligence and openly mocked him.’

Now, it has been reported that Mr. Trump is trying to stop publication of Wolff’s fiery new book called “Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House.” The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig learned on Thursday morning that Trump’s lawyers have sent a cease and desist letter to Wolff and book publisher Henry Holt & Company. The letter demands that they not publish the book and issue and apology to Mr. Trump.

One of the most eye-opening parts of the book concerns Trump’s relationship with former chief strategist Steve Bannon. Wolff’s book has apparently sparked a feud between Trump and Bannon over parts of the book that detail interviews with Bannon in which he made incendiary comments about Trump and his family. The Washington Post reports:

‘But Wolff’s sharpest revelations concern comments attributed to Stephen K. Bannon, Trump’s campaign chairman and former White House chief strategist. In on-the-record interviews with Wolff, Bannon called a meeting between the Trump campaign’s top advisers and Russian representatives in mid-2016 “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” — furthering the narrative of Trump’s harshest critics.’

Bannon also revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will focus on money laundering and the Trump family’s dealing with Deutsche Bank. Bannon predicts in the book:

‘They’re going to crack Don Jr. like an egg on national TV. . . . They’re sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five.’

Trump issued a statement on Wednesday, saying:

‘Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. . . . Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well.’

Wolff’s book promises to be a juicy one and a huge bestseller. Among the many scathing things Wolff discloses is this:

‘Wolff, for example, writes that Thomas Barrack Jr., a billionaire friend of Trump’s, told a friend that Trump is “not only crazy, he’s stupid.” Barrack on Wednesday denied to a New York Times reporter that he ever said such a thing.’

In a briefing on Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said:

‘We know the book has a lot of things, so far that we’ve seen, that are completely untrue.’

Although Wolff’s reliability has been challenged before, he has said his book was based on interviews with 200 White House and campaign staffers including Bannon. Wolff did not respond to The Washington Post’s requests for comment.

Trump attorney Charles Harder says that Trump plans to take legal action against Bannon. According to WSB-TV-Atlanta:

‘Harder sent a letter to Bannon saying the former Trump aide violated confidentiality agreements by speaking with Wolff. The letter demanded Bannon “cease and desist” any further disclosure of confidential information. Bannon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.’

People on Twitter pointed out how ridiculous the lawsuit is which serves only to feed Trump’s bruised ego, and most importantly, how the lawsuit will just provide the ultimate fuel to sell more books:

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