President Donald Trump is furious that author Michael Wolff has written a book exposing some of the chaos happening in the Trump administration.
Trump is trying to stop the publication of a new book that reveals staffers in his chaotic administration don’t believe he’s fit to carry out his White House duties.
The president’s attorneys sent a cease-and-desist letter Thursday morning to author Michael Wolff and publisher Henry Holt, tweeted the Washington Post‘s Carol Leonnig.
NEW this am: Trump attorneys send cease-and-desist letter this morning to Wolff and book publisher @HenryHolt demanding they stop publication and issue an apology to @realDonaldTrump for defamatory statements made thus far.
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) January 4, 2018
The letter demands they stop publication of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House and issue an apology to the president for “defamatory statements made thus far.”
Trump’s attorneys also issued a cease-and-desist letter to Breitbart News chief Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist who served as a major source for Wolff’s book.
The president’s attorneys warned legal action against Bannon was “imminent” for alleged “defamation by libel and slander,” and for allegedly violating his nondisclosure agreement.