Stung by book, president calls libel laws a 'disgrace'


Since the release of the book, where Bannon took hard shots at Trump and his team, the president was quick to fire back, labeling him as "Sloppy Steve".

"The law treats sources like Mr. Bannon as adults, and it is Mr. Bannon's responsibility - not Henry Holt's or Mr. Wolff's - to honor any contractual obligations", McNamara said.

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"Time magazine on its latest cover shows President Trump's hair on fire to depict his first year in office".

Trump's libel law talk came after a week's worth of embarrassing stories about his troubled presidency, citing the new book "Fire and Fury".

"Steve is a grand strategist".

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According to excerpts released from Fire and Fury, Bannon blasted the brief meeting between then-2016 Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer who reportedly had offered information regarding the Clinton campaign as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic". NBC devoted 44 minutes and 3 seconds to the Wolff and Bannon topics. Despite the White House communication to the publisher to Cease and Desist in publishing the book and Communications Director Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling the book all lies, the timing of "Fire and Fury" couldn't be better.

Speaking to Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear, Lindorff said the Virginian journalist ultimately forgot to tell Wolff what was and what wasn't "on the record". For now, I'll go with the final paragraph of the article.

"Saying 'knowingly false things while the money pours into your bank account?' Not only is that Trump's business plan in its entirety - it's literally what they're going to write on his headstone: 'He knowingly said false things while money poured into his bank accounts, '" he added.

But in a statement to reporters, the White House communications staff dismissed many of those claims as falsehoods.

The boom in sales of Wolff's book has inadvertently helped a completely different title. He pressed the case again on Sunday, tweeting: "I've had to put up with the Fake News from the first day I announced that I would be running for President". The reference angered the president, who last week lashed out at Bannon, saying he "lost his mind". "Why would I have written this book?" he said. Wolff is standing by his controversial book about President Donald Trump, and the inside operations of his White House.