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President Donald Trump.

The threat of legal action to quash the publication of a behind-the-scenes close-up of the Trump White House is a common tactic in the corporate world that won’t likely fly in the government context, employment attorneys said Thursday.

Charles Harder, a lawyer representing President Donald Trump, is demanding author Michael Wolff and the publisher of his tell-all “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” to not distribute the book. Harder claims details of the book—published in media reports—are potentially libelous and violate the employment agreement signed by former strategist Steve Bannon.


Lawyers Say Trump Would Be ‘Laughed Out of Court’ in Lawsuit to Block Book


Harder said in the letter that legal action was “imminent.” He called for the publisher, Henry Holt & Co. to cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination of the book. The publisher reportedly moved up the release of the book to Friday.

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