What did Bannon in more than anything else were probably his vicious comments about Trump himself, and his children Ivanka and Donald Jr., not his political musings or the fact that he spilled the beans about the inner workings of the White House to the author of a brutal take-down book. The Daily Beast first reported on Thursday that he had agreed to the interview.
The letter further accuses Wolff and Rubin of tortious interference with Trump's contractual relationship with his former adviser Steve Bannon.
So what's in the book?
The book, which the president decried as "fake" and makes a number of questionable allegations based off various anecdotal reports, paints a picture of a mentally-unstable and incompetent president.
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Wolff has been on the television circuit promoting the book and an explosive excerpt in New York Magazine since they were published.
Reactions to the book have ranged from outright disbelief to presidential pronouncements by Mr. Trump on Twitter claiming he is a "stable genius" and that the instability and ignorance of which he is accused - the book's dominant undertone - are pieces of fiction. Sitting in the crowd on inauguration day is George Bush, who after listening to Trump's first ever speech as president says, as Wolff recounts, "That's some weird shit". Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump files paperwork to transfer businesses MORE's 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower was "treasonous".
"Wolff gathered some of his accounts by simply sitting in the White House and listening".
The person familiar with the arrangement said Burck's representation is limited to congressional testimony and does not include preparing Bannon to speak to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. "We are going to take a very, very strong look at that". But that law, thankfully, was rightly critiqued at the time and expired two years later, unlamented-by most, at least.
Outlining the rules for removing a sitting president, the 25th Amendment requires both the vice president and a majority of cabinet members to jointly concur that a president isn't fit to serve. The latter, however, reportedly threatened legal action to stop its publication.
"If a few more people read my book now and reflect on the horrific consequences of war to civilian populations", he said, "I think that would be a very good outcome". Breitbart is not just reporting the news, it's actively pushing specific candidates.
Meanwhile, fellow journalists are questioning some inaccurate details in the book and Wolff's use of all-inclusive statements.
"They regarded - each of these factions, the "Jarvanka" side, the Bannon side and Priebus side - regarded the others as assassins", he said. In the days following, the president released a Tweet-storm about the credibility of the book and the questions it raised over the president's own mental stability.