WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is demanding the author and publisher of a new book about him immediately halt its release.
Trump attorney Charles Harder sent a cease-and-desist letter dated Thursday to Michael Wolff, author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
The same letter was also sent to Steve Rubin, president and publisher of Henry Holt and Co. It demands a halt to publication of the book or of excerpts.
Wolff’s book is set for release on Jan. 9. It paints a derogatory portrait of Trump.
Harder also demands that Wolff and Rubin issue a “full and complete” retraction and apology to Trump.
The attorney also asks that Wolff and Rubin immediately forward electronic and hard copies of the book to his office in California.