Several of his sources “were definitely lying to him.”
Admits to a “looseness with the truth.”
Michael Wolff, who wrote the potentially libelous bestseller ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,’ says he can’t be sure if parts of it are true.
Several of his sources were definitely lying to him, Wolff said, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others, the Business Insider reported.
“Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another,” Wolff writes in the book’s prologue, “many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue. These conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book.”
Wolff said he leaves it up to readers to decide whether or not the claims are true.
Trump’s lawyers are looking to sue Wolff for libel.
“Actual malice [reckless disregard for the truth] can be proven by the fact that the book admits in the introduction that it contains untrue statements,” lawyers stated in a letter to Wolff.
“Moreover, the book appears to cite to no sources for many of its most damaging statements about Mr. Trump.”
Many of Wolff’s so-called sources “have stated publicly that they never spoke to Mr. Wolff and/or never made the statements that are being attributed to them,” the letter continued.
Donald Trump said it’s another example of the ‘Fake News Media’ using the book as a “weapon against me.”
Trump’s statement is supported by the fact that NBC Nightly News and other anti-Trump mainstream media networks intentionally omitted the author’s admission to his “looseness with the truth.” They represented the book’s contents as completely factual.