Despite Donald Trump’s legal team vehemently dismissing its authenticity, is Michael Moore’s Fire And Fury a true and factual account of the dysfuntionality of the Trump administration?
By: Ringo Bones
Despite merely “reaffirming” what every critic of the Trump administration already knew during the “chaotic” first year of the Trump presidency, US President Donald J. Trump’s team of lawyers threatening to sue libel only bolstered the demand of Michael Wolff’s latest magnum opus – “Fire and Fury” to know end. The book’s release has even been moved to Friday January 5, 2018 due to overwhelming demand. But is it really a factual account of the degree of dysfunctionality of the Trump administration?
Michael Wolff is a respected journalist who started several publications and despite of Trump’s legal team questioning the authenticity of the accounts of his latest nonfiction political magnum opus, it is hard to ignore the evidence that Trump’s top brass did allow Wolff free reign to cover the start of his presidency ever since Trump got elected back in November 9, 2016. I mean there are even pictures and video clips of Trump gatekeeper Kellyanne Conway handshaking Wolff and showing him around The White House since near the end of November 2016.
What earned the most ire of Trump’s legal team has been the account of Wolff’s book on Steve Bannon actually witnessing Trump’s meeting with his “Russian election benefactors” and describing it as treasonous. This prompted the Trump legal team to issue a “cease and desist order” when the first working day of 2018 came that only prompted the move by Wolff to release his book sooner to bookstores by Friday January 5, 2018. Luckily for Wolff, the gamble worked and made Fire and Fury an instant bestseller. If all of it is factually true, the head of the Russia Collusion investigation Frank Mueller could use Steve Bannon as a so-called hostile witness during the Trump impeachment trial.