White House Pushes Back Against 'Fire and Fury'

But the publisher instead announced that it was moving up the book's release from Jan. 9 to today.

But the president's tweet, pointing fingers back at Hillary Clinton, comes hours after it was revealed that the Justice Department had launched a new investigation into the potential "pay to play" politics with the Clinton Foundation during her tenure as secretary of state. "They should be concerned about putting out information that's not true".

It also suggested she often has no idea where he is, or takes any interest in the billionaire's business empire. This man does not read, does not listen. Trump has said the book is full of lies.

When Bannon was fired, Trump said, "he not only lost his job, he lost his mind". Now, the Republican National Committee has spelled out those talking points by releasing a spoof of Fire and Fury's cover which attacks the author's credibility.

Wolff, however, quotes Donald Trump as one of his sources. "What they mean by that is he has a need for immediate gratification". He told NBC News on Friday that White House staff around Trump treated him like a child.

The White House has repeatedly denied collusion and labeled the Mueller probe a "witch hunt".

President Trump had purported that he gave Wolff "zero access" to the White House for the book. He also said the president likely met later with participants from the meeting. It depicts a chaotic White House, a president who was ill-prepared to win the office in 2016, and Trump aides who scorned his abilities.

"And he said what?", Mr Wolff said.

"Lawmakers were saying they have been very concerned about this - the president's dangerousness, the dangers that his mental instability poses on the nation", Lee told CNN about the briefing. "I spoke to him after the inauguration, yes". He inaccurately characterizes a couple of incidents that took place early on in the administration.

On Friday night, President Trump angrily tweeted about the book. He said he was "comfortable" with all the reporting in the book.

"I absolutely spoke to the president". But the President wanted them to: he filed a cease-and-desist order against the publisher.

Even more savagely, on Thursday afternoon Trump reportedly got on the phone with GOP donor Rebekah Mercer, daughter of hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, and requested that she publicly cut all ties with Bannon, whom the family had once fully supported.

Trump called Steve Bannon "sloppy" in two tweets Friday morning.

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