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Post by Addie » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:44 pm

Associated Press
James Comey has book deal, publication set for next spring

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former FBI Director James Comey has a book deal.

Flatiron Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Comey is writing a book about leadership and decision making that will draw upon his career in government. Comey will write about experiences that made him the FBI's best-known and most controversial FBI head in recent times, from his handling of the bureau's probe into Hillary Clinton's private email server to allegations of ties between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Trump fired Comey in May and soon after told NBC News that he was angered by the FBI's investigation into "this Russia thing with Trump and Russia," which he called a fake story. Comey has since testified before Congress that Trump asked him to end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn and kept memos about his meetings with the president.

According to Flatiron, Comey will cite "examples from some of the highest-stakes situations in the past two decades of American government" and "share yet-unheard anecdotes from his long and distinguished career."

The book is currently untitled and scheduled for next spring.


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Post by Foggy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:38 pm

He better hope there are no "tapes"!


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Post by Addie » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:54 pm

Daily Caller
Source: Trump Is Upset With New Book About Bannon’s Role On Campaign

President Donald Trump is not pleased with a new book claiming White House chief strategist Steve Bannon had a major role in Trump’s electoral victory, a source told The Daily Caller.

Bloomberg writer Joshua Green’s new book “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency” is a recount of how Trump won the presidency due to his embrace of Bannon’s nationalism.

A source who spoke with the president recently told TheDC that Trump complained about the new book as well as the cover of a November copy of Forbes that claimed Jared Kushner was the campaign’s mastermind. “I hate it when people take credit for an election I won,” Trump said, according to the source.


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Axios
Scoop: Hot book by constant West Wing visitor Michael Wolff

Best-selling author Michael Wolff has spent months inside President Trump's West Wing (often unsupervised!), listening to senior officials pour out real-time accounts of their internal battles, maneuvering and frustrations. The result is a juicy, explosive book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," to be published Jan. 9 by Henry Holt.

What we're hearing: My conversations with the West Wing show there's already a frenzy inside to figure out who told Wolff what. Wolff tells me key players have been barraging him with calls, trying to figure out what his sources said about them: "It's the fundamental dynamic of this White House — people divided against each other."
From a forthcoming release: "Based on more than 200 interviews with the president, most members of his senior staff, and many of the people they in turn spoke to, Wolff shows how Trump and his team careened from one crisis to the next during the administration's first nine months."

Wolff, who lives in New York and has known Trump for years, talked to nearly everyone, resulting in what the publisher calls "searing, intimate portraits" of Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Gary Cohn, Stephen Miller, Dina Powell, Hope Hicks and more.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:06 pm

I know what I want for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and Eid! :-D


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Post by Addie » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:55 pm

Newsweek
Scaramucci Wants to Write a Book About His Long, Illustrious Career at the White House

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is reportedly looking to publish a book on his tumultuous 10-day stint in politics.

Scaramucci, who was fired after giving a profanity-laden interview to The New Yorker, has been meeting with publishers to find a match, according to the New York Post. The book is reportedly being represented by Trident Media Group, a firm that also worked with Jon Stewart, Paris Hilton and Deepak Chopra.

“It’s about his time at the White House — all 10 days of it!" a source told Page Six, the paper's gossip column.


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Post by Kendra » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:41 pm

Addie wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:55 pm
Newsweek
Scaramucci Wants to Write a Book About His Long, Illustrious Career at the White House

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is reportedly looking to publish a book on his tumultuous 10-day stint in politics.

Scaramucci, who was fired after giving a profanity-laden interview to The New Yorker, has been meeting with publishers to find a match, according to the New York Post. The book is reportedly being represented by Trident Media Group, a firm that also worked with Jon Stewart, Paris Hilton and Deepak Chopra.

“It’s about his time at the White House — all 10 days of it!" a source told Page Six, the paper's gossip column.
http://www.businessinsider.com/anthony- ... al-2017-11

Not going well trying to sell it I see.



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Post by Addie » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:57 pm

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Trump’s campaign: Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries ...

The scenes are among the most surreal passages in a forthcoming book chronicling Trump’s path to the presidency co-written by Corey Lewandowski, who was fired as Trump’s campaign manager, and David Bossie, another top aide. The book, “Let Trump Be Trump,” paints a portrait of a campaign with an untested candidate and staff rocketing from crisis to crisis, in which Lewandowski and a cast of mostly neophyte political aides learn on the fly and ultimately accept Trump’s propensity to go angrily off message.

“Sooner or later, everybody who works for Donald Trump will see a side of him that makes you wonder why you took a job with him in the first place,” the authors wrote. “His wrath is never intended as any personal offense, but sometimes it can be hard not to take it that way. The mode that he switches into when things aren’t going his way can feel like an all-out assault; it’d break most hardened men and women into little pieces.” ...

“ ‘Get the machine!’ ” Trump would yell, according to the book. “And Hope would take out the steamer and start steaming Mr. Trump’s suit, while he was wearing it! She’d steam the jacket first and then sit in a chair in front of him and steam his pants.”

One day, when Hicks forgot the steamer, Trump became angry.

“G--dammit, Hope! How the hell could you forget the machine?”


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Post by TexasFilly » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:01 pm

And we all know where a man's pants wrinkle the most.

This paragraph said it all:
And Trump’s appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald’s, with a dinner order consisting of “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.”


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:26 pm

Addie wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:57 pm
WaPo
Trump’s campaign: Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries ...

“Sooner or later, everybody who works for Donald Trump will see a side of him that makes you wonder why you took a job with him in the first place,” the authors wrote. “His wrath is never intended as any personal offense, but sometimes it can be hard not to take it that way. The mode that he switches into when things aren’t going his way can feel like an all-out assault; it’d break most hardened men and women into little pieces.” ...
Uhm, Corey, that's a BIG sign the man is a bully, an abuser and totally unsuited for public office. It was personal. He said things that would make those men and women break because bullies know their victims' weaknesses.


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Post by Suranis » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:43 pm

Review in the New Republic. Its PRAISE for the BOSS, and hatred for Paul Manafort, in 264 pages. And its only meant for ONE reader, to show that they are still loyal, and please let them back in.

https://newrepublic.com/article/146182/ ... -boss-baby
The majority of Let Trump Be Trump is devoted to two contradictory arguments. The first is that Lewandowski is the real architect of the Trump campaign and its success. The second is that Trump is a genius and the greatest politician in history. Let Trump Be Trump is the attempt to suture these ideas together, which culminates in the epiphany that the best way to win is to let Trump do whatever he feels like.

The problem is that pure, uncut Trump is intolerable, even by Lewandowski and Bossie’s lights. In one of the few honest moments in the book, they write, “Sooner or later, everybody who works for Donald Trump will see a side of him that makes you wonder why you took a job with him in the first place. His wrath is never intended as any personal offense, but sometimes it can be hard not to take it that way. The mode that he switches into when things aren’t going his way can feel like an all-out assault; it’d break most hardened men and women into little pieces.”

Trump’s temper tantrums are meant to exemplify his leadership qualities—that he demands greatness from others and goes ballistic when his high expectations aren’t met. In Let Trump Be Trump, Manafort’s underhandedness results in one such outburst, but so does Sam Nunberg making a convoluted order at Wendy’s. Lewandowski blames his own firing, in part, on sending Ivanka and Jared Kushner to an Iowa caucus site that lacked Trump volunteers or literature.

The sheer effusiveness of praise for Trump in Let Trump Be Trump is embarrassing. It also suggests a person who is desperate for constant, Stalin-esque praise from advisers who should be confronting him with difficult truths. Open up Let Trump Be Trump at random and you’ll find sentences like this: “Donald Trump’s mind works differently than most. His thoughts sometimes come out like pieces of a puzzle. It’s only later when you put the pieces together that you realize how much they’re worth. Sometimes the puzzle pieces form a masterpiece.”


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:07 am

What kind of creature is Lewandowski other than a suckup, sexual harasser, and Trump cult follower?


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Post by Addie » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:35 pm

Vanity Fair
“Nikki Haley Stuck a Knife in His Back”: Roger Stone Is Already Writing the Story of Trump’s Downfall

One of Trump’s closest allies believes the president could be removed from office by disloyal Cabinet members—and he’s writing a book about it. ...

One Trump ally is making plans to commercialize Trump’s downfall. Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone told me he is working on a book titled The Unmaking of the President as part of a multi-book deal with Skyhorse Publishing. (Last fall, Skyhorse published Stone’s campaign account, The Making of the President 2016.) “I’ve been writing it as we go along,” he told me.

Stone said he got the idea to write a book chronicling Trump’s removal from office after watching how the White House responded to the Robert Mueller investigation. “It’s painfully obvious Mueller will bring charges,” Stone said. “The theory is Mueller will indict him on some process-related matter” such as obstruction of justice. “The only people who don’t seem to know it are Ty Cobb, [John] Dowd, and the president.”

Stone also believes Trump could be removed from office because he has surrounded himself with disloyal Cabinet members and other top officials. “Nikki Haley stuck a knife in his back,” Stone said, referring to her comments about Trump’s accusers. According to Stone’s back-of-the-napkin tally, only two Cabinet members would vote against invoking the 25th Amendment, the provision by which the president can be deemed unable to serve (Congress would have to vote by a two-thirds majority to remove him permanently).

Stone made it clear he’s not writing the book because he wants to, he’s just planning ahead. “I hope it’s a book I don’t have to publish,” he said, expressing dismay at Trump’s political prospects. “I just don’t think Trump is being told the truth about how bad things are.”


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Post by Addie » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 am

The Guardian
Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House by Luke Harding – review

The subtitle of Guardian investigative reporter Luke Harding’s comprehensive and compelling volume hints at the scope here. Trump’s interactions with Russia go back more than 30 years – Vladimir Putin is perhaps the only person in the world who will never have to worry about being attacked on the president’s Twitter feed.

Many of the incriminating facts reported in Collusion won’t be new to serious students of this saga, but the experience of reading them all in one place can be almost overwhelming. When, less than halfway through the book, ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele describes the Trump-Russia conspiracy as “absolutely massive”, it sounds like classic British understatement.

As a former Moscow correspondent and the author of A Very Expensive Poison, about the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin’s war with the west, Harding has the perfect background to write this book. He never forgets that Putin has the soul of an assassin. When Harding wrote an article in 2007 displeasing the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), he was summonsed to Lefortovo, the FSB’s notorious pretrial and detention centre in Moscow, where Litvinenko had been held before he was murdered. Harding’s description of the prison makes the book feel like a thriller.

In the same year, Harding met Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort, in Ukraine. He was told: “If you have a dead horse and you need to sell it, you call him” – and that all of Manafort’s election campaigns for dictators around the world targeted the “big unwashed”. In an ironic foreshadowing, Manafort told Harding that the candidate he was trying to re‑elect, Viktor Yanukovych, was his own man, stating: “There is no Russian influence in this campaign.” Manafort insisted Yanukovych was merely the “candidate of a system that was tied to Russia”. But a few years later, Harding concluded that he couldn’t rely on anything the lobbyist had told him. Moreover Trump informed reporters after the FBI raided Manfort’s home in August that he had only worked on Trump’s campaign “for a very short period of time”. However Harding points out that the president first met Manfort almost 40 years ago, and hired him soon after “to look after gambling and real estate issues”.


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Post by Addie » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:02 pm

The Hill
Trump plugs book from former campaign aides

President Trump on Saturday promoted a book detailing his presidential campaign by his former campaign manager and deputy campaign manager.

"Congratulations to two great and hardworking guys, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, on the success of their just out book, 'Let Trump Be Trump.' Finally people with real knowledge are writing about our wonderful and exciting campaign!" the president tweeted.

The president's congratulatory remarks come as Lewandowski and Bossie promote the book, which was released on Dec. 3.


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Post by Addie » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:47 am

The Guardian
Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book | US news

Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book seen by the Guardian.

Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, reportedly based on more than 200 interviews with the president, his inner circle and players in and around the administration, is one of the most eagerly awaited political books of the year. In it, Wolff lifts the lid on a White House lurching from crisis to crisis amid internecine warfare, with even some of Trump’s closest allies expressing contempt for him.

Bannon, who was chief executive of the Trump campaign in its final three months, then White House chief strategist for seven months before returning to the rightwing Breitbart News, is a central figure in the nasty, cutthroat drama, quoted extensively, often in salty language.


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Post by Whatever4 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:38 pm

To the Boogle:

Can we decide on one thread for this book? I think it’s in at least 4 threads at the moment.


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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:08 am

h/t Kendra :thumbs:
Axios - Mike Allen: Scoop: Wolff taped interviews with Bannon, top officials


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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:18 am

I understand the frustration, my dear. Some people prefer neat and tidy file folders on focused subjects. Others like big old cardboard boxes bursting at the seams. It's a :pickle: Also too, Fogbowsers never saw a thread jack they didn't like, so ...

Eh, Foggy just settled the matter:

http://thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 86#p945708

Whatever4 wrote:
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To the Boogle:

Can we decide on one thread for this book? I think it’s in at least 4 threads at the moment.


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Post by Foggy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:24 am

Addie, as always, is correct. I dang near issued a Librarian Alert on W4. :lol:

But I can't keep up. I just read that Wolff recorded his interviews with Bannon and others.

And this book - from what I can tell so far without reading it - is IMPORTANT.


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Post by NotaPerson » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:39 am

Trump lawyer seeks to block insider book on White House
A lawyer representing President Trump sought Thursday to stop the publication of a new behind-the-scenes book about the White House that has already led Trump to angrily decry his former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon.

The legal notice — addressed to author Michael Wolff and the president of the book’s publisher — said Trump’s lawyers were pursuing possible charges including libel in connection with the forthcoming book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

The letter by Beverly Hills-based attorney Charles J. Harder demanded the publisher, Henry Holt and Co., “immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination of the book” or excerpts and summaries of its contents. The lawyers also seek a full copy of the book as part of their investigation.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... d27c4dd709

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:41 am

Within 5 minutes after the news broke yesterday about Fire and Fury I bought it with one click on Amazon.com. Supposed to arrive on the 9th. Hoping I get it sooner.

I have a heavy reading load what with depositions and discovery in my cases, but I will take time out to read it with a couple of shots of Laphroaig at my side.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:47 am

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:41 am
Within 5 minutes after the news broke yesterday about Fire and Fury I bought it with one click on Amazon.com. Supposed to arrive on the 9th. Hoping I get it sooner.

I have a heavy reading load what with depositions and discovery in my cases, but I will take time out to read it with a couple of shots of Laphroaig at my side.
Just a couple?


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Post by RoadScholar » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:48 am

Mmmmm... Laphroaig! :lovestruck:


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