Michael Wolff settled on ‘version of events I believe to be true’
A passage from author Michael Wolff’s upcoming anti-Trump book warns readers that events depicted may not be true.
In his forthcoming book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Wolff indicates he “settled on a version of events I believe to be true,” providing himself breathing room for any future libel or defamation lawsuits.
“Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; 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.
“Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them. In other instances I have, through a consistency in the accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true.”
On Friday, Wolff also claimed in a Today Show interview that he deviously obtained quotes by saying “what was ever necessary to get the story.”
Asked whether he interviewed Trump for the book – which the president has denied – Wolff said: “I absolutely spoke to the President. Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don’t know, but it certainly was not off the record.”
Questioned whether he possessed recordings of conversations which would help his credibility, Wolff responded by throwing the president’s credibility into question: “My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than perhaps anyone who has ever walked on Earth at this point.”
The book, which describes a tumultuous White House and how the president did not expect or want to win, has caused a rift between Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Following the release of excerpts from Wolff’s book, which cited Bannon as his source, the president issued a statement denouncing the Breitbart executive chairman, saying he “doesn’t represent my base-he’s only in it for himself.”
“Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well,” the president stated.
On Thursday evening the president tweeted that he never spoke to Wolff, and declared a nickname for Bannon: “Sloppy Steve.”
A Friday tweet also labeled Bannon a “leaker.”
As noted on Infowars Wednesday, Wolff has on numerous occasions been accused of twisting, changing and altogether inventing quotes from sources.
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