Trump tries to ban release of explosive book

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donald-trump-photo-3.jpgOne of Donald Trump's personal lawyers demanded on Thursday that a publisher cancel next Tuesday's release of an explosive book about the president and his White House.

California attorney Charles J. Harder, known for representing pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, puts 'Fire and Fury' - columnist Michael Wolff's book about the Trump White House - under an even sharper magnifying glass.

Harder demanded publisher Henry Holt and Co. 'immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination of the book,' including excerpts and summaries.

'Your publication of false/baseless statements about Mr. Trump gives rise to, among other claims, defamation by libel per se, false light invasion of privacy, tortious interference with contractual relations, and inducement of breach of contract,' he wrote.

Representing the Trump Organization, the president's private company, Harder has already accused former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, of breaching a confidentiality agreement, saying legal action was 'imminent.'