Alan Dershowitz says that Michael Wolff fictionalized a story about him in his latest book and didnt reach out for comment before publishing his “defamatory” allegations.
Writing for The Hill, Dershowitz flatly denied Wolffs claim in “Siege: Trump Under Fire,” his second book about the Trump White House, that he asked Trump for a $1 million retainer to provide legal and public relations services during the Russia probe.
“There is no truth to this story whatsoever,” writes Dershowitz, who joins a growing group of subjects in Wolffs books to push back aggressively on the authors claims.
The special counsels office disputed Wolffs claim that prosecutors had drafted an indictment against President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. Former UN Amb. Nikki Haley and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair were among several people to dispute claims that Wolff made in his first Trump book, “Fire and Fury.”
In “Siege,” Wolff writes of Dershowitz:
Dershowitz was invited to dinner at the White House to discuss representing the president. He was just the kind of lawyer the president thought he needed: an aggressive advocate who could argue his case on television. Over dinner, Dershowitz asked for a retainer of a million dollars. Trump, ever believing that part of the legal game was not paying your lawyers, told Dershowitz he would get back to him. But the conversation was over. Never in a million years would he pay a lawyer a million bucks up front!
“I never had a conversation with President Trump or anyone else about a possible retainer to represent him. No figure of $1 million or anything else was ever discussed. The story is entirely fictional,” writes Dershowitz who has appeared frequently on cable TV to excoriate the special counsels investigation of Trump. (RELATED: The Errors Found In Wolffs Book, So Far…)
Author Michael Wolff discusses his controversial book on the Trump administration titled “Fire and Fury” on January 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
Dershowitz said that he had dinner with Trump and several other people, but that he never offered his legal services to the president. He said that the discussion centered on Middle East issues and that he doubts that any of the several other people who sat in on the dinner would have provided information to Wolff.
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