President Donald Trump allegedly used an anti-Semitic trope to describe his feelings about former associates in his inner-circle who accepted plea bargains from an investigation looking into his administration and his own actions as chief executive.
The allegations are detailed in a new book set to be published next week — “Siege: Trump Under Fire,” written by journalist Michael Wolff.
According to Wolff, Trump lashed out at his former lawyer Michael Cohen; a Trump Organization accountant Allen Weisselberg; and American Media Inc. head David Pecker. All three accepted plea arrangements from special counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation into Trump campaign coordination with Russia and potential acts of obstruction of justice on the part of Trump and his inner circle, the Independent reported
Trump reportedly complained aloud that “the Jews always flip” after the individuals listed above agreed to cooperate, Wolff alleges in his book.
The remarks revealed within Wolff’s book come at a time when Trump has himself tried to disparage his political opponents as being anti-Semitic and against the state of Israel.
According to previous reporting at HillReporter.com, the “Siege” author also contends that Mueller himself had drafted a plan to charge Trump with indictments related to several instances of potential acts of obstruction of justice, which were detailed in the special counsel’s final report, a redacted version of which was released to the public earlier this year. Mueller ultimately decided against issuing the indictments against the sitting president.
Wolff previously wrote another book detailing the exploits and foibles of the Trump administration. “Fire and Fury,” which was released early in 2018, received mixed reviews upon its publication.
While some of the events Wolff wrote about were corroborated by other authors down the road, some noticed inaccuracies when it came to the details of certain situations.
“I believe parts of it, and then there are other parts that are factually wrong. [Wolff] believes in larger truths and narratives,” New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman said at the time of that book’s release. “So he creates a narrative that is notionally true, that’s conceptually true. The details are often wrong.”
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