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The fire and fury over “Fire and Fury,” the book that allegedly contains bombshell information about Team Trump, is growing. After excerpts exposed some distressing claims from insiders, the President’s lawyers fired off cease and desist letters to ex-aide Steve Bannon, who is widely quoted, and to author Michael Wolff’s publisher. The publisher responded by moving up the book release date to today. In response, Trump tweeted his complaints, saying the author had no White House access, calling the book “full of lies” and coining a degrading nickname for Bannon: “Sloppy Steve.”
Trump: Wolff book is full of lies
As for what’s actually in the book? CNN obtained a copy, and among the serious claims is one about that 2016 campaign meeting in Trump Tower involving a Russian lawyer. Wolff says Trump insisted the meeting was about adoption policy — after knowledge of the confab became public — even though reporters likely already had evidence it was set to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton.
It is a dark era for some former retail giants. Sears Holdings announced it is closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores. While the rise of online shopping has spelled a precipitous decline for those brands, even stronger-looking stores are feeling the pinch. Macy’s and JCPenney both saw growth at the end of the year, but the time ahead is expected to be bleak. Macy’s has also said it plans to close 11 more stores in early 2018. It’s even worse for L Brands, the owner of Victoria’s Secret, Pink and Bath & Body Works, which slashed its fourth quarter profit outlook and saw share values plunge 15%.