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US Judge temporarily halts release of tell-all book by Donald Trump's niece

00:30  01 july  2020
00:30  01 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

A New York judge temporarily blocks a revelation book on the Trump family

 A New York judge temporarily blocks a revelation book on the Trump family © MANDEL NGAN President Donald Trump during a meeting in the White House on June 26, 2020 A New York judge temporarily blocked the publication on Tuesday of a book written by Donald Trump's niece, due to be released on July 28 and promises to be embarrassing for the president three months before the presidential election.

A New York judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Donald Trump ' s niece from publishing a tell - all book that offers an unflattering portrait of the U. S Mary Trump is Fred Trump ’ s granddaughter. Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster appealed Greenwald’ s order less than 2-1/2 hours after it was issued.

Judge Temporarily Halts Publication of Tell - All Book by President Trump ' s Niece . Robert Trump argues Mary Trump must comply with a written agreement among family members who settled a dispute over Fred Trump ’ s will that a book about them cannot be published without their permission.

By Jonathan Stempel

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Trump visits Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin © Reuters/Carlos Barria U.S. President Trump visits Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Donald Trump's niece from publishing a tell-all book that offers an unflattering portrait of the U.S. president and his family.

Justice Hal Greenwald of the state supreme court in Poughkeepsie, New York, issued a temporary restraining order against Mary Trump and her publisher Simon & Schuster at the request of Robert Trump, the president's brother.

NY judge temporarily prevents Trump's niece from publishing tell-all book

  NY judge temporarily prevents Trump's niece from publishing tell-all book It is slated to be published by Simon & Schuster on July 28. "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" is slated to be published by Simon & Schuster on July 28 by the 45th president's niece, the daughter of his late older brother Fred.

A judge on Tuesday granted Robert Trump , US President Donald Trump ’ s younger brother, a restraining order which temporarily blocks the publication of a book by the president’ s niece , Mary Trump

Mary Trump ’ s book , Too Much and Never Enough, was scheduled to be published by Simon & Schuster on 28 July, but has had its release blocked, as the A judge in New York has temporarily blocked the publication of a tell - all book about president Donald Trump written by his niece .

Robert Trump has said the scheduled July 28 release of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" would violate a confidentiality agreement tied to the estate of his father Fred Trump Sr, who died in 1999. Mary Trump is Fred Trump's granddaughter.

Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster appealed Greenwald's order less than 2-1/2 hours after it was issued.

Their lawyer Theodore Boutrous called Greenwald's order a "prior restraint on core political speech that flatly violates the First Amendment" of the U.S. Constitution.

"This book, which addresses matters of great public concern and importance about a sitting president in an election year, should not be suppressed even for one day," Boutrous added.

The secrets of the Trump family revealed in a book of the niece of the American president

 The secrets of the Trump family revealed in a book of the niece of the American president Mary Trump, niece of Donald Trump, makes the psychological analysis of his uncle in a book to be published. She describes him as a narcissistic liar. © REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque Donald Trump grew up in a dysfunctional family led by a "domineering" father, who helped make him a narcissistic liar, according to a book to be published by his niece Mary Trump, including media Americans released excerpts on Tuesday.

The book by President Trump ’ s niece has been described as a unique inside look at the Trump family.Credit A judge in Dutchess County, N.Y., on Tuesday temporarily blocked publication of a tell - all book by President Trump ’ s niece Mary L. Trump that is currently scheduled for release July

A New York judge on Tuesday ordered attorneys for President Donald Trump ' s niece to respond to a The order temporarily bars Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster from "publishing, printing or An earlier effort by Robert Trump to halt publication of the book failed in Queens County Surrogate' s

Charles Harder, a lawyer for Robert Trump, called the defendants' actions "truly reprehensible."

"Short of corrective action to immediately cease their egregious conduct, we will pursue this case to the very end," Harder added.

Greenwald's order blocks the distribution of Mary Trump's book until he decides whether to issue a formal injunction. A July 10 hearing is scheduled.

Simon & Schuster has said the book spotlights the Trump family's "dark history" to explain how Donald Trump "became the man who now threatens the world's health, economic security, and social fabric.

On June 20, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. rejected a White House request to block former national security adviser John Bolton from publishing a memoir critical of the president.

The case is Trump v Trump et al, New York State Supreme Court, Dutchess County, No. 2020-51585.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Tom Brown)

Mary Trump surfaces in written testimony as fight over publication of her book rages on .
Mary Trump's attorneys are pressing a judge to fully clear her path to publish a bombshell book about dealings with her family, including her uncle President Donald Trump, claiming the confidential settlement she signed decades ago was based on fraudulent financial information. © Facebook Donald Trump's niece, Mary L. Trump, author of the book "Too Much and Never Enough" which is set to be published by Simon & Schuster on July 28, 2020. In court filings Thursday night, Mary Trump and her attorneys said blocking the book would be unconstitutional.

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