Michael Wolff, the author who released the bombshell and highly controversial book about President Trump on Friday, lost out on considerable revenue in the deal, after the entire book was available for free for several hours on Sunday.
WikiLeaks posted a link on Twitter to a downloadable copy of the entire book – all 327 pages of it.
However, when a download was attempted from the Google Drive on which it is stored, an error message appeared:
“Sorry, you can’t view or download this file at this time. Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently. Please try accessing the file again later. If the file you are trying to access is particularly large or is shared with many people, it may take up to 24 hours to be able to view or download the file.”
During the time this story was in the process of being written, WikiLeaks removed the post from their Twitter account entirely, likely due to copyright issues.
The book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” has been lambasted by President Trump and his administration as a work of fiction, and full of lies.
Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is quoted in the book, and his controversial statements caused President Trump to say Bannon had “lost his mind.” Trump also gave him a new nickname, “Sloppy Steve.”
Bannon issued a statement of apology Sunday for much of his role in the book, and said Trump Jr. is a good man and a patriot.
The following Twitter post has now been deleted, but a screenshot is captured below.
New Trump book “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff. Full PDF: https://t.co/sf7vj4IYAx
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 7, 2018