Wolff Defends Accuracy of Book: ‘If It Rings True, It Is True’


Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff defended his book from charges of inaccuracy on Monday, arguing that if parts of the book sound true to the reader, that means they are true.

MSNBC host Katy Tur asked about Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney’s complaint that he had twice been misquoted in Wolff’s book, an inside look at the alleged disfunction inside the Trump White House.

"I just want to say, that's completely ridiculous," Wolff responded.

"[Trump advisor] Tom Barrack is saying that he's misquoted, [former deputy chief of staff] Katie Walsh is saying she's misquoted. Are they all lying?" Tur pressed.

"They are all lying," he insisted.

Tur noted Wolff has claimed to have his conversations with White House staffers on tape, and asked if he planned to release the recordings as proof. Wolff said he would not.

"If people are questioning it, why not produce the evidence?" she asked.

"Because that's not what–," Wolff started, before saying, "I’m not in your business."

"My evidence is the book. Read the book," he said. "If it makes sense to you, if it strikes a cord, if it rings true, it is true.

Alex Griswold

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Alex is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Before joining the Free Beacon, he was a writer for Mediaite and The Daily Caller. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, but regrettably now lives in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at griswold@freebeacon.com

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