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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:19 PM

Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by Trump's niece

Source: AP

By LARRY NEUMEISTER

A tell-all book by President Donald Trumpís niece cannot be published until a judge decides the merits of claims by the presidentís brother that its publication would violate a pact among family members, a judge said Tuesday.

New York state Supreme Court Judge Hal B. Greenwald in Poughkeepsie, New York, issued an order requiring the niece, Mary Trump, and her publisher to explain why they should not be blocked from publishing the book: ďToo Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Worldís Most Dangerous Man.Ē A hearing was set for July 10.

The book, scheduled to be published July 28, was written by Mary Trump, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the presidentís elder brother, who died in 1981. An online description of it says it reveals ďa nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse.Ē

The judge banned ďpublishing, printing or distributing any book or any portions thereofĒ before he decides the validity of Robert S. Trumpís claims.



FILE- In this Thursday, June 25, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn after arriving on Marine One at the White House in Washington. The president's brother Robert Trump has filed a second court action seeking to halt publication of a tell-all book by the president's niece, after his first bid was rejected by a New York City judge. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)


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Reply Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by Trump's niece (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jun 30 OP
Harker Jun 30 #1
jimfields33 Jun 30 #9
LudwigPastorius Jun 30 #12
thecrow Jun 30 #19
Tom Traubert Jun 30 #20
Harker Jul 1 #22
Tom Traubert Jul 1 #26
dawg day Jun 30 #2
onetexan Jun 30 #3
Newest Reality Jun 30 #4
Bengus81 Jun 30 #5
Princess Turandot Jun 30 #8
maxsolomon Jun 30 #6
ancianita Jun 30 #11
maxsolomon Jun 30 #14
ancianita Jun 30 #15
maxsolomon Jun 30 #17
The Mouth Jul 1 #24
ancianita Jul 1 #25
keithbvadu2 Jun 30 #7
not fooled Jun 30 #16
Lonestarblue Jun 30 #10
Karma13612 Jun 30 #13
niyad Jun 30 #18
yaesu Jul 1 #21
The Mouth Jul 1 #23

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:27 PM

1. Calling upon an author and publisher

to explain why a book should be published is ass backwards.

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Response to Harker (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:11 PM

9. I'm glad it is being done 18 days before publishing

This wonít stop the publication most likely. Judge just crossing the tís and dotting the iís.

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Response to Harker (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:18 PM

12. I agree.


The only reason I can think that the judge would place the burden of explaining why on the author would be if someone has produced an agreement signed by Mary Trump that no book would be published.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:14 PM

19. What kind of family

makes its members sign NDAs ???

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Response to Harker (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:42 PM

20. The article is misleading.

The Court signed an Order to Show Cause. Thatís simply a routine legal mechanism by which the party initiating a legal action can get a preliminary injunction to preserve the status quo ante pending the disposition of the proceeding. Itís hardly nefarious and not a big deal.

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Response to Tom Traubert (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:45 AM

22. Thanks.

I'm prone to knee jerk reactions regarding book suppression.

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Response to Harker (Reply #22)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 05:14 PM

26. So are courts.

Courts frown on prior restraints, and the the Fred Trumpís chance of getting a permanent injunction faces an uphill battle. The NYS Supreme Court (trial level court in NY) is likely to say that the book can be published, but the author can face another lawsuit based on the breach of the NDA and slander, if any, and can seek to recover consequential damages, if there are any. But this proceeding is about delaying publication until after the election. Expect the Trumps to obstruct, delay and appeal as often they can.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:31 PM

2. Prior restraint-- in the Pentagon Papers, there was at least an argument that this material--

was stolen (which it was) and could be classified. (And even that had to be allowed to be published.)

A woman's life story isn't stolen and isn't classified. Who knows what this NDA even says or if it's at all enforceable (a lot of NDAs are not enforceable, as Trump himself has learned).

Worse comes to worst, she can go Bolton's route, and release the book to reviewers who read parts of it aloud.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:33 PM

3. Yup, she's now got precedent on the 3rd option thanks to Bolton

I hope she will move forward with it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:34 PM

4. Oh, come on...

We already know that that family is a band of miscreants who are rotten to the core and who make the movie, There Will be Blood look like a side-splitting comedy.

It is just a matter of details.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:40 PM

5. Sounds like the children of Fred Trump can't write a book,she's not one of the children

She didn't sign a no book "pact", her dad did.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:59 PM

8. It was she and her brother who contested their grandfather's will..

Their father had died 20 years earlier from complications of alcoholism.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:43 PM

6. I wonder if she signed a more iron-clad NDA as part of an inheritance.

The Trump siblings will string this out until the end of time if they can.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:16 PM

11. The president's brother says niece Mary Trump had agreed

not to publish such a book without permission from the family. But her lawyer will appeal.

https://wbng.com/2020/06/30/judge-temporarily-blocks-tell-all-book-by-trumps-niece/

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Response to ancianita (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:24 PM

14. A blood oath!

What a pit of vipers.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:31 PM

15. I hear ya.

Still waiting to find out if a NDA trumps Mary's 1st Amendment rights to publish. It certainly can't be libel or slander if it's true, right?

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Response to ancianita (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:34 PM

17. It could cost her $$$ if the NDA is upheld

But you're saying it was a "promise" or a "pact" with the family. If so, then fuck them. She's burned that bridge already.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:48 AM

24. I'd like to see all NDA's ruled unconstitutional

the ONLY abridgments to sharing of information (besides medical) should be verifiable national security.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:00 PM

25. What's been legal for corporate use has leaked into the public arena where market values are trying

to overtake democratic values. Courts, if they're going to be viable supporters of rule of law, have to separate human constitutional rights from corporate proprietary secrets.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:45 PM

7. A 'pact'. That's like a contract, right?

A 'pact'. That's like a contract, right?

Donald has no problem breaking contracts.

Just ask his vendors and contractors.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:31 PM

16. I'm picturing a circle

of Drumpf family members gathering in the woods in an occult ritual to enter into various pacts pertaining to family business.











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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:15 PM

10. I assume that US NDAs are not enforceable in other countries.

Mary Trump needs to go to a foreign publisher to get the book published if the judge says she canít proceed. Her lawyer will appeal, and meanwhile a foreign publisher can release it to the world. I suspect a British or German or French publisher would be happy to do this. I imagine Simon & Shuster could negotiate a deal with a foreign company if they, or their parent company Viacom do not already own one.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:23 PM

13. We can hope! 👍 nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:15 PM

18. Dr. Mary Trump (clinical psychologist) and the battery of S&S lawyers are quite

capable of dealing with this matter (since iq45* and co. seem to know only incompetent shysters).

I am wondering why her earned title is neither on the. Book, nor in any articles about her.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:18 AM

21. must be a tRump judge nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:45 AM

23. Get the hell rid of *ALL* NDA's

Everybody should know everything.

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