Trump spokesman Mark Corallo left over obstruction concerns: Wolff book

Former Trump legal spokesman Mark Corallo (left) as well as President Donald Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz arrive to the National Press Club in Washington to read a statement to members of the media, Thursday, June 8, 2017.

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Former Trump legal spokesman Mark Corallo (left) as well as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Marc Kasowitz arrive to the National Press Club in Washington to read a statement to members of the media, Thursday, June 8, 2017.

The former spokesman for President Donald Trump’s private legal team quit which summer because he believed a statement dictated by the president aboard Air Force One may have obstructed justice, an explosive fresh book claims.

which claim can be reported in “Fire as well as Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by author Michael Wolff, which the White House says can be full of “false as well as misleading” information. On Thursday, Trump’s personal attorney sent a cease as well as desist letter to Wolff as well as his publisher, Henry Holt & Co., as well as demanded an apology for the content of the book.

The book can be set to go on sale Tuesday, yet excerpts have been made available to the public. NBC News has obtained a copy.

“Mark Corallo was instructed not to speak to the press, indeed not to even answer his phone,” Wolff writes. “Later which week, Corallo, seeing no not bad outcome — as well as privately confiding which he believed the meeting on Air Force One represented a likely obstruction of justice — quit.”

The statement the president reportedly dictated concerned the purpose of a June 2016 meeting between Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., senior advisor Jared Kushner, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort as well as a Russian lawyer.

which initial explanation suggested the primary purpose of the meeting was to discuss Russian adoptions. which was later shown to be misleading, as well as Trump Jr. has said which the purpose of the meeting was to discuss potential dirt on political rival Hillary Clinton.

Advisors to the president told The Washington Post in July which the initial statement could raise questions about whether the president can be attempting to hide something.

Corallo did not respond to a request for comment by CNBC.

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