Michael Wolff's book feels plausible because of its dramatic narrative and some claims have been backed up by news stories, according to a journalist.
The book on Donald Trump, Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House, is to be released today (January 5) in the US, after the President's lawyers attempted to stop the book from being released due to its explosive claims. It was originally supposed to go on sale on January 9.
Catherine Philp, the diplomatic correspondent for The Times, told Julia Hartley-Brewer Wolff "re-imagines" scenes through what he is told by his interviewees - but there is certainly a factual basis to his claims.
She said: “When I was reading it I was struck by, in terms of in the back of my mind, always thinking how plausible is any of this.
“A great deal of it is backed up by the stuff we’ve been hearing over the last year in newspapers
“What this book does is sort of bring together a lot of stories in a similar way and corrile them into a narrative... a very dramatic narrative”
She believes after having conversations with interviewees Wolff “reimagines some scenes, which involves his sort of almost ‘novelising’, getting inside the head of a character.
“Obviously he’s not inside the head of that person, he’s constructing a narrative but this information did come from somewhere.”
Listen to the full interview above