Former White House communications aide Cliff Sims, who released the White House insider memoir "Team of Vipers" last month, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Trump, accusing him of directly using his campaign to violate his ex-employees' free-speech and free-press rights by improperly seeking retribution, the New York Times first reported.
Jill Abramson defends new book against plagiarism allegations
Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson defended her new book on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday amid accusations of rampant plagiarism, claiming that there were "some errors in the way I credited sources, but that there's no attempt to pass off someone's ideas, opinions and phrasings as my own."
The backdrop: Following the release of her book last week, Abramson initially denied the accusations by Vice News’ Michael Moynihan, who claimed that some passages have sloppy errors and were "plagiarized." But in a statement to CNN Business, she later admitted that certain passages may have been "too close" and "should have been cited as quotations in the text."