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Judge Rules Mary Trump can publish a book about her uncle


Mary Trump can talk about the extremely critical book she wrote about her uncle, President Donald Trump, about the objections of the President's brother, whom a judge ruled on.

Judge Hal B. Greenwald in Poughkeepsie, New York, overturned an order Monday that prevented her from publishing or distributing her work.

He rejected her other uncle, Robert Trump's arguments that Mary Trump was prevented from speaking publicly about family members due to an agreement that family members had made to settle her father's estate after his death.

The judge said that the confidentiality clauses in the 2001 agreement, "viewed in the context of the current Trump family situation in 2020, would violate public order as a prior restriction on the protected language."

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Despite the fact that the book has been published and distributed in large quantities, it would be wrong to commit Mary L. Trump at this point and is of no use. It would be controversial, ”wrote the judge.

Greenwald said the confidentiality agreement that settled several litigation primarily concerned the financial aspect of the business, which is not as interesting today as it was two decades ago.

Donald Trump's father Fred Sr had a big impact on the family. Pictured: Trump graduating from Wharton in 1968

Donald Trump's father Fred Sr had a big impact on the family. Pictured: Trump graduating from Wharton in 1968

"On the other hand, the non-confidential part of the deal, the Trump family relationship, could be more interesting now with an upcoming presidential election in 2020," said the judge.

He also wrote that Robert Trump had shown no harm that the publication of the book would cause for himself or the public.

Robert Trump is not mentioned frequently in the book, which aims to track how family members were affected by the president's father, Fred Trump Sr.

He was a successful property owner with great influence on his five children.

In her book, Mary Trump tries to examine how the president developed from his father some of the traits that were most evident in the White House.

Mary Trump, a trained psychologist and Donald Trump's only niece, wrote in the book that she "had no problem calling Donald a narcissist – he met all nine criteria listed in the Guide to Diagnosis and Statistics on Mental Disorders."

The judge overturned the orders that temporarily prevented Mary Trump and her publisher Simon & Schuster from publishing or distributing a scrapbook about the president.

Mary portrays the Trump family as severely damaged, from Fred Sr. and his wife Mary Ann to their five children. Pictured from left to right are Robert, Elizabeth, Fred Jr., Donald and Maryanne Trump

Mary portrays the Trump family as severely damaged, from Fred Sr. and his wife Mary Ann to their five children. Pictured from left to right are Robert, Elizabeth, Fred Jr., Donald and Maryanne Trump

An appellate judge had already lifted the order to block Simon & Schuster.

The book "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Made the Most Dangerous Man in the World" was originally supposed to be published in late July.

The publisher announced last week that it would be released on Tuesday.

Mary Trump's lawyer, Theodore Boutrous Jr., said the judge understood correctly to reject the Trump family's efforts to suppress Mary Trump's key political speech on key issues of public interest.

"The first change bans previous restrictions because they are intolerable violations of the right to participate in democracy," he said.

"Tomorrow, the American public will be able to read Mary's important words for themselves."

In a statement, Simon & Schuster said it was "pleased that the court rejected the plaintiff's motion for an injunction and lifted the injunction against our author Mary L. Trump."

He added: "The unrestricted right to publication is a sacred American freedom and a fundamental principle of our republic, and we welcome the Court of Justice for having confirmed established precedents against restraint and injunctions.

"TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH" is a work of great importance that has a very real impact on our national discourse, and we look forward to making it available to the public who is keen to read it.

News looking for a comment was left with a lawyer for Robert Trump.

On the eve of its publication, Mary Trump's book was ranked No. 1 on the Amazon.com list of best-selling books.

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