Donald Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows, is being sued by the publisher of his book for lying about election fraud.
“Meadows, the former White House Chief of Staff under President Donald J. Trump, promised and represented that ‘all statements contained in the Work are true and based on reasonable research for accuracy’ and that he ‘has not made any misrepresentations to the Publisher about the work,’” All Seasons Press (ASP) wrote in the suit, according to The Hill.
The suit comes after ABC News reported last month that Meadows contradicted statements he made in his own book about election fraud while testifying before a grand jury convened by Special Counsel Jack Smith after receiving immunity.
In his book, The Chief’s Chief, Meadows wrote that the election was “stolen” and “rigged” and that the “liberal media” ignored evidence of fraud “right there in plain sight for anyone to access and analyze.”
But, behind closed doors he told prosecutors that he has not seen any evidence of election fraud and Trump was being “dishonest” when he said there was widespread fraud.
“Meadows’ reported statements to the Special Prosecutor and/or his staff and his reported grand jury testimony squarely contradict the statements in his Book, one central theme of which is that President Trump was the true winner of the 2020 Presidential Election and that election was ‘stolen’ and ‘rigged’ with the help from ‘allies in the liberal media,’ who ignored ‘actual evidence of fraud,’” the publishing company said in the filing.
The company said Meadows’ actions resulted in “significant monetary and reputational damage”.
ASP is asking for a refund of the advance they gave Meadows, $600,000 in out-of-pocket damages, and at least $1 million each for reputational damage suffered by the company and loss of expected profits for the book.