Donald Trump had filed the case against Ms. Manigault Newman, a former White House aide and “Apprentice” star, after she wrote a tell-all book about serving in his administration.
A day after the 2018 announcement that she had written a negative book about President Trump, the White House escalated an unrelated dispute by referring it to the Justice Department.
The suggestion emerged in an arbitration case over the critical comments Ms. Manigault Newman, a former White House aide, made about President Trump in her 2018 book “Unhinged.’’
As he has done with other aspects of the presidency, Donald J. Trump has redefined the practice in ways that have unsettled even some Republicans.
A large club of Trump administration evictees have turned their bracingly bad experiences into a new genre: political revenge literature.
More than three years after his exit, the 44th president of the United States is back on a political battlefield he longed to leave.