Last week, the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller shot down Wolff’s "Siege” claim that Mueller drew up an obstruction of justice indictment against President Trump. But Mueller spokesman Peter Carr told Fox News that documents “do not exist” in a rare public statement.
While "Siege” and "Fire and Fury” have many issues in common, Wolff’s latest book isn't expected to match its precursor in the sale department. "Fire and Fury” sold 1.7 million copies in the first three weeks, according to the Evening Standard, and 4 million copies overall, according to Axios.
But “Siege” didn’t appear on Amazon’s list of Top 20 most-sold nonfiction books on the morning of its release. Among new releases, “Siege” even trails recent books by Howard Stern and Mark Levin despite the success of Wolff’s first anti-Trump book.
Variety published an article headlined, “Why Michael Wolff’s ‘Siege: Trump Under Fire’ Won’t Be Another ‘Fire and Fury,’” which details the “dishy tell-all that’s being attacked for spotty fact-checking and is already suffering from weaker pre-sales.”
Wolff's book sales have also taken a steep nosedive since his first Anti-Trump book was published in 2017. Maybe the public has finally grown tired of Wolff's factually challenged brand of journalism.