Charles Harder, the lawyer who in the last 24 hours has sent legal notice to Steve Bannon, Michael Wolff and Wolff’s publisher, has had a role behind the headlines quite a bit in recent years. Most notably, he was Peter Thiel’s lawyer when the billionaire took down Gawker media. Later, as Roger Ailes’ lawyer, he threatened reporter Gabriel Sherman, whose stories about Ailes lead to his ousting. He also, for a short time, defended Harvey Weinstein. And lately, Harder’s been getting close to the Trumps.
Some more background from TPM’s archive here:
— Peter Thiel’s Lawyer Goes After Gawker For Investigation Into Trump’s ‘Weave’ (6/15/2016)
— Ailes Hires Lawyer Behind Gawker Lawsuit, Threatens To Sue NY Mag (6/6/2016)
— Suit: Daily Mail Article Hurt Melania Trump’s Chance To Profit As FLOTUS (2/7/2017)
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