William Barr, Trump’s former attorney general who resigned two days before Christmas after disagreeing publicly with Trump’s voter fraud conspiracy theories, recently sold a book about his time at the Justice Department, according to three people familiar with the deal.
This will be Barr’s first book and he started writing it within the last two months, according to one of the people.
Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s last pick for the Supreme Court, has also sold a book — garnering a $2 million advance for a tome about how judges are not supposed to bring their personal feelings into how they rule, according to three publishing industry sources. The figure was “an eye-raising amount” for a Supreme Court justice and likely the most since book deals won by Clarence Thomas and Sandra Day O’Connor, one of the people added.
… Geoffrey Berman, who tangled with Barr and whom Trump ousted as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, also has sold a book — for what one industry source described as “a lot of money” — about his time in office. The person described the book as “part Paul Giamatti and ‘Billions,’ and then sort of the Trump show in the Southern District.”
… Outside of the legal world, Scott Atlas, the health policy scholar from the Hoover Institution who was a coronavirus adviser to Trump and noted skeptic of sharp coronavirus restrictions, recently sold a book to Post Hill Press’s Bombardier Books.