Connect with us

darrens web page full of stuff to help people in health wealth & life in general

darrens web page full of stuff to help people in health wealth & life in general

Trump John Bolton: Trump administration sues to block book


Donald Trump

Trump John Bolton: Trump administration sues to block book

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bolton served as Trump’s national security adviser from 2018-19 The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to prevent former National Security Adviser John Bolton from publishing a new book about his time at the White House.According to the complaint, the book contains “classified information”.The move comes a day…

Trump John Bolton: Trump administration sues to block book

Trump

trump John Bolton (file photo)Image copyright
AFP

Image caption

Bolton served as Trump’s national security adviser from 2018-19

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to prevent former National Security Adviser John Bolton from publishing a new book about his time at the White House.

According to the complaint, the book contains “classified information”.

The move comes a day after President Donald Trump said Mr Bolton could face “criminal problems” over the release.

The book, entitled The Room Where It Happened, is due to be released on 23 June.

“I will consider every conversation with me as president highly classified,” Mr Trump told reporters on Monday. “So that would mean that if he wrote a book and if the book gets out, he’s broken the law and I would think he would have criminal problems.”

However, the non-profit American Civil Liberties Union said that “any Trump administration efforts to stop John Bolton’s book from being published are doomed to fail”.

Mr Bolton’s lawyer, Charles Cooper, said they were looking through the lawsuit and “will respond in due course”.

In January, the White House said the book contained “top secret” details that must be removed, although Mr Bolton rejected this.

However, claims reportedly contained in the manuscript – including that Mr Trump withheld military aid to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to start a corruption investigation into Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son Hunter – formed a central part of the president’s impeachment trial earlier this year.

The president denied the reports and Mr Trump was acquitted after a two-week trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, which did not include any witnesses.

Real Life. Real News. Real Voices

Help us tell more of the stories that matter

Become a founding member

Mr Bolton joined the White House in April 2018 and left in September the following year, saying he had decided to quit as national security adviser. President Trump, however, said he had fired Mr Bolton because he disagreed “strongly” with him.

Subscribe to the newsletter news

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Top stories

Donald Trump

VIDEO…

Donald Trump

VIDEO…

Facebook

To Top
%d bloggers like this: