DOJ Puts Breaks on Book

DOJ Puts Breaks on Book

( – Former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s memoir is set to release on June 23. However, on June 16, the Justice Department (DOJ) filed a civil lawsuit with the US District Court for the District of Columbia against Bolton over the book.

The lawsuit states that Bolton’s memoir, “The Room Where It Happened,” contains top-secret national security information. Additionally, it accuses Bolton of non-compliance with prepublication review requirements and unjust enrichment from a promising book deal.

If the lawsuit holds, Bolton must complete the prepublication review process and the proceeds from the book would go to the US Government instead of Bolton. However, he continues to stand behind his right to publish.

This is another attempt to slow the publication of national security secrets in a continuing battle between President Trump, the National Security Council, and Bolton. But, some pre-publication copies are already distributed, so it seems unlikely that the book’s contents will stay under wraps for much longer.

As the public and government try to find the balance between free speech and national security, it’s all but sure this is not the end of the road.

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