The Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit against John Bolton on Tuesday to try to block the publication and sale of his new White House tell-all, arguing the former national security adviser’s memoir includes classified information that cannot be released to the public, the NY Post reports.
“This is a civil action by the United States to prevent Defendant John R. Bolton, a former National Security Advisor, from compromising national security by publishing a book containing classified information — in clear breach of agreements he signed as a condition of his employment and as a condition of gaining access to highly classified information and in clear breach of the trust placed within him by the United States Government,” read the beginning of the 27-page court filing with the US District Court in DC.
He had hoped to publish the book, “The Room Where It Happened,” in early 2020. But it underwent numerous and ongoing reviews for classified information by the National Security Council, and the date was pushed back to June 23. Read more at the NY Post.