Bolton Fires Back at Trump Effort to Block Memoir's Publication

Saturday, 20 Jun, 2020

The book includes a number of damning claims about President Trump's conduct in office, including that Trump pleaded with Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win re-election, and that he said journalists should be "executed".

China has always adhered to the principle of non-interference, stressed spokesperson Zhao Lijian at a regular briefing.

A federal judge expressed doubt Friday he could stop the upcoming publication of the book by former national security adviser John Bolton.

They charged the US government with asking the court to stop the book's distribution 'for the transparent goal of preventing Ambassador Bolton from revealing embarrassing facts about the President's conduct in office'.

Mr Bolton's lawyers have called the US Justice Department's attempts to stop the book's Tuesday release through the courts as "surreal", noting that reporters already had copies and were holding them up in footage playing out on news channels.

"In exchange for money, he has broken that promise", said David Morrell, deputy assistant attorney general, who described Bolton as a "disgruntled" author. In a written submission, he said more than 200,000 copies of the book have already been printed, bound and distributed to booksellers throughout the country, with thousand more shipped internationally.

Pompeo said he had not yet read the book, "The Room Where It Happened", which the Trump administration is trying to block from publication. I would think he would have criminal problems, ' Trump said of Bolton.

"It is clear from this evidence that the White House has abused the prepublication-review and classification process, and has asserted fictional national security concerns as a pretext to censor, or at least to delay indefinitely, Ambassador Bolton's right to speak", Bolton said.

"I need to look at when that stuff was classified", Lamberth said.

Bolton additionally referenced press reports from recent months detailing the interest Trump expressed privately towards blocking the book.

Karp pointed out that Trump's "many public statements" on the forthcoming memoir reinforce his belief that the real goal of the lawsuit is to shield Trump from an unflattering portrayal. I'm for selling agriculture.

"There isn't anybody in the immigration community that wants us to trade a wall for immigration", she said.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students celebrate in front of the Supreme Court after the Supreme Court rejected President Donald Trump's effort to end legal protections for young immigrants, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Washington. Bolton, who strongly advocated for the overthrow the Venezuelan government, claims in the book that Trump said invading Venezuela would be "cool" and that it was "really part of the United States". "I support his reelection, I'm for it".