White House Issues Threat to Bolton Over New Book

Donald Trump’s White House has issued a threat to former National Security Advisor John Bolton, ordering him to remove “classified information” from his new book.

“Significant Amounts of Classified Information”

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that Bolton’s new book will help the Democrats push their case for the impeachment of President Trump. In the book, Bolton claims that the President did, in fact, delay military aid to Ukraine to pressure them into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter Biden, and their business dealings in the country.

In an email to Bolton’s lawyer, the National Security Council said that from their preliminary review, the manuscript of Bolton’s new book “appears to contain significant amounts of classified information,” with some of this classified information,” being “at the TOP SECRET level.” This is defined by Executive Order 13526 as information that could be “reasonably expected to cause exceptionally grave harm to the national security” of the U.S. if it was released without authorization.

The letter goes onto note that Bolton had signed numerous nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to be able to gain access to classified information.

“Under federal law and the nondisclosure agreements your client signed… the manuscript may not be published or otherwise disclosed without this classifed information,” the letter argues.

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The manuscript is being kept under review, in order to “identify the classified information within” and ensure the “publication does not harm the national security of the United States.” It concludes by saying that the NSC will do their best to ensure Bolton’s “ability to tell his story in a manner that protects U.S. national security.”

“Nasty & Untrue Book”

The President also attacked Bolton on Twitter, saying that he was fired because, “frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now,” and wondering why he would write such a “nasty & untrue” book directly after he had been fired.

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The President is spot on. John Bolton is simply mad that he couldn’t start more foreign wars overseas and spill the blood of thousands of American soldiers to make a nice profit for his buddies. This book is nothing more than an expanded temper tantrum, designed to annoy the President and others who hate endless foreign conflict.

If Bolton is found to have broken his NDAs by writing this book, he should be punished to the full extent of the law.

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