The department of Justice in the United States Of America has opened a criminal investigation into whether Trump former National Security Advisor John Bolton has unlawfully disclosed some of the classified information when he published his book “The room where it all happened”
The New York Times on Tuesday reported, The department of justice has formed a jury and subpoenaed communications from Bolton’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, after the govt did not block the discharge of the book earlier this summer,
The Trump administration has sued Bolton in June during a bid to delay the publication “The room where it all happened” which is the tell-all about Bolton’s 17 months within the White House, arguing that he had not received final clearance before the govt had completed its censoring. A federal judge has rejected the lawsuit, arguing that the horse was already out of the barn with previews of the memoir already distributed to the media.
“With many thousands of copies around the globe — many in newsrooms — the damage is completed. There is no restoring the established order,” US District Judge Royce Lamberth wrote.
According to the days, John Ratcliffe, the newly installed Director of National Intelligence, referred the interest of the Department of Justice last month. Bolton, who has served from April 2018 to September 2019, said that he had not released any classified information in his book, which gave a brutally critical account of the Trump administration.
Allies of the president Trump called Bolton a “disgruntled employee” and disputed his accounts. Trump made his displeasure known during a Midsummer Eve tweet during which he involved Bolton to be prosecuted.
“Washed up Creepster John Bolton may be a lowlife who should be in jail, money seized, for disseminating, for-profit, highly Classified information,” Trump wrote.