The U. S. government has asked a federal judge in Washington to seize the $2 million book advance and any royalties paid to former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton, who published a tell-all memoir about the Trump administration allegedly without clearing it first with the government for classified material.
The government said in a court filing Thursday that Bolton violated nondisclosure agreements when he released his memoir, The Room Where It Happened, without finishing a National Security Council (NSC) review process to make sure the book did not contain any classified material that could put U. S. national security at risk, according to Bloomberg.
The federal government initially sought to prevent the book’s publish in June, but failed since advance copies had already been sent out to numerous media outlets. Ho... (Read more)
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