The Trump administration has not taken allegations made against the president by former national security adviser John Bolton lying down.
Now, reporting corroborated by inside sources states that White House officials are moving beyond trying to discredit Bolton through talking points to issuing a formal letter from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue demanding that Simon & Schuster stop publication of his memoir, The Room Where It Happened.
KIMT News reports:
In a letter to Bolton’s lawyer, a top official at the National Security Council wrote the unpublished manuscript of Bolton’s book “appears to contain significant amounts of classified information” and couldn’t be published as written.
The letter, which is dated January 23, said some of the information was classified at the “top secret” level, meaning it “reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave harm to the national security.”
“The manuscript may not be published or otherwise disclosed without the deletion of this classified information,” the letter read.
The White House had no comment. Neither Bolton nor a spokesman for the publisher, Simon & Schuster, responded to a request for comment.