Bolton plans book release over White House objection
Former national security adviser John Bolton plans to move ahead with publication of his memoir about working in the Trump White House despite a new warning from the administration that it contains classified material and needs to be further revised, his lawyer said.
The letter Wednesday from a White House lawyer arrived just two weeks before “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir” is set to go on sale and as Bolton is negotiating media appearances to promote the book.
The letter said Bolton would be provided with a redacted manuscript by June 19, four days before the book is to go on sale.
In response, Bolton’s lawyer, Charles Cooper, said he has scrupulously complied with national security requirements and expects his book will be available to the public as planned on June 23.
The book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, has already shipped copies to warehouses around the country in preparation.