WORLD US govt. seeks emergency order to block Bolton's memoir

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US govt. seeks emergency order to block Bolton's memoir

CGTN

12:57, June 18, 2020

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The U.S. Justice Department filed an emergency order Wednesday seeking to halt release of former National Security Advisor John Bolton's book.

The administration argued in its motion for a preliminary injunction that Bolton moved forward with the book's release before a national security review process had been completed, and "plans to disseminate classified information as he sees fit in order to profit from his book."

It asked the court to take action to "prevent the harm to national security that will result if his manuscript is published to the world."

Bolton's book "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir," is set to be published on June 23.

The publisher, Simon and Schuster, said in a news release on Friday the book provides an insider account of Trump's "inconsistent, scattershot decision-making process."

The book details U.S. President Donald Trump's dealings with China, Russia, Ukraine, the DPRK, Iran, Britain, France and Germany, the publisher said.

"This is the book Donald Trump doesn't want you to read," Simon and Schuster said.

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