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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:28 PM

Justice Dept. Opens Criminal Inquiry Into John Bolton's Book

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into whether President Trump’s former national security adviser John R. Bolton unlawfully disclosed classified information when he published a memoir this summer, a case that the department opened after it failed to stop the book’s publication this summer, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The department has convened a grand jury, which issued a subpoena for communications records from Simon & Schuster, the publisher of Mr. Bolton’s memoir, “The Room Where It Happened.” In the book, Mr. Bolton delivered a highly unflattering account of his 17 months working in the Trump administration.

The investigation is a significant escalation in the fraught publication of the book. The Trump administration had sought to stop its publication, accusing Mr. Bolton in a lawsuit of moving forward with publication without receiving final notice that a prepublication review to scrub out classified information was complete. The director of national intelligence referred the matter to the Justice Department last month, two of the people said. John Demers, the head of the department’s national security division, then opened the criminal investigation, according to a person briefed on the case..

Mr. Bolton has denied that he published classified information. Representatives for the Justice Department, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Security Council declined to comment.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/09/15/us/politics/john-bolton-book-criminal-investigation.amp.html



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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:32 PM

1. Well this could get interesting!

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:33 PM

2. I love it when Republicans eat their own

It's awesome to see John Bolton in the hot seat.

I wonder if Trump will go after his nice for her book.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:27 PM

3. Hopefully the subpoenas are complied with as expeditiously as were House subpoenas

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:29 PM

4. I would've thought they were too busy

trying to get Flynn off the hook.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:34 PM

5. Wonder if that's why Bolton is suddenly defending him again? nt

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:40 PM

6. Didn't all this get covered in the attempt to stop publication?

Is this just Trump once again unable to let go of any slight, real or imagined?

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:46 PM

7. Should

be called the injustice department. trump just trying to distract again. Expect more over the next month and a half.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:45 PM

8. I hope all Republicans get the message thug trump is sending them. "you're next...

if you don't follow orders."
Those sheep will get what they deserve.

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