The White House on Wednesday formally threatened former national security adviser John Bolton to prevent him from publishing his tell-all book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.”
The news was first reported by CNN and confirmed by Axios.
Details about the threat were not immediately available.
Washington Examiner: Contents of the book were reported by the New York Times after Bolton turned it over to the White House’s National Security Council for review. Bolton’s lawyer has accused the White House of corrupting the vetting process by sharing details of the book with those outside the National Security Council’s Records Management Division.
Bolton alleged that Trump made security aid to Ukraine dependent on the country investigating his political rival Joe Biden, undermining the Trump defense team’s claim that the freeze of security assistance was not linked to the pressure campaign.