Judge clears way for John Bolton to publish his book, rejecting Trump administration effort to block it. A federal judge cleared the way for publication of a book critical of Donald Trump written by former White House national security adviser John Bolton, which is set to be released Tuesday. While the judge said Bolton had "Gambled with the national security of the United States," he said it's too late to halt the book. Ref. USAToday.
Exclusive: John Bolton says Trump's White House is 'like living inside a pinball machine'. In an interview with USA TODAY's Susan Page, Trump's former national security adviser says if he were a senator, he probably would have voted to convict the president in the Senate impeachment trial. Source 4n.
John Bolton withheld an 'astonishing' amount of information relevant to Trump impeachment, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff writes in USA TODAY Opinion. His book confirms and strengthens the House investigation's findings of Trump's flagrant abuse, says Schiff, who led the probe. It also confirms that Bolton, unlike the courageous public servants who testified, put profit over patriotism, Schiff writes. Source 7n.
Prosecutors subpoena John Bolton's book publisher in criminal investigation into whether former Trump adviser disclosed classified matters. The Justice Department's demand for records from Simon & Schuster — confirmed by a person with knowledge of the matter — comes after the Trump administration failed in its effort earlier this year to halt publication of the book, "The Room Where It Happened," and threats from president that his former aide could face prosecution. Ref. USAToday.