(FreedomJournal.com) – The Washington Post reports that President Donald Trump is looking to block the release of “traitor” John Bolton’s new book. According to the report, it not only contains inaccurate or questionable claims about the way in which the president communicated with Ukraine, but several instances of classified information that cannot be released to the public.
The book, titled “The Room Where It Happened,” is scheduled for release in mid-March. According to a letter sent to Bolton’s lawyers from the White House National Security Council’s Records Management, allegedly contains “significant amounts of classified information.”
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The letter also explained, “It also appears that some of this classified information is at the TOP SECRET level,” and that “Under federal law and the nondisclosure agreements your client signed, as a condition for gaining access to classified information, the manuscript may not be published or otherwise disclosed without the deletion of this classified information.”
President Trump has reportedly told his aides that the book should not be published at any time before the November presidential election. The president has gone as far as labeling John Bolton a “traitor,” a sentiment echoed by many of the president’s supporters. Trump also explained during a lunch with reporters before the State of the Union address that he would attempt to block the publication of the book entirely.
The President said, “After I leave office, he can do this. But not in the White House.”
Bolton faces the very real possibility of his book being blocked from publication, at least before November. However, all this hype means that whether or not the parts of the controversial sections of the book are removed, it is expected to have an even greater audience than it originally would have had.
In January, excerpts from the book were published in the press, and both Bolton and his publisher denied leaking them. In one section of the excerpt, Bolton claims that the president said he would refuse to send military aid to Ukraine if they were not willing to investigate Hunter and Joe Biden. This would go against the claim by President Trump and his team that the decision to withhold the aid was separate to their desire for Ukraine to investigate the former vice president.