Washington: Lawyers for the Trump administration requested the judge to stop publishing former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book, saying Bolton “created trouble” by taking the decision to publish his book without final approval. They did not take approval that the book did not contain confidential information. The counsel appearing for Bolton, however, called the government’s request unrealistic and impractical, especially since copies of the book have already been released to major news organizations and it has become a subject of much discussion.
US District Judge Royce Lamberth did not immediately pass a ruling. He said he would like to review additional information in the case. The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to stop the release of the book “The Room Where It Happened” next week. The department argued that the book contained confidential information that could harm national security and said Bolton had not completed the review process prior to publication of the book.