Donald Trump Fails To Halt John Bolton's Book Release

Donald Trump has lost a case against his former National Security Adviser John Bolton as a Judge refused to block the release of a tell-all book.

The book, The Room Where It Happened described Donald Trump as corrupt and incompetent.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Judge Royce Lamberth ruled on Saturday that it was too late for a restraining order to halt the release of the book as it is already widely shipped to stores for sale next week.

The judge also noted that Bolton had failed to request a written agreement from the White House that his book contained nothing classified.

“While Bolton’s unilateral conduct raises grave national security concerns, the government has not established that an injunction is an appropriate remedy,” the judge wrote, according to AFP.

He said a review of passages that the government contends contain classified material had persuaded him that Bolton “likely jeopardized national security through publication.”

Despite losing the case, The US President took to Twitter to celebrate a "big court win" against Bolton.

He tweeted “Obviously, with the book already given out and leaked to many people and the media, nothing the highly respected Judge could have done about stopping it…BUT, strong & powerful statements & rulings on MONEY & on BREAKING CLASSIFICATION were made.”

“Bolton broke the law and has been called out and rebuked for so doing, with a really big price to pay.”

Reacting, Bolton's lawyer, Chares Cooper welcomed the judge's ruling, however, disagreed that his client did not fully comply with his vetting obligation.

“The case will now proceed to the development of the full record on that issue. The full story of these events has yet to be told — but it will be,” Cooper said in a statement. The book, entitled “The Room Where It Happened,” was widely shipped ahead of its Tuesday release date and many of its more damning allegations against Trump have already been reported in the media.

Since the White House knew about the book, the President had threatened to stop the release, arguing that it contains some classified information that would threaten national security.

The book is widely shipped ahead of its release on Tuesday.

Bolton worked for 17 months with Trump until he was sacked in September.

Bolton argued that Donald Trump is not fit for office while Trump claimed the book is characterised as fiction.

The book revealed that President Donald Trump pleaded with the Chinese President Xi Jinping during a trade deal to buy more products from US farm states to boost his chances of winning his re-election scheduled in November.

Bolton also wrote that Trump thought Finland was part of Russia.

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