Attorney General William Barr stunned everyone, but most especially liberal democrats, when he warned former National Security Advisor John Bolton that releasing his controversial book could land him in jail and he announced that he promises to block it. President Trump has been saying the same thing all along.
John Bolton’s criminal problem
On Monday, President Donald Trump warned John Bolton that if he decides to go ahead with plans to release his salacious book, he better be prepared for the “criminal problem” that will go with it. He never got the required clearance for “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.”
Democrats have been salivating to get their hands on Bolton’s book ever since the kangaroo impeachment court proceedings. Progressives couldn’t name a single actual “crime” which President Trump actually committed so they hinged all their hopes on the former spook’s manuscript. They couldn’t get a look at it then and the publication has been delayed twice now. Bolton never bothered to put it through the “clearance process.”
John Bolton’s lawyer, Chuck Cooper, is already on record claiming that “his client worked painstakingly for months with classification specialists at the White House National Security Council” to bring the draft manuscript in line with legal requirements. Attorney General William Barr isn’t buying it. If they don’t do it properly he’ll block it. If Bolton publishes anyway, he will go to jail.
Non-disclosure agreements require review
During a recent White House event, AG Barr noted that any administration official with access to “sensitive information,” including the former National Security Adviser, must sign a “non-disclosure” agreement that requires them to go through a formal process “before they can publish something based on information they accessed” while on the job.
“We don’t believe that Bolton went through that process,” the Attorney General explained. “therefore, is in violation of that agreement.” He swears up and down that his staff has been “trying to get them to complete the process.” All they have to do is “make the necessary deletions of classified information.” The only problem is that without the secret information, the memoir is toilet paper.
On Tuesday, the Treasury Department slammed Bolton with an iron fist, when they “filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Bolton, alleging his book contains classified information.”
It’s no wonder that President Trump fired Bolton in September of 2019. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration.” Bolton is part of the Deep State out to get President Trump at any cost. Many believe he’s one of the officials named by Archbishop Carlo Vigano in his shocking letter to President Trump last week where he throws his resources behind President Donald Trump and the forces of light against the evil “children of darkness.”