President Trump is on the offensive and may be able to nail former National Security Advisor John Bolton for violating clearance procedures.
The U.S. government filed a suit on Thursday asking a federal judge to seize the $2 million book advance and any royalties paid to Bolton.
Bolton’s book, The Room Where It Happened, was released before finishing a National Security Council review to ensure the book contained no classified information.
In the filing, the government said Bolton was, “repeatedly told that he could not publish the book absent written authorization, both before and after he submitted the manuscript for prepublication review.”
Bolton’s book contains a lot of unproven allegations that stoked tensions in Washington and generally worked to discredit President Trump.
However, the book was seemingly written by Bolton after he was forced out of his position. Bolton was looking for a way to profit and the truth was irrelevant. Now his profits may be seized because of his indiscretions.
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