It appears John Bolton may have a less than perfect memory when it comes to his recounting of conversations in his upcoming book.
According to the Department of Justice, Bolton’s book, as revealed through a conveniently timed leak, isn’t accurate at all. In fact, Keri Kupec, a DOJ spokeswoman, called the leak’s contents “grossly mischaracterized.”
“There was no discussion of ‘personal favors’ or ‘undue influence’ on investigations,” said Kupec in an official DOJ tweet. “Nor did Attorney General Barr state that the President’s conversations with foreign leaders was improper.”
DOJ statement in response to tonight’s NYT story on John Bolton and Attorney General Barr. pic.twitter.com/WzekTSqY0f
— KerriKupecDOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) January 28, 2020
But Kupec didn’t stop there.
“If this is truly what Mr. Bolton has written,” Kupec said, “then it seems he is attributing to Attorney General Barr his own current views — views with which Attorney General Barr does not agree.”
Although the timing of the leak will no doubt result in a huge boost of book sales for Bolton, both he and his publisher have denied leaking the manuscript.
It does give one pause to consider how Bolton, a former national security advisor, could have been trusted to protect matters of the greatest national security, but he would also have us believe he is incapable of protecting the manuscript of his own book.
Either that or he is lying through his teeth… but I don’t want to mischaracterize things.