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John Bolton plans to publish a tell-all about his time in the White House in late June
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Miloch
2020-06-08 03:20:27 UTC
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John Bolton is forging ahead with plans to publish a scathing memoir about his
time in President Trump’s White House and is in negotiations with network
television channels to promote the book, according to people familiar with the
talks.

Bolton, who served as national security adviser from April 2018 to September
2019, plans to publish “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir” on
June 23, after embarking on a media tour to promote the book the weekend before,
according to people with knowledge of the negotiations who spoke on the
condition of anonymity to describe private conversations.

The White House has not formally signed off on the tome, and officials in the
Trump administration have delayed the book for months due to a classification
review process led by the National Security Council.

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The president has said that Bolton should not publish the book until after the
election and has called him a “traitor” in private for writing a negative
tell-all book, The Washington Post has previously reported.

Bolton is planning to publish even if the White House does not give publication
approval, people familiar with his thinking say, and believes he has removed all
classified material.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment. A lawyer and
spokeswoman for Bolton declined to comment. Charles Cooper, Bolton’s lawyer, has
previously said the ambassador “is continuing to pursue the prepublication
process in good faith.”

The 592-page book is expected to provide an unvarnished and caustic account of
life inside the White House from the national security adviser’s perspective. It
is expected to describe the president’s decision-making process, his warring
advisers and a number of foreign policy topics, from Ukraine and Venezuela to
North Korea and Iran.

The book caused a ruckus earlier this year, after the New York Times reported
that Bolton’s book would substantiate claims that Trump withheld military aid to
pressure Ukraine’s leader to launch a political investigation. People familiar
with the book say Bolton will describe Ukrainian interactions in detail.

Bolton left the White House with fiercely negative views of the president,
associates say. Though he has generally stayed quiet in media interviews, he has
been more pointed during paid public speaking engagements.

Some of Bolton’s former White House colleagues have privately criticized him as
a narcissist and a knife-fighter with a temper, according to current and former
White House officials. He reportedly butted heads with both Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, along with many other aides.

Trump still occasionally mocks Bolton for his mustache, administration officials
say, and jokes that Bolton wanted to “bomb everybody,” in the words of an
administration official.

But he is well-respected in Republican foreign policy circles for his hawkish
views and has decades of experience in the foreign policy community.

A chorus of former administration and military officials who have criticized the
president publicly have often been attacked sharply by Trump in return. Last
week, former secretary of state Jim Mattis said the president had sought to
divide the nation and had not engaged in “mature leadership” in an essay in The
Atlantic. Other officials, including former secretary of state Rex Tillerson and
former chief of staff John Kelly, have echoed some of those criticisms.

People with knowledge of the book said it would be the most detailed criticism
yet from a former administration official who served at a high level of
government.

What the White House could do to stop the book is unclear. Theoretically, Bolton
could lose his security clearance, experts say, or be forced to forgo profits
from the book.

In a 2016 settlement, Matt Bissonnette, who wrote “No Easy Day” under the pen
name Mark Owen, agreed to turn over to the government all the profits and future
royalties stemming from his book, at least $6.6 million at the time.

As part of the deal, Bissonnette acknowledged he failed to get his manuscript
properly cleared by the Pentagon. In exchange, the Justice Department agreed to
dismiss any other claims and drop any plans to prosecute him for the release of
classified information.

At the end of 2019, Bolton received a letter from Ellen Knight, the National
Security Council’s senior director for records, access and information security
management, reminding him about the importance of submitting his manuscript for
review. She said Bolton would be breaking his nondisclosure agreement with the
U.S. government if he published the book without review.

“The manuscript may not be published or otherwise disclosed without the deletion
of this classified information,” she wrote.

Cooper had submitted the manuscript to the National Security Council for vetting
on Dec. 30.

“Ambassador Bolton has carefully sought to avoid any discussion in the
manuscript of . . . classified information, and we accordingly do not believe
that prepublication review is required,” Cooper wrote to Knight in a letter
accompanying the draft. “We are nonetheless submitting this manuscript out of an
abundance of caution.”

People familiar with Bolton’s interaction with that office said he has carefully
reviewed the manuscript and has cooperated with the office and feels the book is
being held up for political reasons.



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super70s
2020-06-08 20:30:30 UTC
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Post by Miloch
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John Bolton is forging ahead with plans to publish a scathing memoir about
his time in President Trump's White House and is in negotiations with
network television channels to promote the book, according to people
familiar with the talks.
Some of Bolton's former White House colleagues have privately criticized
him as a narcissist and a knife-fighter with a temper, according to current
and former White House officials.
The same people who work for a narcissist and a knife-fighter with a
temper.
Post by Miloch
People familiar with Bolton's interaction with that office said he has
carefully reviewed the manuscript and has cooperated with the office
and feels the book is being held up for political reasons.
Go ahead and publish it, if Trump and his defenders take it to court let
them show up and testify under oath about any falsehoods it might
contain (it's doubtful any trial would happen before the election
though).
Miloch
2020-06-08 22:17:57 UTC
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Post by Miloch
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/john-bolton-plans-to-publish-
a-tell-all-about-his-time-in-the-white-house-in-late-june/ar-BB15aysr
John Bolton is forging ahead with plans to publish a scathing memoir about
his time in President Trump's White House and is in negotiations with
network television channels to promote the book, according to people
familiar with the talks.
Some of Bolton's former White House colleagues have privately criticized
him as a narcissist and a knife-fighter with a temper, according to current
and former White House officials.
They knew that before he was hired!!!...


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Post by super70s
The same people who work for a narcissist and a knife-fighter with a
temper.
Post by Miloch
People familiar with Bolton's interaction with that office said he has
carefully reviewed the manuscript and has cooperated with the office
and feels the book is being held up for political reasons.
Go ahead and publish it, if Trump and his defenders take it to court let
them show up and testify under oath about any falsehoods it might
contain (it's doubtful any trial would happen before the election
though).
kelown
2020-06-10 00:07:55 UTC
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Post by Miloch
Some of Bolton's former White House colleagues have privately criticized
him as a narcissist and a knife-fighter with a temper, according to current
and former White House officials.
Bolton was responsible for disbanding the National Security bio-defense
strategy team, which was responsible for preparing against pandemics and
biological attacks. In spite of his short tenure, between covid-19 and
the fallout from disbanding treaties with Iran and Russia, Bolton
remains Trump's greatest appointment disaster.

https://www.baharmedia.net/2020/04/another-part-of-john-bolton-catastrophic-legacy-white-houses-botched-covid19-response
Siri Cruise
2020-06-10 00:25:20 UTC
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Post by kelown
Post by Miloch
Some of Bolton's former White House colleagues have privately criticized
him as a narcissist and a knife-fighter with a temper, according to current
and former White House officials.
Bolton was responsible for disbanding the National Security bio-defense
strategy team, which was responsible for preparing against pandemics and
biological attacks. In spite of his short tenure, between covid-19 and
the fallout from disbanding treaties with Iran and Russia, Bolton
remains Trump's greatest appointment disaster.
https://www.baharmedia.net/2020/04/another-part-of-john-bolton-catastrophic-le
gacy-white-houses-botched-covid19-response
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