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Bad News for John Bolton Over Trump Book

Justice Department opens a criminal investigation

(Newser) - John Bolton might be in a heap of trouble over his book about the Trump White House. The New York Times reports that the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the former national security adviser's memoir, called The Room Where It Happened. The issue is whether Bolton...

Trump Tweet: 'Corrupt Joe Is Shot' and 'White Power!'

The president's retweet sparks outcry on 'State of the Union'

(Newser) - President Trump grabbed the media's attention Sunday morning by retweeting a video that appeared to promote white power, NBC News reports. The video (WARNING: profanity) features a line of golf carts trundling past anti-Trump protesters who shout "racist," to which a Trump supporter yells, "white power!...

Another Big Republican Won't Vote for Trump

Carly Fiorina is OK voting for Biden instead

(Newser) - Carly Fiorina voted for Donald Trump in 2016 after running against him in the GOP primary, but he won't be getting her vote in 2020. "I've been very clear that I can't support Donald Trump," she tells the Atlantic . She was then asked if that...

Bolton to a Mocking Colbert: 'I Couldn't Believe It Was That Bad'

'Late Show' host grills former national security adviser, pokes fun at how 'naive' he was on Trump

(Newser) - Former national security adviser John Bolton popped in Tuesday for a guest appearance on Stephen Colbert's Late Show, and it probably didn't go as he'd envisioned it. Bolton, who's been making the rounds to promote his upcoming tell-all book , was grilled by an "unimpressed" Colbert,...

Reporter Asks About Bolton's Book, Gets Muted

During a phone briefing on ... press freedom

(Newser) - "AT&T, we can mute that line." That was the bulk of the response from State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus on Monday when, during a phone briefing on Chinese propaganda, a reporter tried to ask about John Bolton's new book. The Reuters journalist was asking if any...

Sarah Sanders Has Unflattering Story About John Bolton

In memoir, she says he was 'drunk on power' and cites a London trip

(Newser) - Another White House memoir is surfacing, and this time John Bolton is on the receiving end of criticism. In an excerpt of Speaking for Myself obtained by Axios , former press chief Sarah Sanders calls Bolton "a classic case of a senior White House official drunk on power, who had...

Here's Who John Bolton Is Not Voting For

Trump—or Biden

(Newser) - You probably could have guessed that John Bolton won't be voting for President Trump come November—but in an interview with ABC News on Sunday night, the former national security adviser says he won't be voting for Trump's main rival, either. "I don't think he'...

Federal Judge Rules on John Bolton's Book

Looks like Bolton's book is coming out after all

(Newser) - A federal judge ruled Saturday that former national security adviser John Bolton can move forward in publishing his tell-all book despite efforts by the Trump administration to block the release because of concerns that classified information could be exposed, the AP reports. The decision from US District Judge Royce Lamberth...

The Unredacted Version of Trump's Request to Xi

'Make sure I win,' he said, according to 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - One of the big allegations made by John Bolton in his new book is that President Trump tried to get China's Xi Jinping to help him win re-election. According to Bolton, who is known as a prolific note-taker, Trump asked Xi to buy American farm products specifically to boost...

CBS Reporter Asks Trump Why He Keeps Hiring 'Wackos'

President declined to answer

(Newser) - President Trump has slammed former national security adviser John Bolton as a liar, a "wacko," "incompetent," and a "sick puppy," which raised a question about the former Apprentice host's hiring practices for CBS journalist Paula Reid. "Mr. President, why do you keep...

Bolton: Trump Is Not 'Fit for Office'

Former national security adviser says all Trump decisions revolve around reelection prospects

(Newser) - John Bolton has begun doing interviews to promote his controversial new book , and one of the first is generating strong words. "I don't think he's fit for office," Bolton tells ABC News in regard to President Trump. "I don't think he has the competence...

Federal Prosecutors Mull Whether to Charge Bolton

Plus more revelations from Bolton's upcoming book

(Newser) - President Trump warned John Bolton might have a "criminal problem" on his hands were he to go ahead with releasing his White House memoir. Now, federal prosecutors are considering making good on that threat, the Los Angeles Times reports. Specifically, they're mulling whether to charge the former national...

Bolton Says He Reported Trump to AG Multiple Times

He says president asked Xi Jinping to help him get re-elected

(Newser) - The Trump administration has sued to block John Bolton's White House memoir for being an alleged threat to national security—but the book portrays the "erratic" President Trump himself as the real threat to national security, according to the New York Times and other outlets that have received...

Trump Sues to Block John Bolton Book

Lawsuit seeks order to have copies already printed "retrieved and disposed of'

(Newser) - John Bolton's White House memoir has been printed and shipped to warehouses ahead of a scheduled June 23 release date—but the Trump administration doesn't want it to see the light of day. The administration filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block the release of The Room Where ...

Trump: If Bolton Releases Book, Charges Could Follow

President says Bolton didn't complete pre-publication review process

(Newser) - President Trump said Monday that his former national security adviser, John Bolton, could face a “criminal problem” if he doesn't halt plans to publish a new book that describes scattershot, sometimes dangerous, decision-making by a president focused only on getting re-elected . Trump said it would be up to...

Trump's Niece Plans a Tell-All

Mary Trump is coming out with a book

(Newser) - John Bolton isn't the only notable figure coming out with a tell-all about President Trump. The Daily Beast reports that his niece, Mary Trump, plans to release an unflattering book about her uncle in August. The 55-year-old is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., an older brother of the...

Bolton: Trump Did Bad Things to Help Reelection Chances

Former national security adviser had refused to testify against Trump in impeachment inquiry

(Newser) - John Bolton makes serious accusations in his new book, including charges that President Trump did things to help him be reelected that could have been impeachable. But some Democrats don't want to hear it, Politico reports. "John, we begged you to testify in impeachment," said Norm Eisen,...

Report: Bolton Plans to Publish With or Without WH Approval

Tell-all memoir has been held up by White House for months

(Newser) - Former national security adviser John Bolton has apparently grown weary of waiting for the White House to approve his tell-all book about his time in the White House. Sources tell the Washington Post that Bolton plans to publish The Room Where It Happened on June 23 whether the White House...

Bolton's Book Pushed Back 2 Months Due to White House Review

Publisher pushes back release date from March 17 to May 12

(Newser) - The publisher of John Bolton’s highly anticipated memoir has pushed back the release date from March 17 to mid-May, the AP reports. Simon & Schuster cited the ongoing White House security review of the former national security adviser’s The Room Where It Happened. The new date is May...

A Bolton Predecessor Gives Him a Hard Time

Ex-national security advisers face off

(Newser) - Two former national security advisers faced off at a Vanderbilt University event Wednesday, with the Obama administration's Susan Rice taking former Trump staffer John Bolton to task for not testifying in the impeachment process against President Trump. NBC News reports that Bolton scoffed at the idea his testimony regarding...

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