US sues ex-Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication

US sues ex-Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication

The US on Tuesday sued President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton to stop the publication of his upcoming book about his time in the White House.

The civil lawsuit came one day after U.S. President Donald Trump said Bolton would be breaking the law if the book were published.

The White House National Security Council (NSC) “has determined that the manuscript in its present form contains certain passages – some up to several paragraphs in length – that contain classified national security information,” the lawsuit said.

Publication of the book “would cause irreparable harm, because the disclosure of instances of classified information in the manuscript reasonably could be expected to cause serious damage, or exceptionally grave damage, to the national security of the United States,” according to the lawsuit.

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