DOJ Opens Criminal Investigation into John Bolton’s Book

The Justice Department is investigating whether former National Security Adviser John Bolton illegally disclosed classified information in his book about his tenure in the White House, according to reports.

Federal prosecutors issued grand jury subpoenas to Bolton’s publisher and his book agent, according to The Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

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Kerry Roberts and Clint Brewer Weigh in on John Bolton’s Gripe with Trump and Question the Loyalty of Previous Administration Picks

Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy and state Senator Kerry Roberts welcomed public affairs strategist Clint Brewer to the studio.

During the third hour, Roberts and Brewer gave their take on John Bolton’s new book and discussed his discontent with the way that Trump would “wing” decision making. They both agreed that Trump has had a pattern of hiring and firing but added that he’s been unable to establish any loyalty from many of his key administration.

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Judge: Book May Proceed Despite Bolton’s Gambling with U.S. National Security

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 decision from U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth is a victory for Bolton in a court case that involved core First Amendment and national security concerns. But the judge also made clear his concerns that Bolton had “gambled with the national security of the United States” by taking it upon himself to publish his memoir without formal clearance from a White House that says it was still reviewing it for classified information.

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Commentary: Bolton’s Alleged Assertions of President Trump’s ‘Preferences’ Are No Grounds for Impeachment

US Pres. Trump and Ukrainian Pres. Zelensky... and John Bolton

“President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton.”

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Trump’s Security Chief Bolton Vows to Squeeze Iran

  President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton vowed Tuesday to “squeeze” Iran “until the pips squeak,” a week after a tough new round of sanctions came into force. Trump has dramatically increased pressure on Tehran, withdrawing from an international agreement aimed at ending its nuclear program and introducing…

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Security Adviser Bolton Vows Tougher Approach to China

Reuters   National security adviser John Bolton has vowed to further intensify the Trump administration’s tough approach to China, saying Beijing’s “behavior needs to be adjusted in the trade area, in the international, military and political areas.” Speaking in a radio interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show recorded Thursday and…

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John Bolton: GOP Hawks Should ‘Trash the Democrats’ for a Change

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton ripped GOP hawks for “trashing” President Donald Trump at every opportunity, urging them to consider “trashing” the “hypocritical” Democrats for a change, during an interview Monday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Bolton, who served in former President George W. Bush’s administration,…

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Report: White House Officials Want John Bolton to Replace Flynn

Senior White House officials and members of the National Security Council are pushing to have former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton replace Gen. Michael Flynn as US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, the Washington Fee Beacon reported. A number of different sources told the Beacon of the…

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REPORT: John Bolton on the Short List for National Security Advisor

Former Amb. John Bolton is back in the running to replace former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, The Wall Street Journal reports. The remaining final candidates for the position also include Retired Lt. Gen Keith Kellogg and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus was said to…

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