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Trump fury: Controversial book on US President given go ahead to be published
June 21, 2020
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The book in question is called: ‘The Room Where It Happened’ and the White House has reportedly been trying to block the release of the book as well as retrieve any copies already out in the public. However, this is a harder task than they thought as it’s believed around 200,000 copies have been printed and handed out. The media has spent the last few days reporting on the contents of the book, with many stories making President Trump look ‘stupid’.
Roy Lamberth, who is a US district judge, is the one that allowed the full publication to go ahead.
He previously warned that: “the horse seems to be out of the barn.”
Furthermore, pointing out that books had been sent out “all over the country”.
Donald Trump on hearing the news took to Twitter and expressed his anger by saying:”Wow, I finally agree with failed political consultant Steve Schmidt, who called Wacko John Bolton “a despicable man who failed in his duty to protect America.”
The President added that he should never be allowed to serve in government again.
“So true! Plain and simple, John Bolton, who was all washed up until I brought him back and gave him a chance, broke the law by releasing Classified Information (in massive amounts). He must pay a very big price for this, as others have before him. This should never to happen again!!!”
He went on: “Bolton broke the law and has been called out and rebuked for so doing, with a really big price to pay. He likes dropping bombs on people and killing them. Now he will have bombs dropped on him!”
There have been a number of claims in the book that make Donald Trump out to be stupid such as there were reports the President wasn’t aware Britain was a nuclear power.
Moreover, it is reported that President Trump asked the Finish President if Finland was part of Russia.
And finally, the rumour that Donald Trump sought help from the Chinese government in order to ensure he wins the election in November this year.
President Trump fired John Bolton from his role 17 months into the White House job.
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Speaking to Fox News earlier this week, Mr Trump told them that his ex-security advisor had broken the law by publishing the book.
He has also accused Mr Bolton of only publishing the book as a means to get back at the President for firing him.
David Morrell, the justice department lawyer, said in court that Mr Bolton had made a mistake by not ensuring that the information was completely authentic and classified.
Mr Morrell said: “He has flung the barnyard doors open. He has let the horses out, and now he looks at us collectively and says, ‘What are you going to do about it?’
“Deterrence matters because there’s a massive government interest in ensuring that these agreements aren’t breached by a disgruntled author.”
The lawyer added that Mr Bolton should not be capitalising on publishing details from his time in office when it was contractual not disclose any information.
However, Mr Bolton’s lawyer merely passed it off as the White House attempting to censor people from making unflattering remarks about Donald Trump.
In court papers, they wrote: “If the First Amendment stands for anything, it is that the government does not have the power to clasp its hand over the mouth of a citizen attempting to speak on a matter of great public import.”
The court heard that Mr Bolton had been told on 27 April by the official responsible for overseeing the National Security Council’s pre-publication process that no classified material had been found in the manuscript.
Another White House official had done an additional review, however, and disagreed.