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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:40 PM

White House has issued formal threat to Bolton to keep him from publishing book

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The White House has issued a formal threat to former national security adviser John Bolton to keep him from publishing his book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir," sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

The White House had no comment. Neither Bolton nor a spokesman for the publisher, Simon & Schuster, responded to a request for comment.
The letter comes in the midst of President Donald Trump attacking Bolton on Twitter, and Bolton's lawyer accusing the White House of corrupting the vetting process for Bolton's book by sharing the contents of the book with those outside the National Security Council's Records Management Division.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/politics/donald-trump-john-bolton-white-house-book/index.html

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Reply White House has issued formal threat to Bolton to keep him from publishing book (Original post)
yaesu Jan 29 OP
C_U_L8R Jan 29 #1
dchill Jan 29 #2
sinkingfeeling Jan 29 #3
yaesu Jan 29 #4
Dennis Donovan Jan 29 #5
yaesu Jan 29 #6
OneCrazyDiamond Jan 29 #7
iluvtennis Jan 29 #8
Dennis Donovan Jan 29 #9
onetexan Jan 29 #12
calimary Jan 29 #16
AtheistCrusader Jan 29 #18
calimary Jan 29 #28
iluvtennis Jan 29 #31
AtheistCrusader Jan 29 #17
wishstar Jan 29 #26
MadLinguist Jan 29 #10
beachbumbob Jan 29 #11
YOHABLO Jan 29 #13
OMGWTF Jan 29 #22
YOHABLO Jan 29 #23
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 29 #14
YOHABLO Jan 29 #24
JohnnyRingo Jan 29 #30
DBoon Jan 29 #15
Thekaspervote Jan 29 #19
denem Jan 29 #20
Cousin Dupree Jan 29 #21
riversedge Jan 30 #34
PJMcK Jan 29 #25
calimary Jan 29 #29
lark Jan 29 #27
Progressive Jones Jan 29 #32
TheFourthMind Jan 29 #33

Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:45 PM

1. But Trump just said it was fiction.

Oh they’re so confused.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:45 PM

2. A threat wearing a tuxedo?

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:58 PM

3. The CNN story doesn't cite the letter nor threat.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:07 PM

4. I believe tRump is refusing his books publication due to sensitive material, Bolton wants to testify

which would place that sensitive material into public record thus negating the sensitive material claim and freeing the book to be published.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:07 PM

5. Here's the letter:

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:15 PM

6. 👍👍👍

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:41 PM

7. Executive Order 13526

Something that agent orange liked that Former President Obama did.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:42 PM

8. Sorry, I don't beleive that John Bolton would put classified information in his manuscript. Trump

admin is LYING.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 01:53 PM

9. Yup - Bolton knows better than to do so. This is a transparent hail-mary attempt to stop the book

...but it's waaayyy too late.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:26 PM

12. yup, as with everything else they're claiming classified info, national security and exec privilege

as coverup tools.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:48 PM

16. Frankly, when is the trump admin NOT lying?

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Response to calimary (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:49 PM

18. One assumes they sleep, sometimes. So when they are unconscious.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:03 PM

28. Unless he talks in his sleep. Probably lies there, too.

Maybe mumbles out the name of some former (or present) backstage girl - which would help explain why Melania doesn't live in the White House as has been reported.

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Response to calimary (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 06:25 PM

31. LOL :-) nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:49 PM

17. See, you used the word 'the' and 'and' and 'also', so we're going to have to classify the whole book

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:40 PM

26. I knew WH would try to shut him up. Bet Bolton had heads up and approved leak of book details.

Bolton associates undoubtedly coordinated the leaks to NY Times knowing this would happen and they had to leak info before a formal letter was issued.

I had been thinking that it would be ridiculously unfair for Hunter Biden to testify only for WH to totally block Bolton if he was subpoened

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:15 PM

10. hilarious! The letter was dated January 23, 2020

which pretty well lines up with obstruction charges, since the (mal-)administration had possession of the manuscript for at least 3 weeks prior to that, and the 23rd coincides with the outpouring of new information, fueling calls for witnesses.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:24 PM

11. whitehouse had copies made and distributed, so its NO Nation Security issue can be argued

its laughable.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:34 PM

13. Just another of the multiple cover-ups and obstructions of this admin.

 

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:31 PM

22. Add it to the miles-long list of impeachable offenses.

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:34 PM

23. absolutely !

 

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:36 PM

14. Trump is shitting bricks

He'll need to flush his toilet more than 15 times.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:35 PM

24. Nah, he's perpetually constipated. Can't you read that in his face?

 

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:16 PM

30. Comment Of The Day

Still laughing

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:43 PM

15. Someone innocent would never do this

Trump is guilty as hell

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:02 PM

19. So dotard read book??!!

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:07 PM

20. LOL - He didn't like the illustrations

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:22 PM

21. No. One of his aides read it to trump after they diapered him and put him to bed.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 08:32 AM

34. oh, nasty. a good nasty.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:37 PM

25. Watch what happens now

Simon & Schuster should go ahead and publish Bolton's book. Let the Trump administration try to bring a lawsuit against the publisher. Trump won't do it because he can't win in court. His claims of national security will not hold up.

Something about the Pentagon Papers is tingling in the back of my memory...

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:11 PM

29. I would hope that would spur the prickly Bolton to want to talk even more.

Especially if he wants to clear any doubt that he's got a new book full of classified information he's supposedly spilling the beans about.

Nicolle Wallace made a very good point about this. John Bolton has written SIX books. All vetted and pronounced clean and clear for publishing. She said Bolton knows better than to blab classified info when he's writing a book. Besides, as the old saying points out: "this ain't his first rodeo."

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:40 PM

27. I 100% knew this would happen.

People were saying, how can he (drumpf) do that and the answer is he will try anything and the Justice Dept. will back him up because Barr thinks drumpf is functionally a king. Of course drumpf is going to classify as top secret his & his co-conspirators treason & criminality. Since drumpf is such an asshole & always leaks like a sieve, there are numerous people with copies of the manuscript and they could just release them. Someone who has them is leaking already, so wouldn't they leak it all? I think that would be perfect because the truth gets out and stache doesn't profit.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 06:57 PM

32. I'd publish it anyway. nt

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 09:31 PM

33. Trump throws hissy fit after finishing picture book version of Bolton's manuscript.

Took him two days to finish it. The "read" was perfect.

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