Justice Department drops lawsuit, investigation over John Bolton memoir

By Daniel Uria | UPI |

The Justice Department on Wednesday dropped a lawsuit and investigation initiated by the Trump administration over former national security adviser John Bolton’s memoir. File Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI | License Photo

June 16 (UPI) — The Justice Department on Wednesday dropped a lawsuit and criminal investigation involving former national security adviser John Bolton’s book about his time in the Trump administration.

The department dismissed the lawsuit launched by the previous administration which sought royalties for Bolton’s memoir The Room Where It Happened for publishing it without the full approval of the Trump administration.

A criminal investigation into whether the book disclosed classified information was also dropped by the department, Politico reported.

The decision comes one year after the Trump Justice Department sued to block the book’s release saying it was “rife with classified information” and releasing it would be a breach of his employment with the White House.

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