Posted on 06/17/2020 at 03:06 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Trump administration’s fight against former White House adviser John Bolton’s memoir continued with a new lawsuit Tuesday.

The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir is set for release this coming Tuesday (and available for media reviews, though the New York Times reviewer wasn’t especially enamored by it).

The lawsuit, alleging the leak of classified information in its breach-of-contract lawsuit, named only Bolton and not his publisher and seeks Bolton’s proceeds from the deal, reports the New York Times.

CNN adds that the Justice Department didn’t ask for emergency action, so a legal response from Bolton and action from the judge would likely come well after the book is published.

Simon & Schuster, which is publishing The Room Where It Happened, described the lawsuit as “nothing more than the latest in a long-running series of efforts by the administration to quash publication of a book it deems unflattering to the president.”

The New York Times has a refresher on the Bolton memoir saga as well as information on new revelations from it.

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