Posted on June 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Readers are flocking to order John Bolton’s memoir, against reviewers’ recommendations and against the Trump administration’s wishes.

The Justice Department filed an emergency order yesterday seeking to block the publication of The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, a day after the Trump administration filed a lawsuit over the book.

Media outlets have been printing excerpts of the memoir — and offering mostly critical reviews of it, raising issue with Bolton’s writing style and motivations for only complaining about Donald Trump now, reports the Guardian.

That said, The Room Where It Happened is on top of the Amazon bestseller charts, just ahead of another not-yet-published tell-all about Trump: his niece Mary’s book, Too Much and Never Enough.

Bolton’s publisher called the latest legal action “a frivolous, politically motivated exercise in futility. Hundreds of thousands of copies have already been distributed around the country and the world. The injunction as requested by the government would accomplish nothing.”

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