The Trump Administration has been scrambling to find a way to silence John Bolton after multiple revelations regarding the Ukraine scandal have come to light in recent days. It all started when a White House official photo copied the manuscript for Bolton’s book after it was sent for review as part of a typical pre-publishing process.
So when these leaks hit media waves, Donald Trump began his typical behavior when he’s caught red-handed. Wednesday, Trump sent a letter to John Bolton’s attorney threatening them not to release the book to the public based on the fact that the White House claims the information within is confidential.
Now, Bolton’s attorney Charles Cooper said this in a letter to the National Security Council:
“We do not believe that any of the information could reasonably be considered classified. But given that Ambassador Bolton could be called to testify as early as next week, it is imperative that we have the results of your review of that chapter as soon as possible.”
NSC’s senior director for records, access and information security management Ellen Knight is the reason that Cooper released the letter to the public. Knight said this about the potentially classified information in the manuscript:
“Under federal law and the nondisclosure agreements your client signed as a condition for gaining access to classified information, the manuscript may not be published or otherwise disclosed without the deletion of this classified information.”
Cooper responded to the claims by stating that the NSC has not yet given reason for their statements about classified information. Cooper said:
“[I]t is important to note that I have received no response whatever to my urgent request for the NSC’s immediate guidance as to any concerns it may have with respect to the chapter of the manuscript dealing with Ambassador Bolton’s involvement in matters relating to Ukraine.”
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is going berserk over the accusations being made in the manuscript, even lashing out at Bolton in multiple on camera interviews, like the one below: