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June 19, 2020 5:52 p.m.

Trump’s Long-Shot Effort To Block Bolton’s Book

  • Key details from Former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s long-awaited book began to surface this week, after major newspapers got ahold of the tell-all before its official release next week.
  • Bolton, who refused to testify in the impeachment inquiry, details a number of occasions where President Trump apparently abused his office for political gain.
  • Trump, not surprisingly, is unhappy with the book, and tried to argue on Monday that any conversation with him is “highly classified.”
  • The DOJ filed suit on Tuesday to attempt to block the book’s release. Later in the week, the Trump administration escalated its legal battle against the book.
  • At a hearing in the case on Friday, the DOJ’s long-shot effort to block the book appeared to be on the ropes. But Bolton’s problems may not be over.
  • Catch up on every twist and turn in the hearing by reading our live coverage here.

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