Why Trump Administration’s Lawsuit Probably Won’t Stop John Bolton’s Book From Coming Out

”At the end of the day, this book is coming out,“ Duke Law School professor Stuart Benjamin told TheWrap

The Trump administration’s lawsuit — and the Department of Justice’s Wednesday night request for an emergency injunction —  against John Bolton over his upcoming book, “The Room Where It Happened,” is not likely to prevent the book from hitting shelves, according to legal experts.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, argues that Bolton — the former national security adviser to Trump — breached his contractual and fiduciary obligations by revealing classified information in the book and has moved forward with a June 23 publication date without getting a formal sign-off from the government. The Trump administration is requesting that publication be delayed, asking that Bolton be ordered to notify his publisher Simon & Schuster that he’s not authorized to disclose the information contained in his book and have the publisher “dispose” of any copies given to third parties.

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J. Clara Chan

Media and politics reporter • jclara.chan@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jclarachan