The court allowed the publication of the book by a former adviser to US President Donald trump John Bolton, despite the objections of the White House, according to the decision of judge Royce Lambert in the database of court documents.
“The accused Bolton played with the national security of the United States. He left his country exposed to damage and he exposed to civil (potentially criminal) liability. But these facts do not affect the petition before the court. The government failed to establish that an injunction (against publishing the book) would prevent irreparable damage. Accordingly, this request was rejected,” the judge ruled.
The Trump administration claims that the book contains secret information, and Bolton did not coordinate the content with the authorities. Bolton says that there is no confidential information in the book, and the White House demanded that he remove unflattering statements about Trump from the book. The publisher claims that the book has already been printed and sold, although it is not available for sale, so it is not possible to suspend publication de facto. On the eve of the court hearing, several publications published lengthy passages from the book that contains sharp criticism of Trump.