It is reported that, according to the Ministry, the disclosure of this information may threaten national security.
The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the alleged disclosure of classified information in a book by a former adviser to President Donald Trump John Bolton, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
We have not yet been able to get confirmation of this information. A spokesman for the Department of Justice and publisher Simon & Schuster declined to comment.
According to the publication, Federal prosecutors on Monday sent subpoenas to the Javelin literary Agency and Simon & Schuster publishing house, which published Bolton’s book about his work in the White House.
The subpoenas request all information about contacts with Bolton, the newspaper reports, citing anonymous sources. Bolton himself did not receive a summons.
A Javelin representative and Bolton’s lawyer have not yet been contacted.
The administration has previously sought an injunction against the publication of the book, which contains harsh criticism of Trump. The Justice Department claimed that the book contained classified information, the disclosure of which could threaten national security.