The hawkish former national security advisor, who leaked excerpts from his unpublished memoir during the impeachment trial against the president, left the White House in disgrace in September after clashing with Donald Trump on various aspects of the administration’s foreign policy.
President Trump has told members of his staff that he wants John Bolton’s upcoming book ‘The Room Where It Happened’ withheld from publication until after he leaves the White House, The Washington Post has reported, citing two sources said to be familiar with the issue.
Bolton, who received a $2 million book deal with Simon and Schuster just weeks after being dismissed, plans to release his 528-page tell-all book on March 17.
According to WaPo’s sources, Trump has been obsessed with the book, asking for updates on its status and calling Bolton a “traitor” for his leaking activities.
Bolton leaked excerpts from his book during the Democrats’ failed attempt to remove the president from office, endorsing the central allegation made by Democratic lawmakers accusing Trump of withhold military aid to Ukraine in a bid to pressure Kiev into restarting a corruption investigation into the Biden family over its alleged shady dealings in the Eastern European country.
Trump vigorously denied Bolton’s claims, saying he “never told” the national security advisor anything of the kind, and claiming Bolton was just trying “to sell…