Donald Trump is attempting to stop former National Security Adviser John Bolton from releasing his new book that could potentially include damaging evidence against the president.
On Wednesday, the White House National Security counsel sent out a letter to Bolton’s lawyers claiming that the book cannot be published because it appeared to contain “significant amounts of classified information.”
In response, Bolton’s lawyer disputed it, saying that there is nothing in the book falls under that strict classification.
“We do not believe any of that information could reasonably be considered classified,” lawyer Chuck Cooper wrote. The word “reasonably” is likely to become the key point.
NEW: Bolton's lawyer, Charles Cooper, responded to WH letter last Friday, Jan. 24, via email (below): "We do not believe any of that information could reasonably be considered classified." pic.twitter.com/6QtVImOBKb
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) January 29, 2020