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AG William Barr Says John Bolton May Have To Forfeit Book Proceeds To Govt

The degree of John Bolton's potential legal liabilities regarding his new book will depend on whether he completes government review.


Hell hath no fury like…

The US government taking all your book royalties.

But that's exactly what might happen to John Bolton if he doesn't complete a government review of his new book, "The Room Where It Happened," before publishing. 

In an exclusive interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo, AG William Barr had this to say:


FOX NEWS HOST MARIA BARTIROMO: What about John Bolton, the DOJ’s breach-of-contract suit against the former national security adviser?

Is it too late now to push back?

ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR: I don’t think it’s too late, because what we’re asking is for him to complete the process before the book is published, complete the process of taking out classified material.

And, in our view, there remains – there remains very highly classified material in the book still. And we would like him to address that. And so, under the law, we are bringing a civil action to enforce his agreement that he would do that before publishing.

The remedy, if he doesn’t complete it, is that he forfeits any money from that book to the government."



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