Former US national security adviser John Bolton will release his book about working in this post on June 23, without even receiving official permission from the White House, the Washington Post reports, citing informed sources.
Bolton’s book of memoirs The Room Where It Happened: a White House Memoir was due out in March, then publisher Simon & Schuster announced the postponement of publication on May 12. This is because a draft of the book was sent to the White House for the traditional checks on the content of classified information.
According to the publication, official permission for publication has not yet been received, but Bolton intends to print the book on June 23 in any case. It is reported that he has planned a series of interviews with TV channels to promote his memoirs, and on the weekend preceding the publication date; he will go on a press tour for the same purpose.
Earlier it was reported that the Director of information security at the White House, Ellen Knight, wrote a letter to Bolton’s lawyers, in which she noted that the unpublished book has “a significant amount of classified information.” Bolton himself believes that he has already removed the places that raise questions from the memoirs, the publication writes.
The newspaper previously reported that Trump declared his intention to prevent the publication of the book of his former national security adviser, whom he considers a “traitor.”
Bolton served as national security adviser from April 2018 to September 2019. The 592-page book is expected to describe President Trump’s decision-making process on some international policy issues, including Ukraine, Venezuela, North Korea, and Iran.