President Donald Trump is not only suing former National Security Adviser John Bolton in a desperate effort to stop his book from being published, but he also wants him imprisoned for writing it.
Bolton’s bombshell book includes important testimony regarding Trump’s misconduct in office, including his Ukraine extortion scandal that resulted in his impeachment earlier this year. But it also revealed that Trump asked China to help him win re-election in 2020.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as the book contains Trump’s incompetence in dealing with Iran and North Korea.
It’s a valuable look at Trump’s behavior and actions in the White House that shine a light on his corruption. And none of it is classified information either no matter how much Trump insists as much.
But that’s the argument Trump is using in court to block publication of the book, which is expected to be highly sought after by Americans eager to read the truth about Trump’s presidency as told be a staunch conservative like Bolton.
In addition, Trump wants Bolton put in prison just for writing about him.
According to The Daily Beast:
In recent days, President Donald Trump has casually asked administration officials and close advisers if John Bolton—his former national security adviser who is releasing a new, tell-all book about working in the Trump administration—is prison-bound, three sources with knowledge of his private inquiries tell The Daily Beast. ‘Do you think he’s going to go to jail for this?’ Trump said, according to one of the people who’ve heard him ask this.
Bolton’s book even backs up this report because it describes Trump’s desire to jail journalists and others who write critical books about him.
“For years the White House has aggressively sought to expose and hold accountable administration officials who, loyalists believe, have leaked to the press in an effort to advance their own agenda or make the president look bad,” the report continued. “There’s perhaps no better explanation or characterization of the president’s thinking on leakers than the one scribbled on the pages of Bolton’s book. Bolton writes that during a meeting last summer in New Jersey, Trump called journalists ‘scumbags’ and said they should be arrested, jailed, and forced to reveal their sources.”
Clearly, Trump is trying to scare other administration officials from writing damning books about his presidency unless they are pure propaganda tomes designed to exalt him.
Nothing Bolton has written is classified information, and a man as experienced in government like Bolton would not make that error. Trump just knows this book is damning because it tells the truth about him. And now he’s trying to violate Bolton’s right to free speech by blocking the book and wants to punish him with prison. Of course, once Trump is out of office, he’ll be the one being prosecuted and sent to prison for committing real crimes.
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