The Department of Justice has dropped their criminal probe into the allegations that former Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book contained classified information. DOJ also dropped a civil lawsuit for Bolton’s book “The Room Where It Happened.”
“We are very pleased that the Department of Justice has dismissed with prejudice its civil lawsuit against Ambassador Bolton and has terminated grand jury proceedings,” Bolton’s lead attorney Charles Cooper said in a statement. “We argued from the outset that neither action was justifiable, because they were initiated only as a result of President Trump’s politically motivated order to prevent publication of the Ambassador’s book before the 2020 election.”
“These actions represent a complete vindication for Ambassador Bolton, and a repudiation of former President Trump’s attempt, under the pretext of protecting classified information, first to suppress the book’s publication and when that failed in court, to penalize the Ambassador,” Bolton spokeswoman Sarah Tinsley said in a statement.