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Bolton’s book

Bolton’s book

The US government is suing former national security adviser John Bolton. Details about Bolton’s tell-all White House memoir started to come out right after we taped this episode, but let’s focus on the big issues here: the president is using the US Department of Justice to stop a former government official from talking about him. The suit says John Bolton breached both his obligation not to disclose classified information and his obligations under a non-disclosure agreement he signed when he took the job at the White House. President Trump says any conversation he has with people is classified — that’s not true, but it does reflect the expansive view he has of his ability to suppress public comments of his former employees.

Duration: 38 min

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