Grand Jury Issued Criminal Subpoenas In Connection With John Bolton Book

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Copies of The Room Where it Happened, a memoir by former national security adviser John Bolton, are seen at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Glendale, Calif., in June.

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A source told NPR the subpoenas have been issued to Simon & Schuster, Bolton’s publisher, and Javelin, his literary agency. The criminal probe was first reported by The New York Times.

Bolton’s attorney, Charles Cooper, has accused the government of slow-walking the review of the book before it was published. In a statement to NPR on Tuesday, Cooper said Bolton denies any wrongdoing.

«We are aware of reports that grand jury subpoenas have been issued seeking information concerning the publication of Ambassador Bolton’s recent book. Ambassador Bolton emphatically rejects any claim that he acted improperly, let alone criminally, in connection with the publication of his book, and he will cooperate fully, as he has throughout, with any official inquiry into his conduct,» the statement said.

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Word of the grand jury subpoenas comes as the administration reels from yet another book about the Trump White House. This time, it’s longtime Washington Post editor Bob Woodward, whose account of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and a crisis with North Korea is garnering nonstop news coverage. Simon & Schuster also published Woodward’s book.


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