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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A federal grand jury is investigating potential disclosures of classified information in the book former national security adviser John Bolton published in June over strong objections from the Trump administration, a source familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

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This had been said to be on deck since before the book was published.

The outcome will be interesting.

While I have not followed the saga especially closely, it does seem to me as if there has been some moving of goal posts in an attempt to suppress the printing of the book.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-15 01:37 PM | Reply

Bolton knew what he signed up for.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-15 01:39 PM | Reply

Why?

Is there something in Bolton's book which is problematic for Putin?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-15 02:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

More signs of the loss of American freedom. Even freedom of speech is soon to to be gone.

What is there that they won't corrupt and destroy in the name of Trumpism?

Bolton is an ass,but he has every right to publish a book about Trump's BS.

The public can buy his book or not. It's not up to the the State to decide for us.

This authoritarian crap is getting ------- old.

Trump must have a one inch dick.

#4 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-15 03:50 PM | Reply

Isn't it, as they say, that the cat's already out of the bag...

OCU

#5 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-15 04:20 PM | Reply

Bolton knew what he signed up for.

If Bolton is indicted, it is unlikely that he will come to trial in 2020. Had Bolton played nice-nice with dems during the impeachment, a Biden admin might have gone easy on him. Since he didn't, the Biden admin will play hard ball. Biden or Trump; whoever wins will rip him a new one. Bolton is screwed.

#6 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-09-15 04:25 PM | Reply

Trumps personal attorney is doing a bang up job protecting Trumpy don't you think?

Trumpy's wish is his command.

Heck of a job Barr. Heck of a job.

Good luck on your next career keeping Trumpy out of prison come November.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-15 05:21 PM | Reply

After Bolton refused to testify during the impeachment trial, I would not be upset at all if he is ordered to forfeit any profits from the book. I hope he screws Trump over and himself with this book.

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-09-15 06:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Four comments:

1. If Tricky Dick had an AG like the Cover-Up General, he would have never had to resign. Here's hoping he goes the way of John Mitchell.

2. Is this a matter of Drumpf retroactively classifying previously unclassified information in order to punish Bolton? If so, it will have the desired chilling effect on upcoming tell-alls, and might even give them a backdoor way to go after Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe, since I'm guessing Durham isn't finding much.

3. Drumpf cannot legally classify something just to hide criminality, recall what an outrage it was that the evidence of the Ukraine shakedown ended up on the super-classified server? I can't wait until Dems have access to that server, imagine all the chargeable criminal acts they're going to find.

4. The timing seems strange, this book has long ago left the consciousness of the American electorate, and in comparison to others made hardly any news. This appears to be an obvious distraction from the forthcoming Woodward book which, before it even hits the shelves, has already been much more explosive. We hear Drumpf in his own voice confess: to a minimum of 100,000 counts of either Murder 2 or Manslaughter; to his undying love for autocrats especially Kim; that he was impressed with Kim's execution and beheading of his uncle; that he protected MBS from Congressional exposure; and we hear Drumpf declassifying top-secret nuclear arms information in real time. And that's just today, I'm sure Woodward will have even more explosive disclosures for us all the way though the book's release next week.

This investigation will send a certain number of people back to the Bolton book to see what they might have missed, but mostly I think it's a distraction. I'm surprised Dotard hasn't retroactively classified all conversations with between his sister and anybody else, so they could investigate Mary Trump for disclosing what a POS he is.

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-09-15 07:03 PM | Reply

Meh.

Couldn't happen to a nicer traitor. Both of them.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-09-16 07:45 AM | Reply

Has the mustache issued a statement on the lawsuit yet?

#11 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-09-16 07:46 AM | Reply

"4. The timing seems strange, this book has long ago left the consciousness of the American electorate, and in comparison to others made hardly any news."

Revenge is Donald Trump's middle name. He doesn't forget.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-16 11:15 AM | Reply

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