Government Lawsuit Over John Bolton’s Memoir May Proceed, Judge Rules

The Justice Department is seeking to seize a $2 million advance because President Trump’s former top aide published the book, which criticizes Mr. Trump, without written permission.

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In Book Fight, Lawyers Clash on Whether to Fault Bolton or White House

A judge made no ruling at a hearing shadowed by a career official’s claims that Trump aides politicized the prepublication review process.

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Judge Rejects Trump Request for Order Blocking Bolton’s Memoir

But the judge also sharply criticized the former national security adviser, suggesting his $2 million book advance may be in jeopardy.

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Judge Weighs Administration Request to Order Bolton to Try to Pull Back Book

A lawyer for President Trump’s former national security adviser called the request “theater,” portraying it as legally and practically impossible.

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