Barr able to put his stamp on executive power as Trump's AG
They ask Attorney General William Barr about elder fraud. Democrats have suggested he should be impeached and are holding hearings into what they say is the politicization of the Justice Department under his watch. Then, when Bush was elected, Barr joined the Justice Department first as assistant attorney general of the Office of Legal Counsel, then as deputy attorney general, and finally as attorney general. The actions have resulted in open letters signed by thousands of Justice Department alumni who have demanded Barrs resignation. He points to the Justice Department inspector generals report that found flaws in how the FBIs Russia investigation was conducted.
Judge weighs US bid to stop release of John Bolton's book
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, former national security adviser John Bolton gestures while speakings at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth did not immediately rule, saying he wants to review additional information in a case that raises core First Amendment and national security concerns. Boltons lawyers argued that he had labored painstakingly for months with the White House to address concerns over classified information. Boltons lawyers have argued that the White House assertions of classified material are a pretext to censor him over a book the administration simply finds unflattering. Trump on Thursday called the book a compilation of lies and made up stories intended to make him look bad.
Trump administration sues to delay release of Bolton book
WASHINGTON The Trump administration has sued former national security adviser John Bolton to delay the publication of a book that the White House says contains classified information and that is expected to paint an unfavorable portrait of the president's foreign policy decision-making. The complaint is the latest salvo in a contentious relationship between Trump and the hawkish Bolton, who was abruptly forced from the White House last September after repeated disagreements on national security matters. He has accused the White House of using national security information as a pretext to censor Bolton. Boltons book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, was supposed to be released in March. As usual, the governments threats have nothing to do with safeguarding national security, and everything to do with avoiding scandal and embarrassment," Wizner said.
Trump administration sues to block release of Bolton book
WASHINGTON The Trump administration sued former national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday to block the publication of a book that the White House says contains classified information. The suit in Washington's federal court follows warnings from President Donald Trump that Bolton could face a criminal problem" if he doesn't halt plans to publish the book. The administration has also said the former adviser did not complete a pre-publication review to ensure that the manuscript did not contain classified material. Boltons attorney, Chuck Cooper, has said Bolton worked for months with classification specialists to avoid releasing classified material. He has accused the White House of using national security information as a pretext to censor Bolton.
Trump: Former adviser Bolton faces charges if book released
Trump said it would be up to Attorney General William Barr to issue any charges, but hinted that the matter would end up in court. They're in court or they'll soon be in court," Trump said about the book, set to be released early next week. The president accused Bolton of not completing a pre-publication review to make sure the book does not contain classified material. Bolton's book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, was supposed to be released in March. In a March 27 letter, Knight thanked Bolton for his efforts to address the classification issues, but said additional edits were required to ensure national security information was protected.