John Bolton, former national security adviser to Donald Trump has written a book about his 17 months of working with Mr Trump, until he was fired in September 2019.
Donald Trump claims it is full of lies, and half truths, and that it contains sensitive material that could jeopardise national security.
A US judge has confirmed this when he stated that reviewing some passages from the book by Mr Bolton, that it has persuaded him that the book “likely jeopardised national security through publication.”
The DC district court judge said Mr Bolton appeared to have failed to obtain written White House agreement that his memoir contained nothing classified, and stated that “Bolton’s unilateral conduct raises grave national security concerns”.
The book has already been widely shipped to stores. It is now impossible to stop publication of its content.
Donald Trump and Finland.
John Bolton, in his book, says that Donald Trump thought that Finland was still part of Russia.
However, in April 1992, Donald Trump, whilst a real estate investor, visited Finland to explore a potential business deal. It does seem unlikely that he really thought it was still part of Russia.
Finland obtained independence from Russia in 1917. Could Trump have been referring to that in some context, when something was mentioned.
John Bolton’s Book
The book is Mr Bolton’s portrait of his 17 months of working with Mr Trump, until he was fired in September 2019.
Why did Trump fire Bolton?
One news article said: “Trump never liked Bolton’s mustache.” There might have been more to it than that.. www.pbs.org.
Is John Bolton actually spreading a number of lies, fully-spun half-truths and outright falsehoods, in his book “The Room Where It Happened“.
The Room Where It Happened, by Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton.
As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves.
The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. What Bolton saw astonished him: a President for whom getting reelected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation. “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by reelection calculations,” he writes. In fact, he argues that the House committed impeachment malpractice by keeping their prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine when Trump’s Ukraine-like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy-and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the Administration to raise alarms about them.
He shows a President addicted to chaos, who embraced our enemies and spurned our friends, and was deeply suspicious of his own government. In Bolton’s telling, all this helped put Trump on the bizarre road to impeachment. “The differences between this presidency and previous ones I had served were stunning,” writes Bolton, who worked for Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43. He discovered a President who thought foreign policy is like closing a real estate deal-about personal relationships, made-for-TV showmanship, and advancing his own interests. As a result, the US lost an opportunity to confront its deepening threats, and in cases like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea ended up in a more vulnerable place.
Bolton’s account starts with his long march to the West Wing as Trump and others woo him for the National Security job. The minute he lands, he has to deal with Syria’s chemical attack on the city of Douma, and the crises after that never stop. As he writes in the opening pages, “If you don’t like turmoil, uncertainty, and risk-all the while being constantly overwhelmed with information, decisions to be made, and sheer amount of work-and enlivened by international and domestic personality and ego conflicts beyond description, try something else.”
The turmoil, conflicts, and egos are all there-from the upheaval in Venezuela, to the erratic and manipulative moves of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, to the showdowns at the G7 summits, the calculated warmongering by Iran, the crazy plan to bring the Taliban to Camp David, and the placating of an authoritarian China that ultimately exposed the world to its lethal lies. But this seasoned public servant also has a great eye for the Washington inside game, and his story is full of wit and wry humor about how he saw it played.
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