Former White House Insider Defies Trump Administration with Impending Book Release

President Trump will soon be facing off against Joe Biden in what every news agency in the country will be calling the most important election of our lifetime.   That part shouldn’t be surprising – in order to keep their ratings high, every election is the most important of our lifetime – what is surprising, however, are the lengths that some of his former acquaintances will go in order to hurt his chances at reelection.

This week it’s former national security adviser John Bolton, who is now threatening to release a tell all book with or without the White House signing off on the intelligence concerns that they’ve been reviewing for several weeks.

The White House has still not given approval for former national security advisor in the Trump Administration, John Bolton, to release his memoir, even though the book is due to be published in two weeks.

The former advisor will release his tell-all book about his time working for the administration including controversial interactions with Ukraine on 23 June, whether the White House gives him approval or not, according to the Washington Post.

Mr Bolton worked for the Trump administration from April 2018 to September 2019, and was previously a United Nations ambassador for the US, during George W Bush’s presidency.

Here’s where it gets hairy:

The White House has been battling with Mr Bolton and his publishers to change elements of the book, that reportedly includes direct conversations with the president.

Ellen Knight, a senior director of the National Security Council’s record office, wrote to Mr Bolton’s attorney earlier in the year, and said that his book “appears to contain significant amounts of classified information”.

Ms Knight wrote that the council wanted to work with him to “move forward as expeditiously as possible”, and added: “We will do our best to work with you to ensure your client’s ability to tell his story in a manner that protects US national security.”

Bolton and Trump had seemingly been at odds for much of the duration of their working together, with Bolton allegedly taking his usual “war hawk” stance on a number of subjects, while the Commander in Chief was more interested in a peaceful resolution.