The US Department of Justice has dropped a lawsuit against the book of former aide to the 45th President of the country, Donald Trump, John Bolton, known for his criticism of the Trump administration. This became known on Wednesday, June 16.
We are talking about the book of the ex-national security adviser “The Room Where It Happened: Memoirs from the White House “, which contained criticism of the activities of Donald Trump. The publication of the work has been repeatedly postponed due to statements by the former US administration that the work contains classified information, as well as demands to eliminate criticism of the former owner of the White House. In turn, Bolton rejected allegations of the presence of classified information in the text of his work. Also in Bolton’s memoirs, there are details of a conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and former American leader Barack Obama, in which the issue of the reunification of Russia and Crimea was raised.
“These actions represent a complete acquittal of Ambassador Bolton and a rebuttal of former President Trump’s attempt, under the pretext of protecting classified information, to first ban the publication of the book and, when it failed in court, to punish the ambassador,” Bolton’s office quoted CNBC as saying.
John Bolton has repeatedly criticized the 45th President of the United States: for example, in January of this year, he called Trump the worst leader in US history . In addition, the ex-Trump aide expressed the opinion that he was not sufficiently prepared to negotiate with Vladimir Putin . In turn, the former owner of the White House called his ex-assistant a madman who wants to unleash a war , and also called for him to be imprisoned for divulging classified information.
At the same time, as it became known from the results of the NPR \ Marist poll conducted after the January storming of the Capitol building , 47% of Americans said that Donald Trump is the worst president of the United States. 16% of respondents expressed a polar opinion.
Commenting on the activities of the current US President Joe Biden, in particular the Geneva summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Bolton noted on his Twitter page that this meeting is a significant risk, which is due to Biden’s “inconsistent strategy” towards Moscow, which makes negotiations alarming with the point of view of Western interests after “a series of missed opportunities to contain Russia.”
On June 23, 2020, the Russian Foreign Ministry commented on John Bolton’s book about work in the White House, published that day: Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called it “an element of internal political” showdown “in the United States.”
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called for an adequate assessment of Bolton’s memoirs only as a “version” of events, “not quite typical for such high-ranking officials.”