DOJ opens criminal investigation into John Bolton's book: Reports

DOJ opens criminal investigation into John Bolton's book: Reports


The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation surrounding the publication of former National Security Adviser John R. Bolton’s book, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday.

A federal grand jury has issued subpoenas as part of a probe into whether the former top Trump administration official mishandled classified documents, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported.

Mr. Bolton’s publisher Simon & Shuster and Javelin, his literary agency, have been subpoenaed for documents, the outlets said. The subpoenas reportedly seek all communications between Mr. Bolton and the two companies.

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Mr. Bolton has not been subpoenaed, the Journal reported.

A Justice Department spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment. A Simon & Schuster spokesperson also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The book, “The Room Where it Happened,” was released in June after a federal judge denied the Justice Department’s request to block its publication.

But in his 10-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth

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