Chris Delmas / AFP via Getty ImagesThis photo taken on June 23, 2020, in Glendale, California, shows a woman reading John Bolton’s book, “The Room Where it Happened,” on the day of its release in Los Angeles. (Chris Delmas / AFP via Getty Images)
By Chuck Ross
Published September 15, 2020 at 9:05am
The Justice Department is investigating whether former national security adviser John Bolton illegally disclosed classified information in his book about his tenure in the White House, according to reports.
Federal prosecutors issued grand jury subpoenas to Bolton’s publisher and his book agent, according to The Wall Street Journal.
According to The Journal, federal prosecutors subpoenaed publishers Simon & Schuster and Javelin for all communications with Bolton.
Bolton, who left the White House in September 2019, is highly critical of President Donald Trump in his memoir, “The Room Where It Happened.”
The Justice Department sued to stop publication of the book earlier