January 23, 2020 – The National Security Council tells Bolton his book contains ‘TOP SECRET’ information – 3 days before NYT leak

In Email/Dossier Investigations by Katie Weddington

John Bolton (Credit: Tatyana Zenkovich/Shutterstock)

“The [National Security Council] told former national security adviser John Bolton that his tell-all book contains “significant amounts of classified information,” including some which is “TOP SECRET” and could harm national security.

“Under federal law and the nondisclosure agreements your client signed, as a condition for gaining access to classified information, the manuscript may not be published or otherwise disclosed without the deletion of this classified information,” the letter continues.

Notably, the letter, sent from the National Security Council to Bolton’s attorneys, was sent three days before the manuscript mysteriously leaked to the New York Times on the eve of the Senate impeachment proceedings – sparking a debate over calling Bolton as a witness in the trial.

 

A fact-checker for the Washington Post has already suggested the NSC is lying.

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