Trump sics his attack dog flunkies onto John Bolton

The Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the possibility that former national security adviser John Bolton “unlawfully disclosed classified information” in a memoir he published earlier this year, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Citing conversations with three people familiar with the matter, the Times said DOJ “has convened a grand jury, which issued a subpoena for communications records from Simon & Schuster, the publisher” of Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened,” which was released in June…

Bolton, who served for a time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, has said he has complied with all of the revisions requested by the White House.

Someone on staff, no doubt, read the 2-paragraph condensed version to the Fake President.

9 thoughts on “Trump sics his attack dog flunkies onto John Bolton

    • Law & Oder says:

      “DOJ sues Melania Trump’s former adviser for disclosures in her tell-all book” https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/13/melania-trump-book-doj-lawsuit-429240
      “This is a complete abuse of the Justice Department’s finite resources to bring a personal lawsuit on behalf of the First Lady against a former advisor,” said Brad Moss, a national security attorney. “The case law has been expressly clear for decades that former officials cannot be contractually censored for anything other than classified information, and no amount of legal hairsplitting over Wolkoff’s ‘status’ as a volunteer is going to change that.”
      The lawsuit is the latest move by the Justice Department to intervene in disputes between the Trumps and their former aides, such as ex-national security adviser John Bolton, who is fighting a lawsuit that claims he disclosed classified information in his explosive tell-all, “The Room Where it Happened.”
      The 16-page lawsuit includes a demand that a federal judge divert all proceeds from the sale of Winston Wolkoff’s book to the federal government, a consequence of her alleged “breach of contract.” https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000175-2397-d8fa-a177-efbfbf050000
      An analysis by USA Today published in June 2016 found that over the previous three decades, Donald Trump and his businesses have been involved in 3,500 legal cases in U.S. federal courts and state court, an unprecedented number for a U.S. presidential candidate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_affairs_of_Donald_Trump

  1. Reichstagsbrandverordnung says:

    “Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors in a call last week that they should consider charging rioters and others who committed violent crimes at protests in recent months with sedition, according to two people familiar with the call.
    The highly unusual suggestion to charge people with insurrection against lawful authority alarmed some on the call, which included U.S. attorneys around the country, said the people, who spoke on the condition they not be named describing Barr’s comments because they feared retribution.
    The attorney general has also asked prosecutors in the Justice Department’s civil rights division to explore whether they could bring criminal charges against Mayor Jenny Durkan of Seattle for allowing some residents to establish a police-free protest zone near the city’s downtown for weeks this summer, according to two people briefed on those discussions.
    A Justice Department representatives did not respond to requests for comment. The Wall Street Journal first reported Barr’s remarks about sedition.
    The disclosures came as Barr directly inserted himself into the presidential race in recent days to warn that the United States would be on the brink of destruction if the president was not reelected. He told a Chicago Tribune columnist that the nation could find itself “irrevocably committed to the socialist path” if Trump lost and that the country faced “a clear fork in the road.” https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-barr-sedition-charges-protest-violence-20200917-gjqq26mpdzd65pcf3jwie4ojba-story.html
    The federal law against seditious conspiracy can be found in Title 18 of the U.S. Code (which includes treason, rebellion, and similar offenses), specifically 18 U.S.C. § 2384.
    https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/sedition.html

  2. What the devil? says:

    Barr Blasts His Own Prosecutors: ‘All Power Is Vested In The Attorney General’ https://www.npr.org/2020/09/17/913891515/in-fiery-speech-barr-assails-his-own-prosecutors-for-political-headhunting “…in arguing for more “detachment” from his prosecutors, Barr referenced lines from C.S. Lewis, who frequently wrote about religious themes: “‘It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies,'” Barr said. “‘The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth.'”
    Note: “William Barr Is Neck-Deep in Extremist Catholic Institutions : His troubles don’t only involve his obeisance to Donald Trump. He’s a paranoid right-wing Catholic ideologue who won’t respect the separation of church and state.” https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/william-barr-notre-dame-secularism/

  3. Scream or not, it doesn't matter says:

    “Let our enemies know that anyone who attempts to raise a hand against the will of our people, against the will of the party of Lenin and Stalin, will be mercilessly crushed and destroyed.” Lavrentiy Beria (1899~1953)

  4. 4therecord says:

    “By repeating false and misleading statements about the potential for voter fraud and post-election violence, Attorney General William Barr has stepped out of his role as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer and marred the 2020 elections. This parroting of President Donald Trump’s unsupported rhetoric is irresponsible and dangerous, turning the job of the Department of Justice as the protector of voting rights on its head.
    This sowing of doubt in the integrity of our elections could be even worse than Barr’s other recent comments comparing prosecutors to children, equating Covid-19 health restrictions to slavery and suggesting that some political protesters should be charged with “sedition.”
    (Beginning of a statement of opinion by Richard L. Hasen, former DOJ lawyer and Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine School of Law, also author of “Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy.”) https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/17/opinions/us-election-2020-william-barr-undermining-hasen/index.html

  5. G-Man says:

    After nearly 40 years of working for the Department of Justice (DOJ), Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip Halpern says he is “fleeing” the department over Attorney General William Barr’s “slavish obedience to Donald Trump’s will.” https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/521254-doj-veteran-says-hes-quitting-over-barrs-slavish-obedience-to-trump
    In an op-ed published Wednesday in The San Diego Union-Tribune, Halpern, who said he’s served under 19 attorneys general and six presidents, called Barr’s “resentment toward rule-of-law prosecutors,” and flagrant efforts to assist President Trump’s allies dangerous for the department. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/story/2020-10-14/william-barr-department-of-justice-doj

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