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John Bolton Can Move Forward With Discovery in Book Lawsuit

  • Judge says needs certainty that government has ‘clean hands’
  • U.S. claims Bolton violated nondisclosure agreements with book
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Former national security advisor John Bolton can seek documents and interview witnesses as he fights a government lawsuit claiming the publication of his memoir violated nondisclosure agreements, a federal judge in Washington ruled.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth on Thursday rejected the government’s request for an immediate judgment, and said Bolton can try to collect evidence that the Trump administration acted in bad faith during the pre-publication review of his book, “The Room Where it Happened.”