November 27, 2020

Legal experts say Bolton could face criminal charges, prison over book publication

Former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton gained a temporary win on Saturday, when a Federal Judge rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to block the release of Bolton’s memoir about his time in the administration.

However, though Democrat celebrated the ruling, the judge slammed Bolton’s brazen violation of his non-disclosure agreement and said Bolton has opened himself up to criminal charges. Numerous legal experts agree that the Trump administration could prosecute and even imprison Bolton due to his betrayal of the American people.

Just The News reported:

Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said Saturday that Bolton’s possible publication of classified materials could lead to a prison sentence.

“According to published reports, there were classified affidavits filed in the civil case by the Intelligence Community which alleged major compromises of sources and methods, including the identities of persons of great significance,” diGenova told Just the News.

“If that is all true,” he continued, “not only do I expect the government to file a civil lawsuit under Snepp, but if in fact there are human sources as well as signals intelligence that have been compromised, I expect him to be indicted.”

“The reason is very simple,” he said. “A person of that stature who flouts and betrays the standards of classified information must not be allowed to tell other people subject to those restrictions that they can get away with it. The department almost has no choice.”

DiGenova, who said he was “absolutely disgusted” with the former Trump official, claimed Bolton’s behavior was “not only a betrayal of the POTUS, who he purported to serve, but it is a betrayal of the trust of the American people.”

Legal commentator Alan Dershowitz chimed in on the speculation that Bolton could face dire consequences for his defiance of the White House’s request for additional editing.

Dershowitz told Just The News that there “may be a basis for a lawsuit against Bolton by the government,” pointing to a similar case in which a CIA intelligence analyst in Saigon during the Vietnam War published a book following his departure from the agency.

The government sued the writer, and the Supreme Court ruled that the writer had to “surrender his monetary earnings to the federal government and enjoining him from future publication without prepublication review from the government.”

Though Dershowitz expressed that he’s on Bolton’s side in the impending legal kerfuffle, “the law is not necessarily in his favor.”

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39 Responses

    1. Absolutely right. If he publishes his “book”, he should be arrested, tried and put in prison for a long time.

      1. This is all about John Bolton and his hawkish behavior, wanting war and all that it implies and that the President isn’t about fighting another country’s battles but about helping Americans.

  1. Bolton betrayed the American people as well as the President of the United States. His criminal actions should land him a hefty prison sentence. Charges must be pressed.

  2. I was under the impression that when you sign a non disclosure working for anyone especially a President means you can’t write or talk about what goes on behind those doors no matter what. If he gives away certain things that could let the enemy know where something is or let them know how many secret service members there are or any of those things. He is very wrong and I don’t know why ppl would read his book anyways since we all know he’s a gruntled ex employee that has nothing good to say. I believe he needs to be arrested. The up side, none of the books written by Hillary, Wolfe, and the others that were ex gruntled employees ever made any best sellers. Don’t buy it ,if you must read it borrow it or read it on the internet. Don’t let Boltin get rich. Vote RED OR AMERICA IS DEAD AMEN 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    1. Totally agree Elizabeth. No worries I’m voting for Trump-again. Antifa and the rest of the them are trying to kill America.

  3. Bolton is a War Monger that didn’t get the war he wanted. I will enjoy seeing him in jail if that is where hw ends up and where he belongs

  4. Bolton betrayed our President Trump and the American People 🥴 He deserves to be prosecuted, he was fully aware of the laws before he wrote the book . NO MERCY FOR TREASON ‼️‼️‼️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  5. Bolten is a traitor of the United States and should be held accountable for his actions. The government should confiscate all proceeds earned from the book sales and bolten should be locked up in prison for the rest of his life( and not a country club style prison)

  6. Traitor, imprison him! His sworn word when hired meant nothing. He’s part of the filthy swamp that needs to continue to be drained.

  7. A Traitor for sure. It used to be a terminal offense!! He is an emboldened swamp dweller and believes the demo-rats will protect him.

  8. WAR MONGER and a traitor to the US Citizens for what? The $$$$ of course. No matter who is the President Bolton needs to be felt with!

  9. He’s a money hungry power seeker!! President Trump is our best president ever, and never has one been so horribly mistreated. God has protected him and I pray it’s God’s divine will for Trump to be there four more!!!!

  10. I agree with all the above. Under the Constitutional law he is a traitor once it is published and should be dealt with accordingly. Under the law it is still the only federal crime that carries the death penalty. The penalty is death by hanging.

  11. George W Bush gave Bolton a UN Ambassador position as an interim appointment, because he could not get past Senate approval. When he completed his term he attacked George W. This is a pathologically angry person who I think is dangerous. I think there is a large amount of evidence that he was unfit for his job. I suspect that for him to testify in the impeachment trial he would have had to perjure himself. Although the poor quality of his character would suggest that perjury would not deter him.

  12. HE IS A TRAITOR!!!!!!! HE NOT ONLY VIOLATED THE TRUST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE….BUT THE PRESIDENT????!!!!! I THINK THIS IS ANOTHER CASE WHERE THE DEMS PAID HIM TO DO THIS……SO ALONG WITH WHAT THE PUBLISHER GIVES HIM HE HAS BLOOD MONEY!!!!!! NOW IT MAKES SENSE ABOUT THE MERE 2 MILLION BOOK DEAL?????? HE IS COUNTING ON OTHER FUNDS……FOR HIS “RETIREMENT”!!!!!! HE SHOULD BE NOT ONLY BLOCKED TO RELEASE THE BOOK….HE SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET ANY MONETARY FUNDS FROM ANY WHERE??????? ALTHO WE’LL NEVER KNOW HOW THE DEMS WILL PAY HIM…..(UNDER THE TABLE…NON TRACEABLE FUNDS!!!!!)

  13. if he lied during the non disclosure agreement,what makes you believe any crap in his book? he loves war,hes a war monger,hes pissed because he couldnt have his way,he is like traitor romney, both are imbeciles. we are in a war of good vs evil. literally, no matter what,we need to back our president,he is gods tool to try and save the usa from communism and total corruption collapse, its now either or,either americanism with traditional values,or communism,take your pick, but dont vote against trump because he is not a perfect orator, what he says is what everyone thinks,but is afraid to say. look at biden, he flip flops so much,he is like a flipper dolphin, is that what you want?are you ready to give the usa away to commies,and america haters,lawlessness??? hope not

    1. Everyone states Bolton should b prosecuted.
      Even the judge told Bolton he opened himself up for criminal charges! I agree!
      My worry is that WH will do nothing! So far, GOP has shown that they always talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk!

  14. And Hillary Clinton gets away free? What’s wrong with this picture? Barr is just an accessory-after-the-fact to her treasonous acts.

  15. Bolton is just another swamp creature who hates our president. Throw the bastard in jail alongwith the obamas,Clinton’s,Biden’s,aoc’s,Pelosi,waters,Susan rice,clapper,brennon,Holder,Nadler,and Adam shift…..i no…..there’s a thousand more communists in our government that need prison rooms also but I don’t have the time to write then all down!

  16. Take advantage of every crisis. Demand all congress and staff extended background checks and polygraphs. See who balks and wails the most. Pres to deliver a total Congress and staff oath and demand signing of security briefing.. Those who held clearances are no strangers to such. Good for the goose, better for the gander. Keep Sen Feinstein happy – her extended background to ID the Chinese spy under her. Best to all.

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