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John Bolton publically remarked about his book recently and in doing so expressed his displeasure with White House ‘censorship.’
According to The Hill:
Former national security adviser John Bolton decried potential White House “censorship” of his upcoming book in a public discussion on Monday.
Bolton spoke at Duke University in his first appearance since the Senate voted not to hear testimony from him during President Trump‘s impeachment trial. He called the parts of his memoir dealing with Ukraine controversy that sparked impeachment “the sprinkles on an ice cream sundae,” The New York Times and CNN reported.
“For all the focus on Ukraine and impeachment trial: to me there are portions of the manuscript that deal with Ukraine — I view that as the sprinkles on an ice cream sundae, in terms of the book,” he reportedly said. “This is an effort to write history. I did the best I can … We’ll see what happens with the censorship.”
Bolton expressed concerns that his book would be “suppressed” by the White House if it sought to designate important parts as classified, delaying it from being published next month as scheduled.
Bolton has stated that he hopes his private conversations with Trump will become public record one day.
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