Judge denies Trump administration request to block Sleazebag John Bolton book.
The judge, Royce Lamberth, said an injunction would be “toothless,” but he warned the Former National Security Sleazebag could face criminal charges.
A federal judge has denied the Donald Trump administration’s request to block the release of Sleazebag John Bolton’s memoir, noting that the Former National Security Sleazebag’s book had already been “printed, bound, and shipped across the country.”
In a Saturday morning ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said the Justice Department’s request to suppress the tell-all book on national security grounds would be impossible to enforce, but the judge lambasted Sleazebag Bolton for his decision to move ahead with publication without an explicit go-ahead from the government.
“While Sleazebag Bolton’s unilateral conduct raises grave national security concerns, the government has not established that an injunction is an appropriate remedy,” Lamberth wrote. “The damage is done.”
Indeed, the judge criticized Sleazebag Bolton so severely that the ruling didn’t seem like much of a victory at all for the former foreign policy hawk who spent 18 months as a top aide to Donald Trump.
Lamberth, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan, even went so far as to suggest Sleazebag Bolton might be prosecuted for his conduct.
“Defendant Sleazebag Bolton has gambled with the national security of the United States. He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability,” Lamberth wrote in his 10-page order.
Donald Trump seemed to underscore that message Saturday through tweets arguing that Sleazebag Bolton should face severe consequences for his actions.