Monday, January 27, 2020

John Bolton seems to get the idea of "Do Ask, Do Tell" with his unnamed manuscript under national security review, and GOP Senators suddenly have noticed


John Bolton’s upcoming book has been submitted to the National Security Council’s Records Management Division for review, where apparently Bolton suggests a Quid Pro Quo in Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine. Still, this interpretation is challenged by Tim Pool and other commentators this morning.
  
  
GOP Senators are viewed this morning as more likely to want to hear the testimony. 
Maggie Haberman and Michael S. Schmidt have details in the New York Times Monday here
   
The book does not seem to have a title yet and is not yet available on Amazon for pre-order.  It would be interesting if Bolton wanted to use my wordmark in the title, “Do Ask, Do Tell”.  I’d say, go ahead.

Trump says he hasn’t seen the manuscript and has heard that “he is writing a book”.  Anyone with previous access to classified information has to submit a book to review.  Theoretically, that could ahave applied to me back in 1997, maybe? 

I think John Fish (2 posts ago) picked a good time to get people interested in reading more books.  Maybe that includes Republican Senators.  Canada can influence us. 

Update:

The proposed title is "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir" and the Trump administration is trying to squash all publication (at least gutting the classified info), even if Bolton uses my wordmark and black and white cover design look. I think Bolton could manufacture another long "blah" book.  
        
Update:  Jan 31
 
Jameel Jaffer and Ramya Krishnan write on p. A27 of the New York Times today, "We may never see Bolton's book".  The intelligence agency review (there are 17 of them) is too open-ended and doesn't have guidelines. If course, we have the NYTimes article already. 

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