WASHINGTON — John Bolton has stepped into some serious legal trouble, and it could cost him his $2 million book deal.
Bolton is “likely” to lose his courtroom showdown with the Trump administration, which is suing to claw back earnings from Bolton’s tell-all insider account of working for President Trump, the federal judge overseeing the case said Saturday.
Even worse: Bolton has opened himself up to potential criminal penalties for including classified information in his memoir, the judge said.
“Bolton has gambled with the national security of the United States,” Judge Royce Lambreth of the District of Columbia wrote in a judicial ruling. “He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability.”