Friday, June 19, 2020
Sweet, and Sweeter. Bolton Skewers Trump, Bolton Skewers Bolton.
The White House attempt to block publication of John Bolton's book, "The Room Where It Happened," has failed. The judge hearing the case said 'that horse is out of the barn.' There's nothing the court can do now to stop its distribution because copies of it are in the hands of too many reviewers, a lot of them offshore.
Good that the book is out but Bolton is still as odious as ever. That's where the 'sweeter' comes in. CNN legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, believes Bolton won't see a dime from that book. There's strong precedent that, where someone writes and publishes a book that hasn't been government cleared, the courts will require them to surrender any royalties or other income associated with the book. You don't meet the technical rules, you don't get to keep anything, not a penny.