It is reported that according to the ministry, the disclosure of this information may threaten national security.
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the alleged disclosure of classified information in the book of former presidential adviser Donald Trump John Bolton, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
It has not yet been possible to obtain confirmation of this information. A representative of the Ministry of Justice and Simon & Schuster publishing house refrained from commenting.
According to the newspaper, federal prosecutors on Monday sent a summons to the literary agency Javelin and publishing house Simon & Schuster, which published a book by Bolton about his work in the White House.
The subpoenas request all information about his contacts with Bolton, the newspaper reported, citing anonymous sources. Bolton himself did not receive a summons.
Contact with a representative of Javelin and Bolton’s lawyer has not yet been possible.
The administration had previously sought an injunction to publish the book, which contains harsh criticism of Trump. The Justice Ministry claimed that the book contained classified information the disclosure of which could threaten national security.