Although the United States government is trying to prevent the sale of the book The Room Where it Happened, which promises to reveal behind the scenes of Donald Trump’s administration, it will be published on Tuesday (23). The title is already the bestseller of the American Amazon and can be found on a number of pirated sites.
The writer of the work is the former National Security adviser to President Donald Trump, John Bolton. The diplomat alleges irregularities in the president’s management and says he has “obstruction of justice as a way of life”.
Bolton further questioned the impeachment case that opened against Trump in 2019. At the time, the president was accused of forcing Ukraine to frame his Democratic opponent Joe Biden. According to the former aide, Trump would still have asked for help from China to increase imports of products to boost his own re-election. For Bolton, the Chamber should have investigated both situations.
Work would have “confidential information”
The Republican government tried to prevent the book from being released on the grounds that the work would have confidential intelligence information. Despite this, the request was denied. According to judge Royce Lamberth, responsible for the case, it would be “too late to block” the publication - since the request was made after the work had already been printed and distributed in several countries.
In his statement, the magistrate revealed concerns about the former aide’s stance, claiming that the book may have a negative impact on United States security.
Pirate sites publish the book
If the request were accepted by the courts, the effects would not be so different, since the book was published on numerous pirate sites - including Pirate Bay, which added the title to the site’s most downloaded list.
An unauthorized version was also released on Twitter by a group called Distributed Denial of Secrets. The publication, however, was removed after receiving a warning from ViacomCBS, owner of the book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster.