Trump Celebrates Victory Against Bolton, Promising Legal Ramifications

( You have probably heard about how a judge declared that the book written by former National Security Advisor John Bolton could not be banned from publication, owing largely to the fact it was already printed and in the hands of the media. President Trump’s administration filed a court injunction requesting that the boom not be published, citing classified information contained within it.

The denial by U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth was initially seen by many as a loss, but President Trump celebrated it as a victory, citing the likely legal ramifications of Bolton going ahead and publishing the sensitive information.

“Defendant Bolton has gambled with the national security of the United States,” Lamberth wrote in his ruling. “He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability.”

So while the book hasn’t been banned, it wasn’t not banned because the judge didn’t think the information was sensitive. Instead, it was merely a matter of logistics given that the book had already been distributed.

“By the looks of it, the horse is not just out of the barn – it is out of the country,” Lamberth wrote. “With hundreds of thousands of copies around the globe – many in newsrooms – the damage is done. There is no restoring the status quo.”

On Twitter, President Trump described it as a “BIG COURT WIN against Bolton.”

“Obviously, with the book already given out and leaked to many people and the media, nothing the highly respected Judge could have done about stopping it…BUT, strong & powerful statements & rulings on Money & on BREAKING CLASSIFICATION were made…”

Trump went on to say that Bolton “broke the law” and has a “really big price to pay.”

“He likes dropping bombs on people, and killing them. Now he will have bombs dropped on him!”