South Korea Slams Bolton, Says He "Substantially Distorts Facts" Relating to Trump-Kim Summit
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According to South Korea national security adviser Chung Eui-yong, former National Security Adviser John Bolton's take on what happened during the Trump-Kim summit in his book “The Room Where It Happened" is false and misleading.
The book is set to release this Tuesday however many sources are disputing its accuracy including South Korea.
Chung explains that the events that Bolton talked about in his book relating to the June 2018-June 2019 summits were "distorted." In the book, Bolton says that South Korean President Moon Jae-in had wild expectations and used the summits to push his own agenda. Bolton went as far to say that Moon was “schizophrenic.”
“It does not reflect accurate facts and substantially distorts facts,” Chung said, also noting that Bolton's actions by publishing this book sets a “dangerous precedent.”
“Unilaterally publishing consultations made based on mutual trust violates the basic principles of diplomacy and could severely damage future negotiations,” Chung said.
President Trump has also been very critical of Bolton as his book nears the release date.
“Wacko John Bolton’s ‘exceedingly tedious’ … book is made up of lies [and] fake stories. Said all good about me, in print, until the day I fired him. A disgruntled boring fool who only wanted to go to war. Never had a clue, was ostracized [and] happily dumped. What a dope!” President Trump tweeted while referring to a critical review of the book by the New York Times.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
The U.S. Department of Justice has sued to block the book from being published, claiming that Bolton violated rules against publishing classified information. Copies of the book have already been released to the press, however, so the lawsuit is largely moot for the sake of protecting any privileged information.
DC Circuit Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled in the case on Saturday denying a Trump administration request to block the book’s publishing date. Lamberth also warned Bolton that if the former national security adviser did not receive approval from the administration before publishing the book, he could forfeit his $2 million book advance and possibly more.
“Bolton has gambled with the national security of the United States,” Lamberth explained. “He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability. But these facts do not control the motion before the court. The government has failed to establish that an injunction will prevent irreparable harm.”
President Trump praised the ruling by tweeting: “BIG COURT WIN against Bolton.”
“Bolton broke the law and has been called out and rebuked for so doing, with a really big price to pay. He likes dropping bombs on people, and killing them. Now he will have bombs dropped on him!” Trump said.
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