Federal prosecutors issued grand jury subpoenas to former nationwide safety adviser John Bolton’s writer and literary agent on Monday, based on individuals conversant in the matter, launching a legal investigation into whether or not Mr. Bolton mishandled labeled data.
The subpoenas, to Simon & Schuster and Javelin, requested all communications with Mr. Bolton, the individuals, who declined to be named, stated. Each of the businesses have been concerned in publishing Mr. Bolton’s bestseller, “The Room The place It Occurred: A White Home Memoir.” The ebook, launched in June, is highly critical of President Trump and relays tales about Mr. Bolton’s time in authorities and relationship with the president.
The Justice Division’s use of a grand jury within the inquiry hasn’t beforehand been reported. The company beforehand filed a lawsuit in opposition to Mr. Bolton over the ebook’s publication.
Mr. Bolton himself didn’t obtain any subpoena, one of many individuals stated. A spokeswoman for Mr. Bolton declined to remark. An legal professional for Mr. Bolton couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.