Washington, United States:
A U.S. judge on Saturday refused to block the publication of a scrapbook in which President Donald Trump's former national security advisor described him as corrupt and incompetent.
When the book was already in stores for sale next week, Judge Royce Lambert wrote that John Bolton did not appear to have received a written White House agreement that his memoirs contained no seal.
"While Bolton's unilateral behavior raised serious concerns about national security, the government has not demonstrated that an injunction is an appropriate means," the judge wrote.
The judge said that a review of the passages, which the government claims contained classified material, had convinced him that Bolton "was likely to jeopardize national security through publication."
The book, entitled "The Room Where it Happened," was mailed to bookstores for publication on Tuesday, and many of its worst allegations against Trump have been reported in the media.
It is Bolton's portrait of 17 months up close with Trump until he was ousted in September.
The image – which Trump calls "fiction" – is ugly.
According to Bolton, a lifelong Republican who has firm party rights, Trump is not "fit for office".
He describes how Trump "pleads" with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the trade negotiations to increase his chances of reelection in November by buying more US agricultural products to help Trump win votes in agricultural countries.
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