FILE PHOTO – Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton speaks during his lecture at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
(Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday sued former national security advisor John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House that it said contained classified information and would compromise national security.
The civil lawsuit came one day after U.S. President Donald Trump said Bolton would be breaking the law if the book were published.
Trump fired Bolton last September after roughly 17 months as national security advisor.
Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York