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Pirated editions of John Bolton memoir have appeared online

Posted at 10:33 PM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 00:33:57-04

NEW YORK (AP) — John Bolton’s memoir officially comes out Tuesday after surviving a security review and a legal challenge from the Justice Department.

But over the weekend, it turned up in ways even his publisher is hoping to prevent.

A PDF of “The Room Where It Happened” has turned up on the internet, offering a free, pirated edition of the former national security adviser’s scathing takedown of President Donald Trump.

Publisher Simon & Schuster pledged to have the PDF taken down.

Trump has alleged that the book contains classified material that never should have been released.