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Trump warns sacked Bolton over tell-all book

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US President Donald Trump says his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law if a book he has written is published.

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Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, also said any conversation with him was classified.

Speaking at the same event on Monday, US Attorney General William Barr said Bolton had not completed the process necessary to publish his book and the Justice Department was trying to get him to delete classified information.

Bolton’s book The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir is set to be published on June 23.

Publisher Simon and Schuster said in a news release on Friday the book provides an insider account of Trump’s “inconsistent, scattershot decision-making process”.

The book details Trump’s dealings with China, Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Iran, the UK, France and Germany, the publisher said.

“This is the book Donald Trump doesn’t want you to read,” Simon and Schuster said.

Trump fired Bolton in September amid simmering differences on a wide array of foreign policy issues.

Bolton argues that the Democratic-led US House of Representatives should have expanded its impeachment probe against Trump last year to beyond questions over whether the president invited foreign interference from Ukraine.

-AAP

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