‘Dangerous precedent’: John Bolton’s former chief of staff calls on him to withdraw book

John Bolton’s former chief of staff urged him to reconsider releasing his forthcoming tell-all book about his experience as President Trump’s national security adviser, calling it a “dangerous precedent” that could dissuade future presidents from seeking advice on national security matters.

“Given the importance of protecting a president’s confidential discussions with his senior advisers, I strongly disagree with Bolton’s decision to release the book before the November presidential election and call on him to withdraw it from the publisher immediately,” Fred Fleitz wrote in an opinion piece for Fox News on Monday.

“Presidents must be able to candidly consult with their advisers without worrying they will
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