Feds Subpoena John Bolton’s Publisher, PR Firm for Communication Related to Handling of Classified Information in His Book

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A grand jury has reportedly subpoenaed former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton’s literary agent and public-relations firm for their communications with Bolton, in connection to his handling of classified information detailed in his book published in June.

The subpoenas were issued to Simon & Schuster and to Javelin, according to multiple reports on Tuesday citing unnamed officials. The development indicates Justice Department prosecutors have brought the matter before a grand jury to consider allegations mishandled classified information published in his book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.

“We are aware of reports that grand jury subpoenas have been issued seeking information concerning the publication of Ambassador Bolton’s recent book,” Bolton’s attorney,
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