A lawsuit was launched Tuesday by the US government to block the publication, scheduled for June 23, of John Bolton’s book. 

The former adviser to the National Security Donald TrumpJohn Bolton, accused the US president to have sought help from China to win reelection in November, according to explosives excerpts from a forthcoming book published by of the American media, Wednesday, June 17.

The ex-adviser says that in June 2019, Donald Trump had “diverted the conversation on the next presidential election, by alluding to the economic capacity of China and by pleading with Xi so that he makes sure that he wins “ , according to excerpts published simultaneously by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post  (in English). 

During this meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, the American president “stressed the importance of farmers and the increase in Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat on the result of the election”, writes in his memoirs this republican hawk, hostile to multilateralism and willingly goes to war.

Trump administration wants to block John Bolton book 

Press leaks occur the day after Trump’s legal action was announced to try to block the scheduled June 23 publication of this book, The Room Where It Happened, A White House Memoir ( La room where it happened, a memoir from the White House ). 

“Trump’s conversations with Xi reflect not only the inconsistencies in his trade policy but also the interconnection in Trump’s mind between his own political interests and the American national interest” said John Bolton, 71, national security from April 2018 to September 2019.

“This and countless other similar conversations with Trump have confirmed fundamentally unacceptable behaviour that erodes the very legitimacy of the presidency,” he accuses.