From an op-ed just published by Fox News:
Presidents must be able to candidly consult with their advisers without worrying they will leak these discussions to the press or obtain high-dollar book contracts to publish them. A book by a former national security adviser ahead of a president’s reelection bid may set a dangerous precedent since it could discourage future presidents from seeking advice from expert advisers on sensitive national security matters.
If a manuscript of this sensitivity was to be published at all, this should happen after the election, not in the spring of 2020. I don’t understand the need for a former National Security Adviser to publish a tell-all book critical of a president he served, especially during a presidential reelection campaign that will determine the fate of the country. There will be a time for Bolton to speak out without appearing to try to tip a presidential election.
The op-ed was written by Fred Fleitz, president of the far-right, anti-immigrant Center for Security Policy, which the SPLC has classified as a hate group.
Below is my new op-ed on Ambassador Bolton’s forthcoming book. I wrote this with a very heavy heart.https://t.co/BcBmszPKsm
— Fred Fleitz (@FredFleitz) January 27, 2020