The New York Times reports:
Former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper on Sunday sued the agency he once led, accusing officials at the Pentagon of improperly blocking significant portions of an upcoming memoir about his tumultuous tenure under President Donald J. Trump.
The allegations by Mr. Esper, whom Mr. Trump fired shortly after losing his re-election bid last November, are laid out in a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C.
“Significant text is being improperly withheld from publication in Secretary Esper’s manuscript under the guise of classification,” the suit said. “The withheld text is crucial to telling important stories discussed in the manuscript.”
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NEW – Mark Esper, the former SecDef, has filed suit against the department, claiming it’s engaging in prior restraint with needless redactions to his memoir https://t.co/jegvoUP8T5
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 28, 2021