On Friday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth  will hold a hearing to decide whether to grant the Department of Justice’s request for a temporary restraining order against former national security adviser John Bolton to prevent the publication of his book, “The Room Where It Happened,” next Tuesday. Considering the fact that the book has already been read by journalists and excerpted in major newspapers, this would seem to be a classic case of shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted. Needless to say, this is just another move by Trump’s DOJ — and specifically Attorney General Bill Barr — to appease him. The judge cannot order the public to un-see what they have seen, classified or not.

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