June 30, 2020

The Trump administration unsuccessfully attempted to block release of the book titled "The Room Where It Happened" contending that Bolton had breached nondisclosure agreements he signed as a condition of his employment and that the book endangered national security. The book was recently released on June 23.


  • The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir is a memoir by John Bolton, who served as National Security Advisor for U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • The room mentioned in the title forms the crux in this memoir of the White House, detailing the workings of the Trump administration.

  • According to Bolton, Trump was only concerned with being re-elected and not the nation. the president tended to side with foes and got suspicious of the government itself. It is these behavioural patterns, Bolton argues, that led Trump on to the path of impeachment.

  • Bolton further adds that for Trump foreign policies are akin to “closing a real estate deal”, concerning his own interests more than anybody else’s.