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Former NSC Employee Alleges Political Attempt to Block Bolton's Memoir

On Tuesday, counsel for former National Security Council (NSC) employee Ellen Knight submitted a letter about her role in the prepublication review of John Bolton's memoir. The letter argues that the Office of Legal Counsel and NSC Legal Office took "extraordinary actions" to block the book's publication "for a seemingly political purpose."

To read more about the initial civil dispute between John Bolton and the Justice Department, click here.

Prepublication Review

Suggestions for Streamlining the FBI’s Prepublication Review Process

Scholars of the U.S. intelligence community have engaged in a robust discussion of the community’s prepublication review, or prepub, process. Many of these discussions have been critical in tone, and certainly, the processes that former national security practitioners describe do sound unduly arduous.

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Document: Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Intelligence and Military Pre-Publication Review

On Tuesday, former intelligence and military officials filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government's pre-publication review process, which requires former personnel to submit public writing for review before publication. The complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, is available in full here and below.


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