Top Official Resigns Following Bolton Exposé

A top Justice Department official announced his plan to step down soon after appearing in a civil lawsuit against John Bolton to stop the publication of his upcoming book.

Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt, the head of the Civil Division, sent an email to employees on Tuesday that declared his intention to step aside on July 3.

“I have the utmost respect and admiration for you because I have personally witnessed the manner in which you have carried out your responsibilities. And you are, after all, the greatest litigation force on earth!” he wrote.

The note came hours after his name appeared in the Justice Department lawsuit that was filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, according to The lawsuit argues that Bolton, President Trump’s former national security adviser, breached nondisclosure agreements and is risking national security with the disclosure of classified material in his book that is due out on July 23.

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