A Washington federal judge on Saturday admonished John Bolton for moving ahead with his memoir without final authorization from the Trump administration, but the court refused to issue any order to restrain further distribution of the book, which has been sent to bookstores and media outlets around the country and world.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth denied the U.S. Justice Department’s request for a temporary restraining order. Only Bolton, and not his publisher, Simon & Schuster, was named as a defendant. The government argued that any restraining order would require Bolton to take steps to stop the further distribution of his book “The Room Where It Happened.”

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