The manuscript "still contains classified information, as confirmed by some of the Government's most senior national-security and intelligence officials", read a memo by the Department of Justice (DOJ) supporting the argument.
"John Bolton says that is exactly this president's pattern and practice that he didn't see a significant national foreign approximately policy decision made on any other basis than the personal and political re-election interest and that's a tragic and unsafe situation for the whole country when the president has that kind of myopic focus what's right for him and is willing to sacrifice the national interest". "He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability", Lamberth concluded. "But these facts do not control the motion before the Court", US District Judge Royce Lamberth wrote.
The judge said that the DOJ had not proved that the order it was seeking "would prevent irreparable injury".
The filing came hours after several US media outlets published stories based on excerpts of Bolton's book.
Raddatz was the first to interview Bolton on the details of his upcoming book, 'The Room Where it Happened: a White House memoir, ' and the full hour-long special will air Sunday night as clips and snippets have been released all week.
"It's theater, it's to use your courtroom as a stage and to enlist you as a player as the government uses the rhetoric, the very incendiary names. against my client, Ambassador Bolton, because at the end of the day, there is nothing Ambassador Bolton can do", Cooper said.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said he is "not interested" in having John Bolton testify about explosive new claims in his book that President Trump sought election help from China.
In a controversial and legally improbable move, the Trump Administration sued Bolton this week to prevent the book from going public.
The Justice Department also could seek to prosecute Bolton for publishing the book without authorization.
He said a review of passages that the government contends contain classified material had persuaded him that Bolton "likely jeopardized national security through publication". Major media organizations also obtained the book and published comprehensive accounts about it.
"So for $US29.95, you can monetise his national security clearance, but under oath, he would have had an opportunity to answer questions and not just make assertions", he added. "But in the Internet age, even a handful of copies in circulation could irrevocably destroy confidentiality".
"With hundreds of thousands of copies around the globe - many in newsrooms - the damage is done".
Lamberth appeared divided during arguments on Friday.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last week accused Bolton of violating his "obligation to return classified notes to the White House".
Trump tweeted that although it was too late for the judge to stop the book's release, Lamberth's rebukes of Bolton offered vindication for the administration.
The monthslong classification review process for the manuscript took a complex path. Because there were people who did come forward. who risked their careers, ' Schiff told NBC's Chuck Todd.
On June 7, "without Defendant giving any prior notice to the NSC, press reports revealed that Defendant and his publisher had resolved to release the book on June 23, without completing the pre-publication review process", the lawsuit said. Trump claimed to have fired him. We would still be trying to get John Bolton's testimony today.