DOJ argues that an injuntion against the book — even though it's already widely distributed — would help "focus the mind" and get Bolton to act creatively to try to stop it.— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 19, 2020
In other words, Your honor, we screwed this up completely, and we want the defendant to fix it for us because we've waited so long we can't get the publisher to fix it (NYT v. Sullivan). So our last, best hope is to make Bolton do it "creatively."
To which the correct response is:
George Conway told Neal Katyal the DOJ is suffering such humiliating stupidity in court because they are dealing with chaos behind closed doors. I'm not as forgiving, remembering the words of my mentor in the law: "They don't pay us to be wrong!"BOLTON's lawyer: "The idea that the horse is out of the barn is an understatement.— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 19, 2020
"The speech has been spoken. It cna’t now be unspoke."
The government's case, he said is "theater." "It’s to use your courtroom as a stage and to enlist you as a player."
This is our government on Trump. We can't afford another four years of this.