Uproar over the contents of John Bolton's book notwithstanding, the tome's publisher says it's standing firm on plans to publish come March 17, according to the New York Post.
A Simon & Schuster spokesman, while making no formal statement, said there's "no change" in the publication date for the former Trump national security adviser's work, titled "The Room Where It Happened."
The Trump administration has flagged what it considers classified material in the soon-to-be-published memoir.
And the book has played a central role in ongoing impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. One significant claim, as published in The New York Times, focuses on Bolton's claims that the president told him he was withholding millions in aid to Ukraine until he had a promise that officials there would launch inquiries into political rival Joe Biden, his son Hunter and their Ukrainian business dealings.
Trump this week denied that claim.
For his part, Bolton's lawyer has said he doesn't believe the book has classified content but is pushing for a speedy determination by the National Security Council, in case Bolton were to be called to testify in the Senate impeachment trial.
However, as of the time of publication, it appeared that Republicans in the Senate had the support needed to prevent witness testimony in the case, and potentially bring the matter to a speedy conclusion with a Trump acquittal on two articles of impeachment.
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