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10.00pm BST

That’s it from me today. My west coast colleague, Maanvi Singh, will take over the blog for the next few hours.

Here’s where the day stands so far:

9.43pm BST

As Joe Biden returns to Washington, the justice department has reportedly decided to drop a lawsuit against Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton.

The lawsuit, initiated by the Trump administration, accused Bolton of disclosing classified information in his tell-all book, which painted an unflattering picture of the former president.

The Justice Department has closed its criminal investigation into whether a disparaging memoir by [Bolton] illegally disclosed classified information, and it is finalizing a deal to drop its lawsuit aimed at recouping profits from the book, according to two people briefed on the matter.

The agreement would end an effort that began under the Trump administration to silence Mr. Bolton and sue him over the book’s profits. Ending both the inquiry and the lawsuit is a clear rebuke by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland of the Trump Justice Department’s tactics in the matter.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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