ELECTIONS Justice Department seeks info on ‘Anonymous’ author of soon-to-be-published insider book

The letter, signed by Assistant Attorney General Joseph Hunt, asked for details or copies of the author’s nondisclosure agreements “or the dates of the author’s service and the agencies where the author was employed, so that we may determine the terms of the author’s nondisclosure agreements and ensure that they have been followed.”

Hachette Book Group confirmed that they’d received a letter from the Trump administration and said that they would not comply with the requests because the publisher is not party to any contracts with the U.S. government and intends to keep the author’s identity secret.

“Hachette has, however, made a commitment of confidentiality to Anonymous and we intend to honor that commitment,” the publisher said. “Please be assured that Hachette takes its legal responsibilities seriously and, accordingly, Hachette respectfully declines to provide you with the information your letter seeks.”

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