President Trump blasted John Bolton Wednesday in a pair of tweets before declaring “GAME OVER” by sharing a video of the former national security advisor describing his call with Zelensky in August in a manner that does not match the tone of his new “bombshell” book.
For a guy who couldn’t get approved for the Ambassador to the U.N. years ago, couldn’t get approved for anything since, “begged” me for a non Senate approved job, which I gave him despite many saying “Don’t do it, sir,” takes the job, mistakenly says “Libyan Model” on T.V., and..
….many more mistakes of judgement, gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now, and goes out and IMMEDIATELY writes a nasty & untrue book. All Classified National Security. Who would do this?
Per Townhall, a so-called “bombshell” excerpt from former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s latest book was leaked over the weekend. According to a report from the New York Times, Bolton claims President Donald Trump made $391 million in military aid to Ukraine contingent upon Ukrainian officials launching an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, for corruption.
Democrats are citing this excerpt as yet another reason to have witnesses testify in President Trump’s impeachment trial and, in particular, to hear from Bolton.
But, if you remember, the former national security adviser took part in an interview back in August. In that interview, he describes the United States’ foreign policy position relating to Ukraine. He even went so far as to mention Trump’s call with Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky.
“I will be meeting President Zelensky. He and President Trump have already spoken twice. The president called President Zelensky to congratulate him on his election and then on his success in the parliamentarian election. They were very warm and cordial calls,” Bolton said. “We’re hoping that they’ll be able to meet in Warsaw and have a few minutes together because the success of Ukraine maintaining its freedom, its system of representative government, a free-market economy free of corruption, and dealing with the problems of the Donbass Crimea are high priorities here. Obviously it’s high priorities for the United States as well.”
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020