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Bolton’s Book Revealed In Coordinated Leaks, Claims Trump Asked Xi Favor, Dems Fumbled Impeachment

“Reminder that John Bolton refused to testify about Trump…”

An anti-Trump book written by Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has leaked to the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, and boy is he bitter.

In it, the disappointed Iran war hawk makes unsubstantiated claims that House Democrats should have conducted a broader probe into President Trump beyond Ukraine, “for a variety of instances when he sought to intervene in law enforcement matters for political reasons.”

Mr. Bolton describes several episodes where the president expressed willingness to halt criminal investigations “to, in effect, give personal favors to dictators he liked,” citing cases involving major firms in China and Turkey. “The pattern looked like obstruction of justice as a way of life, which we couldn’t accept,” Mr. Bolton writes, adding that he reported his concerns to Attorney General William P. Barr.

Mr. Bolton also adds a striking new allegation by saying that Mr. Trump overtly linked trade negotiations to his own political fortunes by asking President Xi Jinping of China to buy a lot of American agricultural products to help him win farm states in this year’s election. Mr. Trump, he writes, was “pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win. He stressed the importance of farmers, and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome.” –NYT

According to Bolton, Xi “explained to Trump why he was basically building concentration camps in Xinjiang. … Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which Trump thought was exactly the right thing to do.”

“Trump then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election, alluding to China’s economic capability and pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win.”

Meanwhile, an excerpt from the book, “The Room Where It Happened,” can be found at the Journal. It is set for release on June 23, despite attempts by the White House to block publication of the nearly 600-page book on grounds that it would be a violation of nondisclosure agreements as well as a threat to national security.

“[The National Security Council] has determined that the manuscript in its present form contains certain passages — some up to several paragraphs in length — that contain classified national security information,” states a 27-page civil lawsuit filed by the DOJ with the US District Court for the District of Columbia. “In fact, the NSC has determined that information in the manuscript is classified at the Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret levels.”

And remember folks, Bolton kept his mouth shut when it would have mattered most, under oath – famously refusing to cooperate with House investigators during the Ukraine investigation.

“John, we begged you to testify in impeachment. We tried everything, right up until the very last minute of the trial,” said House Judiciary Committee lawyer Norm Eisen during the impeachment process. “You persistently refused. Now you want us to feel sorry for you & buy your book?

According to Politico, it is unclear whether lawmakers will now seek Bolton’s sworn testimony on issues he’s identified in his book as part of a second impeachment.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/boltons-book-revealed-coordinated-leaks-claims-trump-asked-xi-favor-dems-fumbled

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Tig
Tig
June 18, 2020

These tell tale books from failed ex employees are always so predictable aren’t they.
Sour grapes yet again.
Unless the conversations were taped I believe none of it.
Even if some of it is true Trump is a definite improvement on the previous lot who did nothing in the interests of the USA and everything in the interests of globalists.
 

Turpid Waters
Turpid Waters
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June 19, 2020

Burlap is an improvement over straw mats too, but I wouldn’t want to sit in a chair upholstered with it.

Turpid Waters
Turpid Waters
June 19, 2020

Bolton, the Democrats’ Fallen Angel. Good grief.
 
Man, this country is sick.

Diana
Diana
June 19, 2020

I wonder how many people, reading this book or excerpts from it will realise what a thoroughly nasty piece of work Bolton is.
 
To start with it is a complete no no to write about private conversations between a president and his staff and before he got the well-deserved boot, many people were well aware that he and Pompeo should have been charged with treason, which is I believe still an offence in the US that carries the death penalty.

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