Bolton book alleges Trump tied Ukraine aid freeze to Biden investigations: NYT

Source: The Hill | January 26, 2020 | John Bowden

Former national security adviser John Bolton reportedly claims in his as-yet unpublished memoir that President Trump sought to tie hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Ukraine to his requests for the country’s leaders to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden (D) and his son Hunter.

Multiple sources familiar with Bolton’s writings told The New York Times that Bolton writes that President Trump personally told him that $391 million in aid to Ukraine should be frozen until Ukrainian officials announced the investigations, including one into the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

The book, which does not have a publishing date as of yet, has been submitted to the White House for review. White House officials did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill on the report.

The report comes as the Senate has debated for days over whether to allow witnesses in Trump’s ongoing impeachment trial beyond those that spoke to House investigators in past months. 

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who has pressed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to allow such witnesses to testify, reiterated his demand following news of Bolton’s allegations.

“John Bolton has the evidence,” he tweeted. “It’s up to four Senate Republicans to ensure that John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney, and the others with direct knowledge of President Trump’s actions testify in the Senate trial.”


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    <p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>On whatever scale it is we measure moral failure, Bolton holding this close to his vest outside of his book draft places him among the snakes which burrow under the earth. Trump and his kind look at Bolton as a weaker form of themselves.<br><br>So do most of us.</p>— PostFactSojournerTim (@PostFactSojourn) January 26, 2020

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