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Democrats Pressure For Bolton To Testify In Trump Impeachment After New Report


Added 01-27-20 01:06:02am EST - “House impeachment managers press the Senate to call the former national security adviser to testify, after a New York Times report said Trump tied Ukraine aid to investigation of his political rivals.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Democrats Pressure For Bolton To Testify In Trump Impeachment After New Report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Then-national security adviser John Bolton at the White House in Washington, D.C., in July 2019. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

Democrats are pressing the Senate to call former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in President Trump's impeachment trial following a new report that House impeachment managers describe as "explosive."

The New York Times reported on Sunday evening that the president told Bolton in August that he wanted to withhold close to $400 million in military assistance to Ukraine pending the country's probe into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

The Times report cited accounts from multiple unnamed sources who had seen drafts of a manuscript from Bolton's forthcoming book about his time in the White House. NPR has not seen a draft of the manuscript and cannot vouch for the accuracy of the report.

Bolton's lawyer, Charles Cooper, said in an emailed statement to NPR that he had submitted a copy of the manuscript to the National Security Council on Dec. 30 to ensure that no classified information was disclosed. Cooper said his understanding was that the manuscript would not be disclosed to officials not regularly involved in the review process.

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