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Trump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations


Added 01-27-20 12:57:02am EST - “President Trump on Monday denied that he told former national security adviser John Bolton that releasing security aid for Ukraine was? dependent on the country investigating his political rivals following a report that Bolton describes…” - Thehill.com

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE on Monday denied that he told former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonRomney: 'It's very likely I'll be in favor of witnesses' in Trump impeachment trial George Conway: Witness missing from impeachment trial is Trump Democrats see Mulvaney as smoking gun witness at Trump trial MORE that releasing security aid for Ukraine was dependent on the country investigating his political rivals following a report that Bolton describes such an exchange in his forthcoming book.

The president denied wrongdoing in a trio of tweets just after midnight addressing the reported contents of Bolton's manuscript, accusing his former top aide of making the allegation to promote his new memoir.

"I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens," Trump tweeted. "In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination. If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book."

Trump was impeached last month for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after Democrats alleged he withheld security aid and a White House meeting for Ukraine to pressure the country to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters George Conway: Witness missing from impeachment trial is Trump MORE and a conspiracy theory related to the 2016 election.

The president on Monday pointed to his administration providing anti-tank Javelin missiles to Ukraine and an eventual meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the United Nations. 

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