Donald Trump is going above and beyond to try and downplay the bombshell revelation by John Bolton Sunday after excerpts from his new book about Trump came to light. In the book, Bolton talks about having conversations with Trump about extorting Ukraine by withholding federal aid until the country agreed to investigate Joe Biden, the DNC, and Democrats.
Adam Schiff just went on CNN to lay down the law when it comes to yesterday’s revelations. Schiff said this Monday morning:
We already have strong and direct evidence that Trump withheld military aid to demand political investigations. Bolton further corroborates it. Senators have taken an oath to be impartial. Don’t they want to hear the full truth? Bolton must testify.
Check out the video below:
We already have strong and direct evidence that Trump withheld military aid to demand political investigations.
Bolton further corroborates it.
Senators have taken an oath to be impartial. Don’t they want to hear the full truth?
Bolton must testify. pic.twitter.com/UXl9b2x2ZX
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 27, 2020
Trump flipped out upon reading the excerpts from the book. This is what he said Sunday night:
“I NEVER TOLD JOHN BOLTON THAT THE AID TO UKRAINE WAS TIED TO INVESTIGATIONS INTO DEMOCRATS, INCLUDING THE BIDENS. 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.”
“WITH THAT BEING SAID, THE TRANSCRIPTS OF MY CALLS WITH PRESIDENT ZELENSKY ARE ALL THE PROOF THAT IS NEEDED, IN ADDITION TO THE FACT THAT PRESIDENT ZELENSKY & THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF UKRAINE SAID THERE WAS NO PRESSURE AND NO PROBLEMS. ADDITIONALLY, I MET WITH PRESIDENT ZELENSKY AT THE UNITED NATIONS (DEMOCRATS SAID I NEVER MET) AND RELEASED THE MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE WITHOUT ANY CONDITIONS OR INVESTIGATIONS – AND FAR AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. I ALSO ALLOWED UKRAINE TO PURCHASE JAVELIN ANTI-TANK MISSILES. MY ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE FAR MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION.”
People online went crazy in the comment thread of this tweet, and a lot of Trump supporters are trolling Schiff hard. Check out the mixed comments below: