John Bolton Crushes Trump Again With Leak Of Foreign Corruption

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President Donald Trump has worked tirelessly throughout his time in office to escape accountability for his corruption, but more information about that corruption is coming out anyway. According to Axios, the forthcoming memoir from Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton reveals Trump “misconduct with other countries” other than Ukraine. Trump, of course, tried to bribe Ukraine into investigating the Bidens, and the attempted bribery scheme drove Trump’s impeachment. There have already been hints of some of the other corruption that Bolton might be preparing to reveal — for example, when he was fired by Trump, State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was reportedly investigating the administration’s weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

Axios reports:

‘In a memoir coming June 23 that the White House has tried to delay, former national security adviser Bolton will offer multiple revelations about Trump’s conduct in office, with direct quotes by the president and senior officials, according to a source familiar with the book… Bolton will go beyond Ukraine, and argue there was “Trump misconduct with other countries,” the source said.’

The publication outlines that Trump allies have been “worried” because Bolton “was known as the most prolific note taker in high-level meetings” while he was in the White House. Bolton “would sit there, filling yellow legal pad after yellow legal pad with notes,” Axios outlines, and the former national security official and longtime conservative kept those notes, and they’ve presumably provided at least some of the basis for his book. The book, which has been widely discussed since at least the time of Trump’s initial impeachment, is called The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir and is slated to come out on June 23, despite the White House’s efforts to thwart the book’s publication.

Trump has already tried to discredit Bolton. This past January, as the impeachment proceedings against the president raged on, he tweeted:

‘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.’

The problem is that there’s an overwhelming cache of evidence that reveals that actually, the Trump administration tried to use the leverage of delayed military aid for Ukraine to pressure them into investigating the Bidens.

On the back cover of Bolton’s memoir, as revealed by Axios, he writes:

‘As if impeachment were not enough, I also found myself confronting the daunting challenge of fighting an incumbent President determined to prevent the publication of a book about my White House experiences. Trump behaved typically, directing the seizure and withholding of my advisors’ personal and other unclassified documents… His reaction thus ranged from the mean-spirited to the Constitutionally impermissible. My reaction… my response? Game on.’

Trump has, as Bolton suggests, consistently tried to silence his critics. Throughout the impeachment proceedings, for instance, his team frequently flat-out refused to comply with any aspect of the investigations. Information keeps emerging against the president anyway.