President Trump has responded to the leaked manuscript from former National Security Adviser John Bolton that accuses Trump of tying U.S. military aid to Ukraine to investigations into the Biden family.
The former national security adviser has offered to testify if subpoenaed, over the White House’s objections.
The claim hints that John Bolton is seeking to damage Trump’s defense case if he’s called to testify in the president’s impeachment trial.
Reacting to the “leak,” which was first reported by The New York Times, President Trump tweeted: “I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens,” he wrote. “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.”
CNN reports the Bolton book, The Room Where It Happened, is due out on March 17.
Following confirmation of the book’s release, congressional Democrats renewed calls for the former national security adviser to testify in the impeachment trial.