Former National Security Advisor John Bolton claims in his new book that President Donald Trump abused his power by asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win reelection in 2020.
Bolton appears to be accusing President Trump of a major crime, however when you actually read his allegations, the “crime” isn’t anything close to a real crime at all.
In his book, “The Room Where It Happened” Bolton alleges that President Trump “turned” a June 2019 G20 summit conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping “to the coming U.S. presidential election, alluding to China’s economic capability to affect the ongoing campaigns, pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win.”
“He stressed the importance of farmers, and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome,” Bolton says in the book. “I would print Trump’s exact words but the government’s prepublication review process has decided otherwise.”
Basically, the big “crime” here is that President Trump wanted China to invest in the United States agricultural economy to not only help the overall economy, but to also make him look better when the 2020 election rolls around.
The former National Security advisor also commented on the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump, slamming them for rushing the process. Bolton said that if they would have waited a little longer, “there might have been a greater chance to persuade others that ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ had been perpetrated.”
Bolton’s book also claims that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slipped Bolton a nasty note about President Trump.
While discussing the 2018 meeting with President Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un, Pompeo allegedly slid Bolton a note which read, “he is so full of shit,” while referring to President Trump.
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Bolton in the Washington, DC district court to block the June 23 publication of Bolton’s book. The Trump administration accused Bolton of failing to complete the government review process required of all former officials who publish books and claims that the current form of the book contains classified information.
Both counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany harshly criticized Bolton Wednesday for apparently flouting the government review process.