“Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says”
- Editor’s note: More and more drips of information will continue to be released even if the Impeachment “Trial” ends, because the Senate heretofore does not seem to have the majority to seek witnesses and documentary evidence. Perhaps this will now change their minds!
“President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton.
“The president’s statement as described by Mr. Bolton could undercut a key element of his impeachment defense: that the holdup in aid was separate from Mr. Trump’s requests that Ukraine announce investigations into his perceived enemies, including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden, who had worked for a Ukrainian energy firm while his father was in office.”
“Multiple people described Mr. Bolton’s account of the Ukraine affair,” by Maggie Haberman and Michael S. Schmidt, The New York Times. Read more