John Bolton did not take the opportunity to speak to Congress during the Donald Trump impeachment hearing. The former National Security Adviser was willing to speak to the Senate if subpoenaed, but that opportunity never presented itself.
Those who want to her from Bolton about his experience with Donald Trump and the Ukraine will have to buy his upcoming book. During a Monday talk at Duke University, Bolton said he was worried about the White House potentially censoring his memoir.
The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, is set to debut next month. The author, though, worries that the Trump Administration may suppress the book and delay the release.
Bolton said during his appearance, “For all the focus on Ukraine and impeachment trial: to me there are portions of the manuscript that deal with Ukraine — I view that as the sprinkles on an ice cream sundae, in terms of the book. This is an effort to write history. I did the best I can … We’ll see what happens with the censorship.”
Trump has already tried to preempitively fight back against the information that could be revealed. He tweeted:
“For a guy who couldn’t get approved for the Ambassador to the U.N. years ago, couldn’t get approved for anything since, “begged” me for a non Senate approved job, which I gave him despite many saying “Don’t do it, sir,” takes the job, mistakenly says “Libyan Model” on T.V., and many more mistakes of judgement, gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now, and goes out and IMMEDIATELY writes a nasty & untrue book. All Classified National Security. Who would do this?”
….many more mistakes of judgement, gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now, and goes out and IMMEDIATELY writes a nasty & untrue book. All Classified National Security. Who would do this?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020