John Bolton says Jared Kushner is the most powerful Trump aide

Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2020

"What I have seen is that the cream has risen and - I'm not going to say what the word is - but that has sank", he told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in a February interview.

Kim was also in a position to manipulate Trump, Bolton says in his book.

Trump has blasted Bolton in recent days, calling him a liar. Bolton's allegations come from his recollections of private conversations and Trump's private comments.

Bolton, who did not testify during Senate proceedings to impeach Trump, told Raddatz he was "fully prepared" to do so if subpoenaed. Bolton writes that Trump also encouraged Xi and China to go ahead with prison camps for the largely minority Uighur dissidents.

The book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir", is scheduled for publication on Tuesday but media outlets have released excerpts.

Mr Bolton, moreover, backs up the allegations at the centre of Mr Trump's impeachment previous year that he pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt to weaken his expected Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden. Rep. Jeffries said Bolton "ran and hid" during the impeachment inquiry.

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about the unrest across the country from Philadelphia City Hall in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 2, 2020. As I say, I face the same dilemma as I think many people did in 2016. "It was really a classless display", Mulvaney said. And, if the past is a prologue, his revelations will likely do little in terms of influencing the minds of Republican lawmakers and holding them accountable to Trump.

Mr Trump's former National Security Adviser announced today that he will not be voting for his former boss and that he hopes he will be a one-term President.

In a 2019 meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 summit in Japan, Trump "stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming United States presidential election [in 2020], alluding to China's economic capability and pleading with Xi to ensure he'd win", Bolton writes.

"I think the way the House advocates of impeachment proceeded was badly wrong".

When asked if the President was lying when he tweeted that he never told Bolton that Ukraine aid hold was ever linked with Biden, Bolton said he was lying.

But less than 24 hours after the cancellation decision, Trump "seized on a slightly less belligerent statement by a different North Korean foreign ministry official to order us to get the June 12 meeting back on schedule", Bolton said.

Prosecutors alleged the book violates nondisclosure agreements Bolton signed as part of his employment, as well as compromises national security.

The bombshell book includes several revelations of Trump's actions and strategy on foreign affairs and global policy.

Bolton stated in his book that the first U.S. But these facts do not control the motion before the Court. "The Government has failed to establish that an injunction will prevent irreparable harm".

He was also blamed for the collapse of a summit between Mr Trump and mKim Jong-un by putting forward a list of uncompromising demands that the North Korean government rejected outright.

Bolton told ABC News that Trump "very rarely read much" during intelligence briefings - a claim that is in line with other tell-alls about the Trump White House.

Officials said the book contained classified information and submitted written statements from administration officials testifying to that assertion.