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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:22 PM

Bolton Was Concerned That Trump Did Favors for Autocratic Leaders, Book Says

'The former national security adviser shared his unease with the attorney general, who cited his own worries about the presidentís conversations with the leaders of Turkey and China.

John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, privately told Attorney General William P. Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leaders of Turkey and China, according to an unpublished manuscript by Mr. Bolton.

Mr. Barr responded by pointing to a pair of Justice Department investigations of companies in those countries and said he was worried that Mr. Trump had created the appearance that he had undue influence over what would typically be independent inquiries, according to the manuscript. Backing up his point, Mr. Barr mentioned conversations Mr. Trump had with the leaders, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President Xi Jinping of China.

Mr. Boltonís account underscores the fact that the unease about Mr. Trumpís seeming embrace of authoritarian leaders, long expressed by experts and his opponents, also existed among some of the senior cabinet officers entrusted by the president to carry out his foreign policy and national security agendas.

Mr. Bolton recounted his discussion with Mr. Barr in a draft of an unpublished book manuscript that he submitted nearly a month ago to the White House for review. People familiar with the manuscript described its contents on the condition of anonymity.

The book also contains an account of Mr. Trump telling Mr. Bolton in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations of political rivals, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The matter is at the heart of the articles of impeachment against the president.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment on Mr. Barrís conversations with Mr. Bolton, as did a spokesman for the National Security Council.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/us/politics/john-bolton-trump-book-barr.html


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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:26 PM

1. I want details on the "favors"

This could be another impeachment.

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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 11:41 PM

2. Bolton is a war-monger of the worst sort. He just doesn't like anybody's plan but his own.

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Tue Jan 28, 2020, 07:27 PM

3. Kick

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