What John Bolton Knows

Details of former national security adviser’s forthcoming book threatens to derail Republican plans for a speedy Trump acquittal. 

The Daily / New York Times (1/28/20)

A firsthand account by John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, directly linked President Trump to a quid pro quo in the Ukraine affair, undercutting a central plank of the defense’s argument. What could that mean for the final phase of the impeachment trial?

On today’s episode:

Background reading:

  • A Times investigation revealed that Mr. Bolton privately expressed concern to the attorney general last year that the president was effectively granting personal favors to autocratic leaders around the world.

  • Republican senators had been ready to swiftly acquit President Trump. But Mr. Bolton’s revelations in the manuscript of his new book could change the calculus.

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