Trump Asked Bolton To Join Ukraine Pressure Campaign In Early May

01 Février, 2020, 13:06 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Trump Asked Bolton To Join Ukraine Pressure Campaign In Early May

Bolton's remarks come after the New York Times reported that the former national security advisor's forthcoming book - The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir - alleges that President Trump sought to tie USA security assistance to Ukraine to inquiries into allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

The President reportedly gave the order in person at an Oval Office meeting where Bolton and Giuliani were in attendance, along with White House counsel Pat Cipollone and acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Bolton writes that he never called Zelensky.

The New York Times reported on Friday that Bolton's upcoming book claims Trump instructed him to call up Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and ask him to work with Giuliani, who was leading the effort to dig up dirt on Biden.

Giuliani denied the allegation, calling it "absolutely, categorically untrue". "That meeting never happened", he said in a statement released by the White House.

Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, would like to share information with that is "directly relevant to the President's impeachment inquiry" and actions taken in Ukraine "on behalf of the President", according to a letter his attorney sent Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday.

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Trump's defense in the impeachment scandal over his attempt to pressure Ukraine into helping him in the 2020 election is being led by Cipollone.

"There is a new fact which indicates Cipollone was among those who were in the loop..."

The president and his legal team have said he did nothing wrong, and he is expected to be acquitted in the Senate.

House Democrats last month formally accused the president of abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

Bolton's account places some of Trump's top advisers in the middle of the pressure campaign.

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