According to a report by MSN, several anonymous sources reportedly told The New York Times that a book manuscript by President Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton accuses Trump of tying up aid to Ukraine over investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s position with Ukraine oil company Burisma Holdings.

President Trump vehemently denied the claim by the New York Times’s anonymous sources on Twitter, adding that if Bolton did, indeed make the claim, it was only to sell his new book:

I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens. In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination. If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book. With that being said, the transcripts of my calls with President Zelensky are all the proof that is needed, in addition to the fact that President Zelensky & the Foreign Minister of Ukraine said there was no pressure and no problems. Additionally, I met with President Zelensky at the United Nations (Democrats said I never met) and released the military aid to Ukraine without any conditions or investigations – and far ahead of schedule. I also allowed Ukraine to purchase Javelin anti-tank missiles. My Administration has done far more than the previous Administration.

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President Trump added: The Democrat-controlled House never even asked John Bolton to testify. It is up to them, not up to the Senate!

Conservative Mark Levin blasted the NSC, saying they’re known for “notoriously leaking” alleged portions of the book on the eve of the impeachment.

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The DOJ pushed back on the alleged claims by John Bolton in his upcoming book as well.

The strongest condemnation of Bolton’s suspiciously timed book, however, came from his former Chief of Staff, Fred Fleitz, who eviscerated the Trump’s former NSA for his arrogance and for being, well, an opportunist…

The Federalist reports – Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is publishing a tell-all book about his time in the Trump administration. The book is scheduled for release this March, but Bolton’s former Chief of Staff, Fred Fleitz, penned an op-ed for Fox News calling on Bolton to withdraw his book from publication.

“I don’t understand the need for a former National Security Adviser to publish a tell-all book critical of a president he served,” Fleitz said. “Especially during a presidential reelection campaign that will determine the fate of the country.  There will be a time for Bolton to speak out without appearing to try to tip a presidential election.”

Fleitz called Bolton’s book release unprecedented and dangerous, citing former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who exited the Obama administration in June 2011. Gates published “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” a book that highlighted the incompetence of both the Obama National Security Council and former Vice President Joe Biden. Gates withheld his publication date for January 2014, understanding his scathing tell-all could have an effect on the 2012 election outcome. Fleitz believes Bolton should uphold Gates’ precedent.

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