Schiff: We ‘Should Question John Bolton’s Patriotism in Withholding’ Info During Impeachment

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Trump did not hold a ceremony to mark his signing the bill into law, which came as US newspapers published excerpts from a new book by his former national security adviser, John Bolton. Pompeo, a staunch Trump ally, hit back by calling Bolton a "traitor" but did not address that particular account.

U.S. media released on Wednesday the first extracts from the forthcoming book "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir". "You could certainly question, and I think should question, John Bolton's patriotism in withholding the information during an impeachment proceeding, but that doesn't necessarily detract from the seriousness of what he alleges against the president". He went on to call Bolton a "traitor who damaged America by violating his sacred trust with its people". He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability, ' the judge wrote.

Trump's conversations with Xi reflected not only the incoherence in his trade policy but also the confluence in Trump's mind of his own political interests and USA national interests.

Lamberth also said Bolton had acted unilaterally by proceeding to publish without waiting for prepublication review by the government.

The book, which is set to come out on Tuesday, contains several damning revelations about the president and the inner workings of his administration, according to excerpts published in media outlets.

Trump said the problem of publishing classified information including conversations with the president "becomes even worse if he lies about the conversation, which I understand he might have in some cases".

Publishers Simon & Schuster and Bolton's lawyer Charles Cooper welcomed the ruling.

Trump fired Bolton in September after 519 days on the job amid simmering differences on a wide array of foreign policy issues.

The book details Trump's dealings with China, Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Iran, Britain, France and Germany, the publisher said.

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