Ex-Advisor to US President Donald Trump on National Security John Bolton wrote memoirs about working in the White House
The book “The Room Where It Happened” will be released on June 23, but is already in first place on Amazon.
Trump said that if his ex-adviser will publish his memoirs, then he will violate the law and will be prosecuted.
“I will consider every conversation with me, as with the president, secret. So that would mean that if he wrote a book and released a book, he broke the law. This is a criminal liability, ”he said.
US Attorney General William Barr said the Department of Justice is trying to get Bolton to “remove sensitive information” from the book.
Trump fired Bolton in September after 519 days of work. Insiders said that the president and the adviser had many disagreements.
American journalists read the contents of the book before the official release, talking about what they read.
Trump asked for help from China to win the election
Bolton claims to have witnessed the conversation when Trump directly asked the Chinese leader to help him win the US presidential election.
He emphasized that Trump “begged to ensure his victory” in the election.
Bolton also noted that it is difficult for him to remember at least one decision made by Trump during his work in the White House, “which was not due to relying on re-election.”
Trump did not want to give military assistance to Ukraine
Bolton noted that Trump really genuinely believed that the Ukrainian authorities were acting against him, and believed in conspiracy theories, which his personal lawyer Rudi Giuliani and other advisers distributed.
Bloop Trump in the international arena
In the summer of 2018, on the eve of the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki (Finland), Trump asked John Kelly, the then head of the White House administration, whether Finland is part of Russia.
Trump also did not know if Great Britain has nuclear potential. He asked the then head of the British government – Theresa May.
Trump has repeatedly confused Afghan President Ashraf Ghani with former President Hamid Karzai.
What does his entourage think about Trump
Bolton wrote in a book that with the advent of Trump, the White House has become a place for intrigue, and relations between officials can hardly be called friendly.
He wrote that Trump “retroactively changes his mind about people and sees a conspiracy under every stone.”
He especially drew attention to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He claims that during a meeting between Trump and the DPRK leader, Pompeo handed him a note that read: “Here’s an idiot” (about Trump), as well as “He’s full of shit” (also about Trump).
Hatred of Journalists
Bolton said in a book that Trump allegedly tried to put pressure on Attorney General William Barr. He asked for a mechanism so that CNN (American television) reporters could be jailed.
This happened at a private meeting on Afghanistan at the presidential resort of Bedminster.
Trump said that journalists again sniffed about some event and that made him angry.
“The president told White House lawyer Pat Chipollone to call the attorney general and tell him of his desire to“ arrest the reporters, force them to serve time in prison, and then demand that they disclose their sources, ”Bolton wrote.
Venezuela – part of the USA
When American politicians discussed ways to resolve the situation in Venezuela, where the economy was destroyed due to the reign of Nicholas Maduro, Trump insisted on a scenario for the introduction of troops.
He said that Venezuela is part of the United States, because American troops must be present there.
Trump on concentration camps in China
At a dinner during the G-20 meeting in Osaka in June 2019, when only country leaders and translators were present, Trump encouraged Secretary General of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping regarding the construction of such concentration camps. These are camps in which the Chinese authorities “reeducate” the followers of Islam.
Trump told him that X should continue, as this is absolutely correct.
According to Bolton, an employee of the National Security Council for Asia, Matthew Pottinger, told him that Trump said something similar during his trip to China in November 2017.