President Trump asked Chinese President Xi to assist his reelection bid

President Trump asked Chinese President Xi to assist his reelection bid

President Trump asked Chinese President Xi to assist his reelection bid

Trump and the White House have tried to stop publication of the book, but that appears unlikely.

Attorney General William P. Barr concurred, telling reporters, "We don't believe Bolton has gone through the process" required to clear books by government officials on topics of national security.

Trump would sometimes chide Bolton in meetings, introducing him to visiting foreign leaders by saying, "You all know the great John Bolton".

In excerpts published in the Washington Post, Bolton writes that Trump said invading Venezuela would be "cool" and that it was "really part of the United States".

The court is asked to order Bolton to request that the book's publisher, Simon & Schuster, further delay a publication date that originally was to have been in April so that the NSC can complete its pre-publication review.

President Trump is reportedly seething over reports that he took cover in the White House's underground bunker amid protests earlier this month that turned violent at nearby Lafayette Park.

The White House has yet to comment on the latest revelations.

"[The National Security Council] has determined that the manuscript in its present form contains certain passages-some up to several paragraphs in length-that contain classified national security information", the filing states.

"He stressed the importance of farmers and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome", Bolton wrote.

US President Donald Trump and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan take part in a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC
Trump Sues to Block John Bolton Book

The book offers an inside look at events that took place during Bolton's rocky tenure as Trump's third national security adviser. Cooper has said Bolton worked for months with classification specialists to avoid releasing classified material.

Bolton also alleges Trump encouraged Xi to build interment camps for Muslim minority groups.

Mr Bolton writes that ahead of the big North Korea summit, Mr Trump insisted on giving Kim gifts that violated U.S. sanctions on the country.

Between the lines: House intel chair Adam Schiff, who led the Democratic impeachment probe, tweeted his commentary on the book: "When Bolton was asked, he refused, and said he'd sue if subpoenaed".

Bolton, according to the excerpts, claimed Trump was unaware that Britain is a nuclear power and asked whether Finland is part of Russian Federation.

Bolton's claim that Trump was appealing to China to assist his reelection effort comes as the president's rhetoric toward the USA geopolitical rival has grown more acerbic in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, he saved it for a book.

Trump was impeached by the House in December for allegedly pressuring Ukraine to launch an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee, over his son's work for a Ukrainian energy company. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) voted to convict the president of abusing his power but acquitted him of a charge of obstructing Congress.

After the summit, Bolton claimed Trump became transfixed with getting Kim a copy of Elton John's "Rocket Man" CD, signed by the artist.

In an excerpt of his forthcoming book published by The Wall Street Journal, John Bolton wrote Trump discussed the detention camps built by the Chinese government for Uyghurs in western China during a dinner at the G20 past year. Bolton wrote that "Trump's reflex effort to talk his way out of anything, however, even a public-health crisis, only undercut his and the nation's credibility, with his statements looking more like political damage control than responsible public-health advice".

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