Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON " President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton. The president's statement as described by Mr. Bolton could undercut a key element of his impeachment defense: that the holdup in aid was separate from Mr. Trump's requests that Ukraine announce investigations into his perceived enemies, including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden, who had worked for a Ukrainian energy firm while his father was in office.



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Get him under oath. The Republicans won't have any reason not to convict him, except that he's Donald Trump.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-27 10:33 AM | Reply

Get Bolton under oath. The Republicans won't have any reason not to convict the president, except that he's Donald Trump.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-27 10:34 AM | Reply

Lindsay Graham has the vapors now.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-01-27 10:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

John Bolton?

Never met him.

- Fat Nixon.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-01-27 10:52 AM | Reply

John Bolton?

Never liked him.

Never trusted him.

With that fat mustache, he never looked the part.

- Fat Nixon.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-27 10:57 AM | Reply

I know with only 60 characters headlines can't always be accurate.

I'm going to point out that at this moment we don't know if this is what Bolton is actually alleging. This is all hearsay and it's of course dutifully reported by the NYT. NYT doesn't name its sources, which is almost always the case these days and Bolton and his publisher are adamant they are not the source of this leak, so this is secondhand information. Also, given the amazing timing of the leak it's possible that the leaker is distorting Bolton in order to grind a political axe. I hate to be such a wet blanket over such a good anti-Trump conspiracy theory - I'm just trying to lower expectations for you folks in case this ends up being just the next in a series of anti-Trump bombshells that ended up being duds. It may well be accurate and if so, fine. I'm not investing myself in this though until I see it from the horse's mouth.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-28 12:33 PM | Reply

Actually it was temporarily withholding aid and it still reached the Ukraine by the original Interesting that the lefties who are attacking him over this are some of those who voted against giving the military aid.

#7 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-01-28 01:42 PM | Reply

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