The New York Times got its hands on the draft manuscript of former National Security Advisor John Bolton's upcoming book, which confirms that crime family boss Donald "I Want You To Do Me A Favor, Though" Trump tried to extort Ukraine into announcing an "investigation" into the Bidens:
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to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton.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.
Mr. Bolton’s explosive account of the matter at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, the third in American history, was included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates. He also sent a draft to the White House for a standard review process for some current and former administration officials who write books.
Between the revelations coming from former Rudy "Colludy" Giuliani's "associate" Lev Parnas and this, hopes that the rotted- out Republican leaders in the Senate and Trump's band of bumbling lawyers may have had of shutting the impeachment trial down without one of many un- exploded "hand grenades" going off in their laps are gone. We hear Sen. Susan Collins is very concerned.Multiple people described Mr. Bolton’s account of the Ukraine affair.