Trump Responds To Bolton’s Comments, Unleashes Fury In Statement

President Trump has responded to leaked comments from former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton, claiming he absolutely tied Ukrainian foreign aid to their investigating Joe Biden.

Bolton’s claims have fanned Democratic flames as these are the same charges the lawmakers are bringing against the president.

Still, Trump is attesting to his own innocence.

“I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens. In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination,” Trump said in a series of tweets.

“If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book,” he claimed.

“With that being said, the transcripts of my calls with President Zelensky are all the proof that is needed, in addition to the fact that President Zelensky & the Foreign Minister of Ukraine said there was no pressure and no problems,” the president continued.

Adding: “Additionally, I met with President Zelensky at the United Nations. (Democrats said I never met) and released the military aid to Ukraine without any conditions or investigations – and far ahead of schedule. I also allowed Ukraine to purchase Javelin anti-tank missiles. My Administration has done far more than the previous Administration.”

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The president also added, “READ THE TRANSCRIPTS!” and demand House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to release the IG report without any changes.

Trump also retweeted the following:

Schumer was quick to take to the leaked comments before a room of reporters and demand Republicans respond.

“This is stunning. It goes right to the heart of the charges against the president,” he said. “Ambassador John Bolton essentially confirms that the president committed the offenses charged in the first article of impeachment.”

Despite the president’s comments, some Senate Republicans seem more open to hearing from additional witnesses.

The Hill reports:

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) added in a statement that Bolton’s allegations “strengthen the case” for witnesses.

“The reports about John Bolton’s book strengthen the case for witness and have prompted a number of conversations among my colleagues,” Collins said in a statement.

A group of GOP senators, including Romney and Collins, worked to get the language in the rules resolution that guaranteed a midtrial vote on whether or not witnesses would be allowed.

According to the report, Republican Senator Mitt Romney has also expressed it is “increasingly likely” for there to be enough republicans to side with Democratic members to vote in favor of hearing more witnesses.

The Hill adds: “If they are successful, both sides would be expected to make motions for specific individuals, and the Senate would have to vote on each individual moton.”