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Bolton appears to implicate Trump by suggesting there was a quid pro quo.
Trump's repudiation according to Politico:
“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. If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book,” the president wrote online.
“With that being said,” Trump continued, “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.”
Trump went on to cite his first face-to-face meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the United Nations in September, and asserted that he “released the military aid to Ukraine without any conditions or investigations - and far ahead of schedule.”
The president also referenced the State Department’s approval in October of a new sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, writing that “My Administration has done far more than the previous Administration.”
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