WASHINGTON, D.C.— In response to reports that John Bolton’s forthcoming book includes his assertion that Donald Trump clearly indicated that aid to Ukraine should be withheld pending Ukraine’s investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden, PFAW Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:
“John Bolton’s claims stand in direct opposition to the position Donald Trump’s lawyers have taken in the president’s defense and would represent absolute confirmation of the abuse of power committed by Trump. If Senate Republican leadership refuses to allow Bolton to be called to testify under oath in Trump’s impeachment trial and to provide relevant documents, that would take their efforts to cover up Trump’s wrongdoing to unfathomable heights. There can be no excuse for refusing to call witnesses in this trial now that the existence of this incriminating evidence is known. The American people deserve to know what John Bolton knows.”
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