By Duncan Smith
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton, the latest deep state swamp rat fired by President Donald Trump for his globalist ‘attack everyone who ever said anything bad about us’ worldview, has taken the unprecedented step of writing a book about an administration that is still in power.
But unfortunately for him, it may never see print — at least, not for a while.
The administration has filed a lawsuit halting the publication of Bolton’s manuscript because it currently contains highly classified information and has not yet been fully vetted.
That isn’t stopping Bolton from moving ahead, however, regardless of how much it hurts the country or, of course, the president.
But already there is controversy.
During testimony before the Senate on Wednesday, the administration’s top trade official, Robert Lighhizer, blasted Bolton’s claim that the president asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help him win reelection by purchasing agricultural products, calling it “absolutely untrue.”
The Washington Examiner notes further:
Asked by Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, whether the story excerpted in a forthcoming tell-all by President Trump’s former national security adviser was accurate, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer denied the allegation.
“There was a meeting in on the outskirts of the G-20, in Osaka between the president and President Xi, and I was in that meeting,” Lighthizer said during a Senate hearing Wednesday. “Absolutely untrue. Never happened,” Lighthizer said of the allegation. “I was there. I’ve no recollection of that ever happening. I don’t believe it’s true. I don’t believe it ever happened.”
He continued: “I don’t want you to think I’m being deceptive. I said what meeting I was at, and this never happened at it. For sure.”
Bolton’s book claims that during a one-on-one meeting at the June 2019 Group of 20 summit in Japan, Trump “turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election, alluding to China's economic capability to affect the ongoing campaigns, pleading with Xi to ensure he'd win.”
'He stressed the importance of farmers, and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome. I would print Trump's exact words but the government's prepublication review process has decided otherwise,' Bolton writes.
No wonder the White House wants to continue vetting the book for intel violations.
It should be noted that Trump has moved the economic needle the furthest away from China and the closest towards the United States than any president since corporate America and its Left-and-Right establishment began sending jobs and investment billions to China in the 1980s and 1990s.
Bolton is from that ‘old school’ of establishment types. Now he’s written a book making claims that are already being refuted.
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