By Duncan Smith

White House economic adviser Peter Navarro is the latest White House official to push back against claims by former National Security Advisor John Bolton that President Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for help during the upcoming 2020 election.

'I never heard that. I was in the room,' Navarro told CNN Sunday, echoing remarks by U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer last week.

The Epoch Times adds more:

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Sunday said he was in the room with President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping when they met, but never heard the U.S. president ask for China's help in winning re-election.

Navarro told CNN's 'State of the Union' that the explosive allegation made in a book by former national security adviser John Bolton was 'just silly' given how tough Trump had been on China and its unfair trade practices. …

Bolton should face consequences—including potentially time in prison—for using 'highly classified information' throughout the book, Navarro said.

We would agree, especially if Bolton put classified information in his book like the administration believes he did. After all, if any ordinary American had done that, he or she would feel the full wrath of the Justice Department.

In any event, Bolton — who is normally hated by the Left-wing Washington establishment press — is the latest flavor of the month after ‘turning’ on Trump.

Once his book comes out and largely flops, the media will go back to hating the long-time GOP politico as if nothing had happened.

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