John Bolton, a former national security adviser who is a key figure in the scandal and impeachment investigation in Ukraine, has a book deal.
A Bush-era hawk veteran, Trump's third national security adviser, left the White House in September for disagreements with the president. According to the Associated Press, which cites three publishers with negotiation knowledge, it has reached a book deal in recent weeks with Simon & Schuster.
Two officials said the deal was worth about $ 2 million. Bolton is represented by the Javelin Literary Agency, whose clients include former FBI Director James Komi and an anonymous Trump administration official whose November 1
Bolton's name is a common word lately during the House impeachment investigation that focuses on Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate potential 2020 vice president of elections. Joe Biden, a former vice president.
In a transcript of a closed-door interview published on Friday, a former Homeland Security official described Bolton "immediately hardened" as EU ambassador Gordon Sundland blurred out that he had developed a trade deal – a Ukrainian investigation to welcome Oval Office for Ukraine's new President – Trump's acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvey.
Fiona Hill said Bolton later told her, "I'm not part of any drug deal that Sundland and Mulvaney are cooking," and asked her to pass this message on to a White House lawyer. [
A letter from Bolton's attorney to the Chamber's attorney general on Friday said that Bolton was "part of many appropriate meetings and talks" related to the House's impeachment investigation, which are not yet public.
Lawyer, Charles Cooper, suggested
On Saturday, Bloomberg News reported that Bolton was involved in the release of part of the nearly $ 400 million military aid to Ukraine, allegedly frozen as part of quid pro quo with Kiev.
According to a report citing five anonymous sources, "President Donald Trump says he canceled his freeze on aid to Ukraine on September 11, but the State Department allowed the quiet release of $ 141 million … a few days earlier. ".
The report adds: "Shortly before 9 September, Bolton sent a message to the State Department that funding could continue. It's unclear if Bolton, who resigned from work a week later, did so with Trump's approval.
"Bolton's handling of funding strikes White House officials as violating protocol and caught Mutual by surprise."
A spokesman for the White House Office of Management and Budget, a former Mulvani chief, said Bloomberg Bolton could not have acted this way.
Bloomberg stated that the assisted problem could explain the letter from Bolton's lawyer.
Publishers speaking to the Associated Press about the Bolton Book Deal do not know the title or date of issue. Simon and Schuster and Javelin did not comment.
Bolton's 2007 book "Broadcasting is not an option: protecting America at the United Nations and abroad" was published by the conservative Simon & Schuster Threshold Editions.
Appointed in April 2018, Bolton is Trump's third security advisor and is known for advocating for hostilities abroad, a Trump standpoint.
For example, in a speech at the end of September before the Center for Strategic and International Studies, delivered after he left office, Bolton suggested a far more aggressive approach to North Korea's nuclear program than one advocated by Trump, who spoke hotly about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
"Every day that goes by makes North Korea a more dangerous country," Bolton said. "You don't like their behavior today, what do you think it will be when they have nuclear weapons that can be shipped to US cities?"