Attorney General Bill Barr Completely Shreds NY Times’ Claim About John Bolton Book; Here’s What He Said

(Tea Party PAC) – Over the weekend, everyone’s favorite liberal rag, the New York Times, released a piece that claimed a leaked portion of former national security adviser John Bolton’s book said that Bolton was told not to release funds to Ukraine unless they opened up investigations into Democrats like Joe Biden.

President Trump immediately came out denying this claim and stated it was merely to sell books. Well, it seems the NY Times is on the warpath against the president, as they published another piece on Monday evening stating that Bolton privately told Attorney General Bill Barr last year that he was worried the president was basically granting personal favors to autocrats in Turkey and China.

Barr has come forward and obliterated that claim.

Here’s more from BizPacReview:

Monday evening, the New York Times published a report claiming former national security adviser John Bolton “privately told Attorney General Bill Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leaders of Turkey and China.” It is not clear what “personal favors” Bolton was alleging.

The Times, some would say in apparent coordination with Bolton’s book publicists, have rolled out the latest claim based on anonymous accounts regarding his controversial, as-yet-unpublished book manuscript. President Trump himself tweeted his denial of a Sunday article in the newspaper based on the purported manuscript, saying, “If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book.”

The book’s title is to be: “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.” It so happened that Amazon opened the Bolton memoir for pre-release purchases on Sunday, simultaneous to that first NY Times article.

Sunday’s bombshell story was that Trump told Bolton he “wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens.”

The latest allegation related by the paper is that Bolton spoke to Barr about his interactions with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Xi Jinping, the leaders of Turkey and China. The article claimed the Attorney General that he was similarly concerned about the president creating “the appearance that he had undue influence over what would typically be independent inquiries.”

According to the Times …

Mr. Bolton wrote in the manuscript that Mr. Barr singled out Mr. Trump’s conversations with Mr. Xi about the Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE, which agreed in 2017 to plead guilty and pay heavy fines for violating American sanctions on doing business with North Korea, Iran and other countries. A year later, Mr. Trump lifted the sanctions over objections from his own advisers and Republican lawmakers.

Mr. Barr also cited remarks Mr. Trump made to Mr. Erdogan in 2018 about the investigation of Halkbank, Turkey’s second-largest state-owned bank. The Justice Department was scrutinizing Halkbank on fraud and money-laundering charges for helping Iran evade sanctions imposed by the Treasury Department.

Monday evening, the Department of Justice disputed the characterization of the reported exchange between Bolton and Barr. In a statement, a DOJ spokesman said that the DOJ has not reviewed the manuscript, but that there was never a discussion about “personal favors” or “undue influence” between the two officials.

Barr’s spokesperson, Kerri Kupec wrote that “If this is truly what Mr. Bolton has written, then it seems he is attributing to Attorney General Barr his own current views–views with which Attorney General Barr does not agree.”

The articles about the Bolton manuscript have intensified calls by Democrats for Bolton to testify in the impeachment trial.

On Monday, Alan Dershowitz, one of the president’s attorneys, spoke at length before the Senate and lambasted Democrats for their extremely weak case for impeachment. He addressed the Bolton claims by saying: “Nothing in the Bolton revelations, even if true, would rise to the level of an abuse of power, or an impeachable offense. That is clear from the history. That is clear from the language of the Constitution. You cannot turn conduct that is not impeachable into impeachable conduct simply by using terms like ‘quid pro quo’ and ‘personal benefit.”

It really seems like the radical left in America is pulling out all of the stops right now, hoping beyond hope they can somehow have Trump removed from office and not have to deal with him in the 2020 presidential election.

The timing of this whole fiasco with Bolton seems too well timed to be coincidence. The left really and truly feels threatened by Trump and know they cannot defeat him in a fair election, which is why they are attempting to win by sabotage.

Hopefully, this all backfires in their faces.

Source: bizpacreview.com/2020/01/28/bill-barr-refutes-ny-times-bolton-book-claim-he-discussed-personal-favors-for-erdogan-xi-jinping-880247

24 COMMENTS

  1. Desperate dems. Bolton was and is a war monger and got pissy when President Trump did not agree with him. He is showing his true, low life, low character colors.

  2. I fully agree with Jim, the New York resident; very well said Jim, I specially like, i.e. “…if the Senate does not dispatch with this non-sense by House Democrats, it will become part of the problem rather than the solution”.

  3. Just for the record: In regard to Ukraine and the leftist liberal clan; why they all forgot the phone conversation between Victoria Nuland and frm Amb to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt when Nuland said F…..* Europe-it was heard over an open hot mice and Germany and Europe…was furious?

    Why all the foreign policy ‘hot shots’ of the previous admn (Obama cabal) skillfully avoid the fact that they lost Crimea to Russia without even one bullit being used from Putin?
    It’s annoying to hear all the hydrocephalus Dems talking abt not supporting Ukraine with Javelins etc. Every single one of the entire group of ‘managers,’ is totally ignorant of foreign policy and like clowns, take the stand during this sham procedure and have the audacity to lying to the American people posing as experts. Totally illiterate idiots!

  4. Democrat party have the wrong name Nazi Communist party are the right name, the purpose from the beginning where to slowly make America colony again governed by world banking seated in Berlin with Black Mamba snake’s many heads but one body World Nazi radical Globalists with Rotskhild and Soros at the helm. Democrat party doesn’t belong in USA but in Cuba or North Korea working in their mines.

  5. USA is a divided country in so many ways, but whenever have we not been? What’s so good about a democracy is that the majority rules.

    • We live in a Republic. The founders hated democracies and went to great lengths to avoid one. Democrats and the media are making young people believe we have a democracy. The ignorant use that word without realizing what they do.

  6. Bolton is a man of no Honor! Again, the President was right by removing Bolton and others, any President need to have around him those who he can trust and of course, is clear that everything indicates that Bolton’s comments are very timely.

    • We do not know what Bolton wrote. We know what the proven liars in the media say. I’ll hold opinion after facts and context.

  7. Since those comments, the NSC has said there are security issues with the book, they cannot release it for publication until they go thru it and redact the high security issues which are said to be quite a few. So we will have to see.

  8. I hope the Dems have a good reason to be scared. I’m going to be terribly disappointed if there are not a boatload of Obama administration folks sent to prison, including President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

  9. It should backfire. Trump has been investigated so much that he must be clean as a Whistle. They are tying up the house and the Senate and wasting so much taxpayer money that could be used constructively. Vote them all out!!!

  10. Who believes anything NYT even prints anymore?!!! Who knows what’s in Bolton’s Book, I doubt very much that the NYT knows!!! They are just making stuff up at this point and hoping that the people fall for it….

  11. I have been a resident of New York all my life. I am well-educated and street savvy. I am pretty good at spotting liars and con jobs. The House Democrats are con men and women. Their treason and hoax has been in the works since before President Trump assumed his Presidency and no one not Mueller, Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, NYT, WAPO, MSM could pin a scintilla of impeachable offense on President Trump. The enduring aspects of this hoax speaks loudly to the lack of substance. If the Senate does not dispatch with this nonsense by House Democrats, it will become part of the problem rather than the solution.

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