The Trump administration is putting endeavors to halt the publication of a damaging new book by a former national security adviser.
John Bolton had mentioned several allegations. He said Donald Trump had requested help from China to win re-election in 2020.
The book named ‘The Room Where It Happened’ is likely to go on sale on 23rd June. In the book, John Bolton explained the story of a president who wants to win the presidency again and makes decisions accordingly.
The Justice Department has filed an emergency order as it seeks to halt the release on national security grounds.
Constitutional experts said that the US media have already published extracts.
On the other hand, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Many of the ridiculous statements he attributes to me were never made, pure fiction,” “Just trying to get even for firing him like the sick puppy he is!”
Bolton’s book, which is getting terrible reviews, is a compilation of lies and made up stories, all intended to make me look bad. Many of the ridiculous statements he attributes to me were never made, pure fiction. Just trying to get even for firing him like the sick puppy he is!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2020
According to the international news agency, the book mentioned allegations including the following.
- President Trump sought help from Chinese President Xi Jinping to win the 2020 vote, stressing the “importance of farmers and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome”
- He also said China’s construction of internment camps in the Xinjiang region was the “right thing to do”
- President Trump was willing to intervene in criminal investigations “to, in effect, give personal favors to dictators he liked”. Mr. Bolton said Mr. Trump was willing to assist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a case involving a Turkish company
- The US leader said invading Venezuela would be “cool” and that the South American nation was “really part of the United States”
- President Trump was unaware the UK was a nuclear power and once asked a senior aide if Finland was part of Russia