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UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell-all book battles

The White House fight with former national security adviser John Bolton is the latest chapter in a lengthy history of Washington book battles, yet it will likely define future cases …

UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Trump attempted to use military aid to pressure Ukraine on political investigations, Bolton says

For months, as the nation was convulsed by the impeachment of President Donald Trump, his critics held out hope that the congressional proceedings would unearth a high-level witness with first-person …

UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Trump asked China’s Xi to help him win reelection, according to Bolton book

President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 U.S. election, telling Xi during a summit dinner last year that increased agricultural purchases by Beijing …

UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Trump administration sues to stop release of Bolton book

The Trump administration sued former national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday to stop the publication of a book that the White House says contains classified information.

Bolton plans June release for book about time in White House

WASHINGTON – John Bolton is forging ahead with plans to publish a memoir about his time in President Donald Trump’s White House and is in negotiations with network television channels …

John Bolton book again delayed, this time to June 23

John Bolton’s book has again been delayed, according to listings on and Barnes & Noble, both of which say “What Happened In the Room” has been pushed back from …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Trump defenders: Ukraine trade no grounds for impeachment

In a striking shift from President Donald Trump’s claims of “perfect” dealings with Ukraine, his defense asserted Wednesday at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

GOP doesn’t have votes to block witnesses, McConnell says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told senators privately he does not yet have the votes to block new witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial

Report: Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to Biden probe

President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor says Trump wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it launched political investigations into his Democratic rivals.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Monday that he is “prepared to testify” if he is subpoenaed by the Senate in its impeachment trial of President Donald …

Schumer calls for Mulvaney, Bolton testimony in impeachment trial

The top Senate Democrat on Sunday called for subpoenaing several senior Trump administration officials who have yet to testify in the House’s impeachment probe as witnesses for President Donald Trump’s …

AP sources: Former Trump adviser John Bolton has a book deal

AP sources: Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Bolton willing to defy White House and testify in impeachment inquiry if court clears the way, sources say

Former national security adviser John Bolton is willing to defy the White House and testify in the House impeachment inquiry about his alarm at the Ukraine pressure campaign if a …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Diplomat: Bolton cautioned him about Giuliani and Ukraine

A State Department foreign service officer will tell House impeachment investigators Wednesday former national security adviser John Bolton cautioned him that Rudy Giuliani “was a key voice with the president …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Vivid details emerge on Ukraine as impeachment quickens

The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine.

Trudy Rubin: Trump failing at solo diplomacy

“The U.S. government has a number of highly experienced, deeply talented people, but Trump has said he can do it better alone. That is the bet he has placed.” That …

Iran urges U.S. to ‘put warmongers aside’ after Bolton firing

Iran’s president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to “put warmongers aside” as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

President Donald Trump has abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Bolton sidelined from Afghanistan policy as his standing with Trump falters

As the president’s top aides prepared for a high-stakes meeting on the future of Afghanistan earlier this month, one senior official was not on the original invite list: national security …

UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

In UAE, Trump’s adviser warns Iran of ‘very strong response’

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser warned Iran on Wednesday that any attacks in the Persian Gulf will draw a “very strong response” from the U.S., taking a hard-line approach …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

The Trump administration is stepping up its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela – three countries that national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday called the ‘three stooges of socialism’

No olives? Putin pokes fun at U.S. seal amid arms pact dispute

Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the official seal of the United States while hosting U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Tuesday, saying he wondered if the American …

Marc A. Thiessen: It’s not the job of Cabinet officials to be a ‘check’ on the president

In the wake of President Trump’s decision to appoint John Bolton as his national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, a consistent criticism has emerged: Trump will …

Trump turns to Fox News as he casts staffers for West Wing

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities. Trump’s new national security …

UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018

Trump is staffing – or casting– from Fox

President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities.

Bolton’s appointment comes at sensitive time for China ties

Foreign policy hard-liner John Bolton’s appointment as U.S. national security adviser comes at a particularly sensitive time for relations with Beijing following President Donald Trump’s approval of new tariffs on …

Ex-ambassador Bolton suggests Russian election hacks were ‘false flag’ by Obama administration

John Bolton, a former U.N. ambassador reportedly being considered for deputy secretary of state in the Trump administration, said Sunday that reports of Russian interference in the presidential election may …