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‘I’ll Be Discussing This With The Speaker‘: Adam Schiff Suggests Democrats May Investigate Bolton Claims Against Trump



House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff left the door open to investigations into President Trump based on the allegations made in John Bolton’s new book.

The California Democrat, who was the lead manager in the Ukraine-related impeachment trial against Trump, told CBS News the other party leaders would be “discussing” whether Bolton’s claims warranted additional inquiries.

“I’ll be discussing this with the speaker and with my fellow chairs about what next steps may be necessary,” he said Thursday on This Morning. “We haven’t had a chance to read the book. Only excerpts. So I’ll want to look deeply into the allegations and have a chance to confer about what the Congress should do about what John Bolton has to say at this very belated moment.”

In one of the leaks from Bolton’s book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, which is scheduled to be released next week, the former national security adviser alleged that the president sought reelection help from Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

“He stressed the importance of farmers, and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome. I would print Trump’s exact words but the government’s prepublication review process has decided otherwise,” Bolton wrote.

In response to that claim, Schiff said it was a “perfect parallel” to what Trump “did with Ukraine, which was subjugate the country’s interest to his own politic… (Read more)

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