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Jim Jordan: Bolton Book 'Doesn't Alter' Impeachment Trial

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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By    |   Monday, 27 January 2020 11:06 AM

Former national security adviser John Bolton's upcoming book and its reported claims on President Donald Trump and aid to Ukraine "doesn't alter" anything in the impeachment case against him, Rep. Jim Jordan said Monday.

"First of all, you've got someone telling The New York Times what supposedly John Bolton's manuscript says, so that's going to change everything?" the Ohio Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "I mean, I just don't buy that because it doesn't alter in any way the fundamental facts, the facts that have been clear from the get-go."

He pointed to the White House's record of the July call between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zalenskiy, saying that there was "no quid pro quo in the transcript."

"Both individuals on the call have repeatedly said there was no linkage, there was no pressure, no linkage between security assistance dollars and any type of investigation," said Jordan. "You have the fundamental fact that the Ukrainians didn't know aid was held at the time of the call, and most importantly, they took no action."

He added that it is known that when Bolton met with Trump on Aug. 27, the topic of linking security dollars with a Ukraine investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden "never came up."

Jordan also said he still does not believe the Senate should call in witnesses for its impeachment trial of Trump, "not based on all of the assumptions, presumptions, and hearsay, and some anonymous source telling The New York Times about some draft manuscript when the facts never changed."

The president's State of the Union speech will also "definitely" take place next Tuesday, said Jordan, and Trump will "do another great job, as he's done in the previous State of the Unions."

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Former national security adviser John Bolton's upcoming book and its reported claims on President Donald Trump and aid to Ukraine "doesn't alter" anything in the impeachment case against him, Rep. Jim Jordan said Monday.
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