Analysis: Bolton Isn’t Testifying In Impeachment Inquiry Due To $2M Book Deal

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John Bolton is not keen on testifying in the impeachment probe. He also recently signed a $2 million book deal.

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is working hard to avoid testifying in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry — despite having described Trump administration officials’ Ukraine dealings as a “drug deal” of which he wanted no part.

But a new detail might shed light on why Bolton — ever the conservative war hawk and defender of the rule of law — is keen on keeping secret the “many relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed in the testimonies thus far,” as his attorney described to House investigators.

The Washington Post noted that Bolton recently signed a $2 million book deal, as reported by The Associated Press — and that is two million reasons to keep what he knows under wraps.

The AP report indicated that Simon & Schuster declined to comment on the deal but publishing officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the title and release date remain unknown.

Whether Bolton will unload his knowledge of President Donald Trump’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine before impeachment proceedings wrap up remains to be seen. In the meantime, The Post noted, “Bolton is helping to thwart the rule of law in the United States by helping a secretive administration avoid accountability.”

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