In former National Security Adviser John Bolton's forthcoming book The Room Where It Happens, Bolton claims Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win re-election. Bolton alleges he pleaded with Xi to purchase American agricultural products like soybeans and wheat to boost his approval in farm-heavy states so he could "ensure he'd win." Additionally, Bolton claims Trump should have been impeached for more than Ukraine, confirming Trump "explicitly linked" the country's security aid to investigating Hunter Biden and the 2016 election, but faulting Democrats for not looking into Trump's avoiding of investigations into Turkey's Halkbank or China's ZTE to avoid upsetting those countries' leaders. "Had Democratic impeachment advocates ... taken the time to inquire more systematically about Trump’s behavior across his entire foreign policy, the impeachment outcome might well have been different," Bolton writes.
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