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Bolton's lawyer says he is 'not willing to appear voluntarily' before House investigators

After former National Security Adviser John Bolton received a letter from Democrats asking him to give a deposition before House impeachment investigators next month, his lawyer responded by saying he is "not willing to appear voluntarily," The New York Times reports.

Bolton's appearance is being requested, and he was not subpoenaed, the Times reports. Two other White House officials — National Security Council legal adviser John Eisenberg and his deputy Michael Ellis — received similar letters on Wednesday.

Bolton, who left the Trump administration in September, reportedly expressed concerns earlier this year over President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani being so involved with Ukraine policy.