ABC News’ Martha Raddatz has landed the first exclusive interview with John Bolton, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, prior to the publication of his new memoir in which he claims the president committed a number of “Ukraine-like transgressions,” in the words of publisher Simon & Schuster.
The network has scheduled a one-hour primetime special on Sunday, starting at 9 PM ET. Bolton’s book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, is scheduled to be published two days later.
Raddatz, chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, posted a photo on Twitter of the sit-down.
According to ABC News, “Bolton will provide a first-hand account of crucial moments including private meetings in the Oval Office, the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki and the president’s historic meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. For the first time publicly, Bolton will also present his account of the July 25, 2019 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and discuss why he didn’t testify during the president’s impeachment trial.”
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According to a Simon & Schuster news release last week, “Trump’s Ukraine-like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy — and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the Administration to raise alarms about them.”
“What Bolton saw astonished him: a president for whom getting reelected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation,” the release stated.
The interview also will air on Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, ABC News Live Prime and other platforms.
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