Bolton's team may have leaked the information themselves while using the media as unwitting tools to juice their book sales

The Times further claimed Bolton had shared a manuscript of his forthcoming book with "close associates" -- prompting Bolton's team to deny the claim, and assert that the National Security Council's [NSC's] review process of pending manuscripts is "corrupted" and prone to leaks.
A "pre-publication review" at the NSC, which functions as the White House's national security forum, is standard for any former government officials who held security clearances and publicly write or speak publicly about their official work. The review typically would focus on ferreting out any classified or sensitive material in advance of publication, and could take from days to months.
Trump fired back on Twitter on Sunday to refute Bolton's claims, saying he "NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens." Trump went on to accuse Bolton of trying to "sell a book," noting that Bolton did not complain publicly or privately about the aid holdup "at the time of his very public termination."

The New York Times is reporting that John Bolton’s book will implicate el Presidente as tying military aid to Ukraine to investigating the Bidens.

Here we go:
President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton.
The president’s statement as described by Mr. Bolton could undercut a key element of his impeachment defense: that the holdup in aid was separate from Mr. Trump’s requests that Ukraine announce investigations into his perceived enemies, including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden, who had worked for a Ukrainian energy firm while his father was in office.
Mr. Bolton’s explosive account of the matter at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, the third in American history, was included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates. He also sent a draft to the White House for a standard review process for some current and former administration officials who write books.
Multiple people described Mr. Bolton’s account of the Ukraine affair.
I can see people are crapping on this because it’s from the New York Times, but it kinda fits with what we’ve heard out of Bolton, right? There’s that quote about Giuliani’s “drug deal,” which also could be complete bunk.
Anyway the Dems are POUNCING on this report to demand Bolton’s testimony for the trial:

Update – here’s Schumer’s tweet:
So we shall see if this report is true, and what comes out of it.
This is very interesting. Bolton’s spokesperson isn’t denying the report, but implying that if there was any leak from the book, it would have to come from the White House?! Or maybe the NSC, which doesn’t really like Trump:

I dunno. What do you make of that? Is that a roundabout way of denying the report? If so, why not just deny it? Honestly, I’m not sure what to make of Bolton since his exit from the administration…
And now a statement from Bolton’s lawyer:

Curioser and curiouser.

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