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Trump’s defense team failed at their most important job

Jen Psaki
 

By Jen Psaki (original source CNN)

“On Monday, President Donald Trump’s defense team failed at their most important job — making a clear and compelling argument that there was no need to hear from former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

On Sunday night, just hours before the White House counsel was set to deliver the second day of opening arguments, an explosive story broke in The New York Times — providing details from John Bolton’s forthcoming book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.” The book appears to undercut Trump’s main argument — that his decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine and his request for an investigation into the Bidens were wholly independent of each other.

Shortly after the story broke, Trump responded on Twitter, ‘I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens… If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book.'”

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