US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Thursday called John Bolton a traitor. The former national security adviser to Trump’s administration is said to release his new book which allegedly contains some deep revelations about the Donald Trump’s administration.
Mike Pompeo says he has not read the book but from excerpts published, John Bolton is spewing ‘a number of lies’
It is both sad and dangerous that John Bolton’s final public role is that of a traitor who damaged America by violating his sacred trust with its people. To our friends around the world: you know that President @realDonaldTrump's America is a force for good in the world.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 19, 2020
“I’ve not read the book, but from the excerpts I’ve seen published, John Bolton is spreading a number of lies, fully spun half truths and outright falsehoods. It is both sad and dangerous that John Bolton’s final public role is that of a traitor who damaged America by violating his sacred trust with his people” Mr Mike Pompeo said.
He made his comments as the White House works to halt the release of John Bolton’s new book. From the excerpts of the book, the former national security adviser alleges that President Trump has requested the assistance of China in his bid to win the 2020 general elections.
Also in the book, a copy of which has been obtained by CNN alleges that Mike Pompeo privately assailed Donald Trump during negotiations with North Korea. John Bolton went on to describe a meeting between President Trump and supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un in which the latter blamed worrying relations between his country and the United States on the actions of prior administrations
Pompeo continued “to our friends around the world, you know that president president Trump’s America is a force for good in the world”
In a court filing by Trump’s administration to block the book from being released, justice department asked District Court Judge Royce Lamberth for an emergency order to halt John Bolton’s book from being released arguing it contained ‘potentially damaging national security details’