Washington — Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday that he’s willing to testify in President Trump’s impeachment trial if the Senate subpoenas him.
Bolton has firsthand knowledge of the events at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment, namely efforts to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations that would benefit the president politically. He pushed back against the pressure campaign and at one point likened it to a “drug deal,” according to earlier testimony by other officials.
The former national security adviser’s statement comes a week after a federal judge scrapped a case brought by Charles Kupperman, one of his former aides, to determine whether the House could compel him to testify. Bolton, who had been watching the case, was not formally subpoenaed by the House in the impeachment inquiry, and his lawyer threatened to go to court if he was.
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