Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, has said that House committee chairs and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are in serious discussions to decide if John Bolton should testify before Congress. This is in light of the latest allegations against President Trump in the former White House national security adviser’s forthcoming memoir.
Schiff said he has yet to read the forthcoming book, “The Room Where It Happened.” But he has read the excerpts that have been reported. He hopes to read the book in the coming few days.
“Like the rest of the country, we will look at what allegations like those involving Turkey and other countries, particularly involving China, need to be fleshed out and exposed to the light of day and then we’ll make our decisions,” Schiff said.
“But, you know, we do need I think to expose the length and breadth of this president’s depravity and how much it is endangering the country. So those facts are going to need to come out and we are discussing with the Speaker and my fellow chairs just how to do that,” he added.
Bolton has made multiple new allegations against Donald Trump in his book. One of those allegations is about how the POTUS requested Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assistance in order to win reelection.
Schiff is of the opinion that Bolton should not till the November election if he wants to testify. If lawmakers feel so, they will call him to testify.
When Trump’s impeachment inquiry was going on in the House, Bolton did not testify. He rather threatened to join a lawsuit contesting the House Democrats’ subpoenas seeking his associate’s testimony.