John Bolton & # 39; WILL REFUSE & # 39; to testify at the Donald Trump deposition investigation where he will appear this week
- Former National Security Advisor has been invited to testify on Thursday
- But he is expected to refuse to attend his planned interview with others
- Four White House officials were called up yesterday but were not present
- Impeachment investigation calls witnesses to public hearings next month
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is scheduled to testify Thursday on President Donald Trump's settlement investigation, but will refuse, it is claimed.
Democrats, along with 11 other witnesses, have called on Bolton for interviews in the coming weeks.
The White House and Congress are locked up in a legal battle for the right investigators to enforce witness statements.
But despite reports that Bolton expected, AXIOS reporter Jonathan Swan published the suggestion on Monday evening and tweeted: & Bolton has no plans to testify and nothing has changed in his attitude per source with direct knowledge.
& # 39; The committee can put it on schedule, but people should not be too enthusiastic about it. & # 39;
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Former national security adviser John Bolton speaks with the media in July at the White House in Washington
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When asked whether Bolton should testify, Trump said to reporters on Sunday: & that is up to him and to the lawyers. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; I love John Bolton, I could always get along with him. & # 39;
Democrats are entering a crucial phase of their investigation of accusations, while going to public hearings this month.
This week they called Bolton, along with Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to Capitol Hill. But it remains unclear whether they will participate.
Trump said Monday that there was no reason to call witnesses & # 39; to testify during his telephone conversation with the Ukrainian president.
& # 39; What I said during the telephone conversation with the Ukrainian president is said & # 39; perfect & # 39 ;. There is no reason to call witnesses to analyze my words and meaning. This is just another Democrat Hoax that I had to live with from the day I was elected (and before!). Outrageous !, & # 39; tweeted the president.
Four White House officials were called up yesterday but refused to participate.
The four are leading a parade of officials planning to skip their planned testimony this week on Capitol Hill, while the Democrats are preparing to close the testimony of the closed door and start public hearings in the coming weeks.
It is also a sign of more stonewalling by the Trump administration after a series of witnesses on Capitol Hill revealed new details about the relationship between the US and Ukraine.
The accusation investigation began when a whistleblower marked Trump's call to Zelensky, where he asked the Ukraine to investigate allegations that Joe Biden, as vice-president, destroyed a Ukrainian investigation into Burisma, where Biden & # 39; s son Hunter was on the board from 2014 until earlier this year, and used the threat to withhold US foreign aid.
Biden has denied any misconduct and no charges have been filed against either Biden.
Trump also denied that he did anything wrong and said his call with Zelensky & # 39; perfect & # 39; used to be.
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