'Lies' by a 'traitor': Mike Pompeo lambasts John Bolton for new book

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 19, 2020, 07:48 AM(IST)

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Bolton 'is spreading a number of lies, fully-spun half-truths and outright falsehoods', Pompeo said 

The Trump administration continued lambasting former National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton for his memoir as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called him a "liar" and "traitor".

Bolton "is spreading a number of lies, fully-spun half-truths and outright falsehoods," the secretary of state said in a statement.

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"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."

Also read | Bolton says Trump unfit for office as book alleges sweeping misdeeds

'The Room Where It Happened' is due to be released on Tuesday and excerpts of it are released in several US publications, which are making sensational claims on US President Donald Trump.

The excerpts said that Pompeo, one of the rare aides who never clashed publicly with Trump, disparaged him in private.

Other claims said that Trump urged China to help him get re-elected, supported Beijing's efforts for the mass incarceration of Muslim Uighurs, among others. 

Trump in multiple tweets on Thursday described Bolton as a "wacko" and his book as a "compilation of lies and made up stories".

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The Trump administration on Friday will go to court to block the publication of the book on the grounds that it contains classified information. 
 

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