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Yahoo! ArtsFeb 17, 2020
John Bolton breaks his silence after Trump impeachment: 'I knew what I was getting into'
Former national security adviser scant on details about Ukraine, but says he worries ‘effort to write history' will be censoredJohn Bolton celebrated Presidents' Day by breaking his silence for the first time since Donald Trump's impeachment trial - speaking of his frustrations and teasing the content of his forthcoming book.But when it came to his former boss, the president's former national security adviser was scant on details, hinting that he is restricted in what he can say.Bolton, who left the White House in September following foreign policy disagreements, was interviewed on stage on Monday night at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.It was his first public speech since Trump's impeachment trial where - despite repeated appeals by Democrats for him to testify, and Bolton's stated willingness to do so if subpoenaed - he did not speak to Congress.But following the leak of a draft of his unpublished forthcoming memoir, which reportedly described how Trump told him he wanted to delay US military aid to Ukraine until its government agreed to investigate Democrats, including presidential hopeful Joe Biden, his shadow loomed large over proceedings - which ended in Trump's acquittal.Duke did not allow audio recording or livestreaming at the main event. Interviewer Peter Feaver, a professor of political science and public policy at the university, is understood to have told the audience that the restrictions were due to Bolton's contract.But journalists pr
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