John Bolton, the ex-advisor of U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed the intentions of the American leader to halt the military assistance for Ukraine. The New York Times quoted the former official's book, which has not been released up to date.
"President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens", reads the message.
The book also contains the information on the issues that he could comment on before the Senate - if summoned.
As is known, Trump halted the military assistance to Ukraine before his phone conversation with Ukraine's counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2019; during that conversation, he repeatedly said there's a need to continue the investigation against Burisma, the Ukrainian gas production company. This is the enterprise where Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden used to work; Biden, Sr. is Trump's main rival in the U.S. presidential election in 2020.
Due to the scandal around the conversation between U.S. and Ukraine's leaders, U.S. Congress initiated the procedure of Trump's impeachment. That requires two-thirds of all Senators' votes.