Donald Trump sought Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s help to win the 2020 presidential election during a private meeting in June 2019, former national security adviser John Bolton has claimed.
The allegation was among a series of bombshell claims made in a new book by Mr Bolton, who the US president fired in September after 17 months in the White House job.
According to an excerpt published in the New York Times, Mr Trump also expressed a willingness to halt criminal investigations to give “personal favours to dictators he liked”.
The White House has yet to respond the claims.
They are part of a book that the US government launched legal action to block, claiming it contains classified information and its publication could compromise national security.
It comes just four months after the Republican-controlled Senate voted to acquit Trump on charges brought by the Democratic-led House of Representatives stemming from his dealings with Ukraine.
That was only the third time in US history that a president has been impeached.
Source : Sky News