The timing of the John Bolton book leak could not be worse for Trump's legal team - 2020-01-27
Months after not being called to testify at the impeachment trial, John Bolton drops a bomb in a book that previews what his testimony would be if called.
In that book, he confirms the House's core allegations and then some. Per the Times, Bolton writes that Trump "wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens."
Bolton actually provided the White House with this draft a few weeks ago, meaning that the White House (and presumably its lawyers) knew this would eventually emerge.