Lin-Manuel Miranda on Thursday hit former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonTrump envoy says US ready to talk to North Korea but rebukes Pyongyang counterpart Why Trump can't make up his mind on China The benefits of American disinterest in world affairs MORE over not testifying during President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE's impeachment proceedings, pointing out the similarity between the title of Bolton's forthcoming memoir and a "Hamilton" lyric.

Miranda tweaked lyrics from his blockbuster Broadway musical to accuse Bolton of using the "song title to write a cash-in book when they could have testified before Congress." 

“The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” set for release Tuesday, has made headlines for its scathingly negative portrait of Trump.

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Miranda also linked to a website to volunteer with Fair Fight, the voting rights organization launched by Stacey Abrams. 

Bolton last year declined to testify during the impeachment inquiry, which looked into whether Trump threatened to withhold military assistance to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into the president’s political foes. The former national security adviser, who was ousted from the White House in September, said he would testify pursuant to a subpoena if a court ordered his testimony, an option that House Democrats chose not to pursue.

Bolton has faced widespread criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike this week after the first excerpts of his memoir were published on Wednesday. The book alleges that Trump asked for Chinese President Xi Jinping's assistance in winning reelection, interfered in the justice system to curry favor with world leaders and was unfamiliar with basic facts of history and geography.

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats hit Trump for handling of Russian bounty allegations after White House briefing Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November Democrats face tough questions with Bolton MORE (D-Calif.) slammed Bolton for not testifying during the impeachment proceedings.

He tweeted Wednesday that “Bolton may be an author, but he’s no patriot.”

GOP Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsSen. Loeffler opposes WNBA Black Lives Matter plan Senate outlook slides for GOP Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle MORE (Ga.), who is running for the Senate and served as a leading figure in the GOP's opposition to impeachment, tweeted Wednesday: "$2 million. Apparently that’s all it took for John Bolton to sell off what little credibility he had left."

 

Trump and his aides have forcefully denied the allegations in Bolton’s book.

"He was a washed-up guy. I gave him a chance. He couldn’t get Senate confirmed so I gave him a non-Senate confirmed position where I could just put him there, see how he worked," the president said Wednesday evening, dismissing Bolton as a liar.

Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters that the memoir is "full of classified information, which is inexcusable."

The Department of Justice is currently suing Bolton in an effort to prevent the book's publication.