Lin-Manuel Miranda on Thursday hit former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonPresident Trump: To know him is to 'No' him Obama highlights Biden's tweet from a year ago warning Trump wasn't ready for pandemic Trump's former Homeland Security adviser on COVID-19: 'We could have saved more lives with a different, faster approach' MORE over not testifying during President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven 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.


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.


House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffIn our 'Bizarro World' of 2020 politics, the left takes a wrong turn Greenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox Hillicon Valley: DOJ accuses Russian hackers of targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections | Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats | House Democrats slam FCC over 'blatant attempt to help' Trump 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 CollinsHouse Judiciary Republicans mockingly tweet 'Happy Birthday' to Hillary Clinton after Barrett confirmation Poll shows deadlocked races for president, Senate seat in Georgia Sunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day 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.