Bolton opposed Trump's Ukraine call: report

Former White House national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by AdvaMed — House panel delays impeachment vote until Friday Senate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Conservative group hits White House with billboard ads: 'What is Trump hiding?' MORE opposed the phone call between President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the center of an impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats, NBC News reported Monday.

Three current and former administration officials told the network that Bolton was opposed to the call because he was concerned Trump wasn’t coordinating with advisers on what to say and might air personal grievances.

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Officials reportedly noted that Bolton did not listen in on the call.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

In the conversation on July 25, Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Media organization fights Trump administration over Ukraine documents FOIA Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers MORE and his son Hunter Biden.

A partial transcript of the call released by the White House last week confirmed the request from Trump.

The call gained attention following reports of a whistleblower complaint from within the intelligence community that focused on it.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Sherrod Brown backs new North American trade deal: 'This will be the first trade agreement I've ever voted for' Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Turf war derails push on surprise medical bills | Bill would tax e-cigarettes to pay for anti-vaping campaign | .5M ad blitz backs vulnerable Dems on drug prices MORE (D-Calif.) formally launched an impeachment inquiry last Tuesday and committee chairs have already begun requesting related documents.

Bolton was ousted as national security adviser last month amid policy disagreement with Trump.

In his first public speech since leaving the administration, he said on Monday that he does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnDemocrats approve two articles of impeachment against Trump in Judiciary vote Protesters destroy portraits of US ambassador in South Korea North Korea accuses US of 'hostile provocation' in missile test criticism MORE will give up his nuclear weapons in a deal with the United States, contradicting Trump's position on the issue.