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Bolton opposed Trump's Ukraine call: report

Former White House national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonJohn Kelly called Trump 'the most flawed person' he's ever met: report Bolton: North Korea 'more dangerous now' Demand for Trump-related titles sparks expected record year for political books MORE opposed the phone call between President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally 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 BidenBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally 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 PelosiOn The Money: McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a Senate vote | Pelosi, Mnuchin see progress, but no breakthrough | Trump, House lawyers return to court in fight over financial records Progress, but no breakthrough, on coronavirus relief McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a vote in Senate 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 UnThe foreign policy canyon between Americans over China Blessing for Trump: a campaign devoid of foreign policy Bolton: North Korea 'more dangerous now' MORE will give up his nuclear weapons in a deal with the United States, contradicting Trump's position on the issue.