Former White House national security adviser John Bolton opposed the phone call between President Trump 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.

{mosads}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 Biden 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 Pelosi (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 Un will give up his nuclear weapons in a deal with the United States, contradicting Trump’s position on the issue.

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