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Five things John Bolton revealed on Trump's Asia policy

From trade deal to Xinjiang, tell-all book paints boss as erratic

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton's book "The Room Where It Happened" is scheduled for release on June 23.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- A new memoir by John Bolton, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, made waves this week for its behind-the-scenes accounts depicting the U.S. leader as conducting American diplomacy according to his own whims and interests, notably when it comes to Asian affairs.

Drawing from Bolton's 17 months in the White House as one of the people closest to Trump's foreign policy thinking, "The Room Where It Happened" is due out in days but faces a potential legal blockage by the Trump administration, which has characterized the book as full of falsehoods and spin.

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