ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES MARTHA RADDATZ WILL HAVE THE FIRST EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BOLTON ON HIS MEMOIR DESCRIBING HIS EXPERIENCE WORKING IN PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ADMINISTRATION
The Prime-Time One-Hour Special, 'The Room Where It Happened: ABC News Exclusive Interview with John Bolton,' Will Air Sunday, June 21, on ABC
ABC News announced today that chief global affairs correspondent and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" co-anchor Martha Raddatz will have the first exclusive interview with John Bolton, former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, on his new book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir." The one-hour prime-time special, "The Room Where It Happened: ABC News Exclusive Interview with John Bolton," will air Sunday, June 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
The 592-page memoir and exclusive interview will take readers and viewers inside the decision-making process at the Trump White House. Bolton will provide a first-hand account of crucial moments including private meetings in the Oval Office, the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki and the president's historic meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. For the first time publicly, Bolton will also present his account of the July 25, 2019, phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and discuss why he didn't testify during the president's impeachment trial.
Ambassador Bolton was the national security advisor to President Trump from April 2018 to September 2019. He held high-level positions in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. He also served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006.
Raddatz has covered national security, foreign policy and politics for ABC News for decades, reporting from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and conflict zones around the world. She co-moderated the Democratic and Republican primary presidential debates on ABC, as well as a presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016 and moderated the vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in 2012.
John Bolton's book "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir" will be released on June 23, 2020, by Simon & Schuster.
The interview will also air across ABC News including on "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir," "Nightline," "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," "ABC News Live Prime," ABCNews.com, GoodMorningAmerica.com, ABC News Audio and ABC NewsOne.