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House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that allegations from John Bolton's new book that President Trump was willing to alter trade policies on China in exchange for help with his re-election bid are a "perfect echo of his misconduct with Ukraine."

Flashback: During the closing arguments of Trump's impeachment trial in February, Schiff — the House's lead impeachment manager — famously said on the Senate floor: "He will not change and you know it. What are the odds if left in office that he will continue trying to cheat? I will tell you: 100%."

The big picture: Revelations from the former national security adviser's book have rocked the White House. Trump tweeted that the book is "made up of lies & fake stories" from a "disgruntled boring fool," and he's suggested that Bolton may be prosecuted for publishing classified information.

  • In addition to corroborating the Ukraine allegations that led to Trump's impeachment, Bolton's book also claimed that Trump encouraged Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2019 to continue building detainment camps for the country's Uighur Muslim minority.
  • “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my White House tenure that wasn’t driven by re-election calculations,” writes Bolton, who accused House Democrats of committing "impeachment malpractice" by limiting their investigation to Trump's pressure campaign against Ukraine.

What Schiff is saying:

"We warned during the trial that you could only count on Donald Trump to do what's right for him, not what's right for the country. And John Bolton says that is exactly this president's pattern and practice, that he didn't see a significant national foreign policy decision made on any other basis than the president's personal and political re-election interest."
"We made the case when we were urging his testimony in the Senate that the senators would one day have to explain why they didn't want to hear from him when they had the opportunity. Those that haven't run away from the camera have explained — Trump is guilty. They found him guilty, the House proved him guilty, but they weren't prepared to do anything about it."

What to watch: Schiff and other Democrats wanted to see the former Trump adviser testify on Ukraine during impeachment proceedings, but chose not to because a subpoena would have caused a prolonged court battle.

  • Schiff said that he did not regret the decision, but added that his committee may consider pursuing Bolton's testimony once Democrats determine which of his allegations need to be "fleshed out and exposed to the light of day."

Go deeper: Top Democrats express outrage at Bolton allegations, will consult on "next steps"

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Democrats demand Trump release his tax returns after NYT report

Compilation images of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Democrats called on President Trump to disclose his tax returns following a New York Times report alleging he paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 and nothing in 10 of the past 15 years.

Details: Trump said the report was "total fake news," that he's unable to release the returns as they're "under audit" by the IRS, "which does not treat me well." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement the report "provides further evidence of the clear need" for a House lawsuit to access the tax returns and "ensure the presidential audit program is functioning effectively, without improper influence."

Trump says Supreme Court ending Obamacare would be "a big WIN"

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President Trump on Sunday tweeted that the Supreme Court invalidating the Affordable Care Act would be "a big WIN for the USA!"

Why it matters: Democrats have argued that confirming a Trump-appointed justice to the Supreme Court would put the Affordable Care Act, which protects pre-existing conditions, in jeopardy. Trump's Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, has written that she disagreed with Chief Justice John Roberts when he ruled to uphold the law.

WHO warns against travel bans on southern African countries

Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization regional director for Africa. Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

The World Health Organization called on countries Sunday to not impose travel bans on southern African nations amid concerns over the new COVID-19 Omicron variant.

Why it matters: The U.S. and countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific announced travel restrictions in response to Omicron, which was first detected in South Africa. It's since spread to several European countries, Canada, Israel, Australia and Hong Kong. The WHO noted in a statement that only two southern African nations have detected the new variant.