Trump instructed Mnuchin to “go after” Bitcoin, according to former US National Security Adviser Bolton
Former US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book on the case included information that US President Donald Trump instructed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “go after” Bitcoin.
The lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. District Court, said Bolton’s book “contained classified information of the state to a degree that could endanger national security.”
Bitcoin.com Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened,” scheduled for June 23, was based on The Washington Examiner.:
“President Trump told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin not to give money to Internet Money Bitcoin transactions and sales. ‘Go after him,’ Trump told Mnuchin.”
The report said the conversation took place in May 2018, with the Washington Examiner stating that he had a copy of the book.
“I don’t like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies,” Trump said on Twitter in July 2019. They are not money and their value is very volatile and they have no basis. Cryptocurrencies that are not subject to regulation may allow illegal behavior. Among them are the drug trade and other illegal activities.”yes,” he said.