The timing, purpose and narrative engineering here are transparent in the extreme.
Tonight the New York Times (Schmidt and Haberman) write an article claiming to have exclusively gained portions of a transcript of a John Bolton book manuscript that was given to the White House National Security Council for pre-publication review."
There is an anonymous source saying to BriteBart that Alexander Vindman's twin brother, Yevgeny Vindman, was one of the National Security Council's reviewers of John Bolton's book.
UPDATE: It is not clear whether the Times has obtained the actual manuscript of Bolton’s book (Haberman and Schmidt never quote from it directly). They quote “multiple people” who “described” Bolton’s “account.” Ha! so where have we heard this before. It could all be made up.