In a statement entitled "I Was In The Room Too," Pompeo slammed Bolton as a "traitor" who is spreading "fully-spun" lies. He also claimed Bolton "violated his sacred trust with [America's] people".
"I've not read the book, but from the excerpts I've seen published, John Bolton is spreading a number of lies, fully-spun half-truths, and outright falsehoods. It is both sad and dangerous that John Bolton's final public role is that of a traitor who damaged America by violating his sacred trust with its people. To our friends around the world: you know President Trump's America is a force for good in the world."