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John Bolton: Republicans Need To Tell Trump He Lost

The Hill reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday that Republican leaders need to explain to voters that President Trump has lost the election, even though the president has yet to concede. Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Bolton was asked by host Martha Raddatz what could be done to convince Trump voters that President-elect Joe Biden had …

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Bolton: “Trump Will Not Leave Graciously If He Loses”

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump won’t leave the White House quietly if he loses in November — and it will depend on the faint-of-heart Republicans to force him out, warned former national security adviser John Bolton in a CNN interview that aired Sunday. “I think it’s very troubling [Trump] has said, ‘I can’t lose unless there’s fraud,’” Bolton …

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DOJ Opens Criminal Investigation Into Bolton’s Book

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into whether President Trump’s former national security adviser John R. Bolton unlawfully disclosed classified information when he published a memoir this summer, a case that the department opened after it failed to stop the book’s publication this summer. The department has convened a grand jury, which issued …

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Bolton: Trump Is A “Useful Idiot” For Dictators [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” former National Security Adviser John Bolton agreed with the assessment of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman that the president was a “useful idiot” for Russian President Vladimit Putin, and other foreign strongmen. “I think his behavior, almost across the board in international affairs, betrays lack of analysis, lack of consideration …

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Bolton Hits Trump For “Incoherent” Pentagon Insult

“The president has a habit of disparaging people. He ends up denigrating almost everybody that he comes in contact with whose last name is not Trump.  “I think this is important. This afternoon, the president of the United States said the top people at the Pentagon aren’t in love with him because ‘they want to do nothing but fight wars …

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Bolton: If Trump Said That, It’s “Despicable” Of Him

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump’s alleged remarks disparaging soldiers who died in combat are “despicable” if accurate and will further damage him politically among service members and their families, his former National Security Adviser John Bolton said. “These comments are despicable. If he made them, they are despicable,” Bolton said in a Bloomberg Radio interview on Friday. “Why should …

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Trump Rages About “Sleazebags” In US Intelligence

Here’s what set off Glorious Leader this morning: Former national security adviser John Bolton on Monday said that if people thought about resigning “every time something objectionable happened” in President Donald Trump’s White House, “you’d last about three or four hours in the job.” Bolton said he’d vote for neither Trump nor his presumptive Democratic opponent, Joe Biden. Instead, he …

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Bolton Suggests Trump Spends More Time Watching Cable News Than He Does Working In The Oval Office

Politico reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton suggested Sunday that President Trump pays more attention to television than he does to his advisers. “I think it’s a combination of television and listening to people outside of the government that he trusts for one reason or another,” Bolton said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “I think that if you …

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Trump Calls For Jailing “Lowlife Creepster” John Bolton

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump slammed his former National Security Adviser John Bolton again on Tuesday in the continued fallout over Bolton’s White House memoir. In a tweet, the president described Bolton as a “washed-up creepster” and a “lowlife,” while stating the ex-administration official should be in prison. Titled The Room Where It Happened, Bolton’s book portrays Trump …

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In Briefing On Press Freedom, State Department Mutes Phone Line Of Reporter For Asking About Bolton’s Book

Politico reports: The State Department’s top spokeswoman on Monday muted the line of a reporter asking about John Bolton’s book during a briefing extolling press freedom. The Department convened a telephone briefing ahead of its designation of four additional Chinese news outlets as foreign missions. But when David Brunnstrom, a journalist from Reuters, asked whether U.S. allies had reached out …

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Bolton Won’t Be Voting For “Unfit, Incompetent” Trump

The Guardian reports: John Bolton, the former national security advisor, has said he will not vote for Donald Trump at the November election and hopes history will remember him as a “one-term president who didn’t plunge the country irretrievably into a downward spiral.” In an interview with ABC News to promote his book, The Room Where It Happened, Bolton, who …

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Bolton’s Book Publisher Scrambles As PDF Hits Twitter

The Associated Press reports: John Bolton’s memoir officially comes out Tuesday after surviving a security review and a legal challenge from the Justice Department. But over the weekend, it was available in ways even his publisher is hoping to prevent. A PDF of “The Room Where It Happened” has turned up on the internet, offering a free, pirated edition of …

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Court Denies Trump’s Attempt To Block Bolton’s Book

Reuters reports: A federal judge has denied a Trump administration request to block former national security adviser John Bolton’s book from being published. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth wrote in an order released Saturday that “while Bolton’s unilateral conduct raises grave national security concerns, the government has not established that an injunction is an appropriate remedy.” The judge noted that …

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House Dems May Subpoena Bolton To Testify On Book

Politico reports: Top House Democrats say they’re seriously considering whether Bolton should appear before them — either voluntarily or under subpoena — to testify about explosive allegations contained in his new book, including that Trump encouraged China to construct internment camps for Uighurs, urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to purchase American agricultural products in order to help his reelection bid …

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Bolton: Putin Thinks He Can “Play Trump Like A Fiddle”

The Hill reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton said in a new interview to promote his new memoir that has rocked Washington that Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks he “can play” President Trump like a “fiddle.” Asked by ABC’s Martha Raddatz about Trump’s relationship with Putin, Bolton said that he doesn’t think the Russian leader is “worried” about Trump. …

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Trump Rages: Bolton Is A “Lying, Wacko, Boring, Dope”

The Independent reports: As unflattering excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton’s book start to emerge, Donald Trump has vented his fury at the author, calling him a “dope” whom he was happy to fire and dismissing the book as “fake”. Citing a pre-publication review in The New York Times, Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Bolton was an an …

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Bolton Book: Trump Defended Saudi Prince In Killing Of Journalist To Distract From Reports On Ivanka’s Email

The Guardian reports: Trump made headlines in November 2018 when he released a bizarre statement defending the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. It included lines such as “The world is a very dangerous place!” and “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” According to Bolton’s book, making headlines was the point. A story …

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Trump Files Restraining Order Against Bolton’s Book

Deadline reports: The Justice Department is now seeking an emergency court order to stop the release of John Bolton’s memoir, The Room Where It Happened. The details of the book have already surfaced in a variety of media outlets and an excerpt in The Wall Street Journal, but the DOJ filed a motion on Wednesday for a temporary restraining order …

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Rudy Giuliani Calls John Bolton A Backstabbing “Pussy”

The pro-Trump Newsmax reports: Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is a “backstabber” with the claims he’s making in his upcoming tell-all book about his time with President Donald Trump’s administration, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, said Wednesday. “I don’t care if he says what he saw or he doesn’t,” Giuliani said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “If they …

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DOJ Considers Criminal Charge Against John Bolton

The Los Angeles Times reports: Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to criminally charge John Bolton with disclosing classified information in his upcoming White House memoir, and the Justice Department is expected in coming days to ramp up its legal campaign to block publication of a book that is being billed as a scathing rebuke of President Trump, according to people …

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