Tag Archives: John Bolton

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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Bolton: Trump Said It’d Be “Cool” To Invade Venezuela

The Insider report: President Donald Trump claimed that it would be “cool” to invade Venezuela because the nation was “really part of the United States,” according to a new book by former national security adviser John Bolton. In 2019, Trump expressed he would consider an outright quarantine or blockade of Venezuela in an effort to dispose of President Nicolas Maduro’s …

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Book: Trump Called For Executing “Scumbag” Reporters

The Hill reports: Former White House national security adviser John Bolton reportedly claims in his forthcoming memoir that President Trump called for “scumbag” journalists to be executed. Bolton said that Trump made the comments during a meeting last summer in New Jersey, according to a copy of Bolton’s book obtained by The Washington Post. During the meeting, Trump said that …

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Bolton Book Reveals Trump Asked Chinese President To Help Him Win Reelection, Wanted To Help Out Dictators

The New York Times reports: Mr. Bolton describes several episodes where the president expressed willingness to halt criminal investigations “to, in effect, give personal favors to dictators he liked,” citing cases involving major firms in China and Turkey. “The pattern looked like obstruction of justice as a way of life, which we couldn’t accept,” Mr. Bolton writes, adding that he …

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DOJ Sues To Stop Publication Of John Bolton’s Book

Law.com reports: The Trump administration on Tuesday went to court in Washington in an effort to block the publication of former national security adviser John Bolton’s memoir. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, named only Bolton as a defendant. The complaint seeks among other things an order requiring Bolton “to instruct or request his …

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Trump Threatens Bolton: If He Publishes That Book, He’s Going To Have A “Very Strong Criminal Problem”

Axios reports: President Trump told reporters Monday that his former national security adviser John Bolton will have a “very strong criminal problem” if he proceeds with publishing his tell-all book on June 23, calling it “highly inappropriate” and claiming: “I will consider every conversation with me as president to be highly classified.” Why it matters: The memoir by Bolton, a …

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Axios: Bolton’s Book Is Full Of “Misconduct” By Trump

Axios reports: John Bolton taunts President Trump, his former boss, on the back cover of his forthcoming book: “Game on.” In a memoir coming June 23 that the White House has tried to delay, former national security adviser Bolton will offer multiple revelations about Trump’s conduct in office, with direct quotes by the president and senior officials, according to a …

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Bolton’s Lawyer: His Book Will Come Out As Scheduled

John Bolton’s lawyer writes for the Wall Street Journal: When Mr. Bolton asked when he would receive the letter confirming the book was cleared, Ms. Knight  [the NSC’s senior director for prepublication review of materials written by NSC personnel] cryptically replied that her “interaction” with unnamed others in the White House about the book had “been very delicate” and that …

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