Tag Archives: John Bolton

Bolton “Embarrassed” By Low Price Offered To Kill Him

The Hill reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday said that the price a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) allegedly attempted to pay people to kill Bolton was lower than he expected. “The suspect put a $300,000 price tag on your head,” said anchor Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “Situation Room.” “What goes through your mind, …

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DOJ Charges Iranian With Plot To Assassinate Bolton

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department has charged a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in connection with a plot to murder former Trump national security adviser John Bolton, accusing him of attempting to pay individuals $300,000 to kill Bolton in D.C. or Maryland. The suspect, Shahram Poursafi, 45, remains at large abroad, the Justice Department said. If …

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Bolton Warns GOP: Trump Could Sink Senate Takeover

Mediate reports: Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, released a scathing statement on Friday warning the GOP of potential 2022 midterm losses that could result in the Democrats actually increasing their majority in the U.S. Senate. “Results indicate that Donald Trump is a significant drag on the general-election prospects of Republican candidates. “Independent and undecided voters, whose votes …

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Bolton Casually Admits Helping Plan Foreign Coups

The Insider reports: John Bolton, who served in an array of key government roles across multiple Republican administrations, casually told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he’s helped plan coups in other countries. The admission came on Tuesday as Bolton and Tapper discussed former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented effort to overturn the results of a US presidential election. Bolton, who served as …

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John Bolton: Trump Is Lying About “Burner Phones”

The Washington Post reports: In a statement Monday night, Trump said, “I have no idea what a burner phone is, to the best of my knowledge I have never even heard the term.” One former Trump White House official disputed that. In an interview Tuesday afternoon, former national security adviser John Bolton said that he recalls Trump using the term …

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Bolton: Putin Didn’t Invade While Trump Was In Office Because Trump Was “Doing A Lot Of His Work For Him”

The Hill reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton said Wednesday that one of the reasons that Russian President Vladimir Putin did not move to invade Ukraine during former President Trump’s term in office was that he saw “Trump doing a lot of his work for him.” He said in an interview on SiriusXM’s “Julie Mason Mornings” that he thought …

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Bolton: Trump Would Have Withdrawn US From NATO

The Hill reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton said on Friday that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin was “waiting” for a possible United States withdrawal from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), claiming former President Trump would have likely made such a move had he been reelected. Taylor Budowich, a spokesperson for Trump, knocked Bolton’s comments. “President Trump …

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Bolton: Trump Barely Knew Where Ukraine Is, Thought Finland Was Part Of Russia, Hated Sanctions On Russia

The Insider reports: Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton lambasted his old boss, former President Donald Trump, over his administration’s legacy in the Russia-Ukraine conflict during appearance Monday night on the far-right Newsmax network’s “Rob Schmitt Tonight.” When the host depicted the Trump administration’s approach as “pretty tough on Russia, in a lot of ways,” Bolton disagreed. “The fact …

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Bolton Poll: DeSantis Even With Trump In 2024 Race

Florida Politics reports: Republican voters are getting weary with Donald Trump, new polling shows, and now prefer Gov. Ron DeSantis about as much as the former President in the 2024 presidential race. Almost as noteworthy as the poll’s message is its source. The poll from the John Bolton SuperPAC shows Trump with 26% support nationally among Republican primary voters for …

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BOOK: Trump Hoped COVID Would “Take Out” Bolton

From the coming book Nightmare Scenario: Trump had tried to joke about the virus for months, sometimes even mocking people who had become ill. At one meeting several months [before Trump got sick], NEC director Larry Kudlow had stifled a cough. The room had frozen. Trump had waved his hands in front of his face, as if to jokingly ward …

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DOJ Drops Trump-Era Criminal Probe Into Bolton’s Book

Law & Crime reports: Dropping both a criminal inquiry and a civil lawsuit, the Justice Department has closed the book on whether former President Donald Trump’s ex-National Security Advisor John Bolton’s memoir illegally disclosed classified information, his aide confirmed on Wednesday. “The Room Where It Happened,” depicted the 45th president as a man regularly seeking to do favors for “dictators …

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Bolton Issues Poll Meant To Hurt Trump’s 2024 Chances

Politico reports: John Bolton, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser turned outspoken critic, has commissioned a new poll to illustrate that the former president’s grip on the Republican Party is loosening. The poll, released on Tuesday morning, showed Trump’s “very favorable” numbers among Republican voters dropped 19 points since a separate poll from a different pollster taken in October 2020. …

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John Bolton Mocks Trump’s “Pathetic” CPAC Poll Result

“If this is the epitome of support for Trump, the straw poll that was taken this weekend and released just before Trump spoke, showed of all the participants 55% supported Trump being re-elected as president. “That is a pathetic figure. I would have expected 90%. So if 55%, one month after leaving office at CPAC, is the best he can …

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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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