Tag Archives: John Bolton

Trump And GOP Plot To Block Bolton’s Testimony

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s legal defense team and Senate GOP allies are quietly gaming out contingency plans should Democrats win enough votes to force witnesses to testify in the impeachment trial, including an effort to keep former national security adviser John Bolton from the spotlight, according to multiple officials familiar with the discussions. While Republicans continue to express …

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“Let Bolton Testify” Ad To Run Nightly On Fox News

The Hill reports: An anti-Trump Republican group is launching new ads urging senators to call witnesses as part of the impeachment trial that’s kicking off in the Senate. Republicans for the Rule of Law is spending $1 million to air two ads on “Fox and Friends” and “Lou Dobbs Tonight” every day next week, the group announced Thursday. The ads …

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John Bolton To Dish Ukraine Dirt In Upcoming Book

The New York Times reports: The Senate is still discussing whether it will hear witness testimony from John Bolton, the former national security adviser, who has said he would comply with a subpoena during the impeachment trial. But he’s planning to reveal some of what he saw regarding the Ukraine matter in his upcoming book, according to people familiar with …

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Republican Group: Let John Bolton Testify [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Republicans for the Rule of Law, a Republican organization led by longtime Trump skeptic Bill Kristol, released a new ad slamming President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans for not yet allowing former National Security advisor John Bolton to testify before the U.S. Senate. “This is Ambassador John Bolton. He was national security advisor to President Trump. He was …

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Trump Says He’ll Block John Bolton From Testifying

The right wing Daily Caller reports: President Donald Trump said in a new interview on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” that he would use executive privilege to prevent former White House aide John Bolton from testifying in an impeachment trial. “Why not call Bolton? Why not allow him to testify? This thing is bogus. Why not allow Bolton to testify?” …

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BREAKING: Bolton Says He’ll Testify If Subpoenaed

Via press release from John Bolton: During the present impeachment controversy, I have tried to meet my obligations both as a citizen and as former National Security Advisor. My colleague, Dr. Charles Kupperman, faced with a House committee subpoena on the one hand, and a Presidential directive not to testify on the other, sought final resolution of this Constitutional conflict …

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War Hawk John Bolton Thrilled With US Airstrike

Mediaite reports: Former National Security Advisor John Bolton offered congratulations for the U.S. airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military commanders, and expressed his hope for regime change in the country. Bolton, known as one of the more relentlessly hawkish foreign policy minds in the United States, served as Trump’s national security adviser until he left in …

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John Bolton Rips Trump On North Korea Policy

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: In his sharpest criticism yet of his old workplace, John Bolton suggested the Trump administration is bluffing about stopping North Korea’s nuclear ambitions — and soon might need to admit publicly that its policy failed badly. Driving the news: Bolton told me in an interview that he does not think the administration “really means it” …

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Bolton: National Security Is Under Attack From Within

Mediaite reports: Former national security advisor John Bolton continued his cryptic tweeting today by warning that the United States’ commitment to national security “is under attack from within.” Bolton has been somewhat active on Twitter since, he claims, he got his account back after the White House blocked him from it, something the White House denied. It’s unclear what he’s …

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White House: Bolton Is Too Old To Understand Twitter

Mediaite reports: Yes, this John Bolton-White House spat over his Twitter account is still going, this time with a rejoinder from White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Lou Dobbs’ show. Dobbs was baffled by Bolton raising this “nonsense” and said, “It was never in the possession of the White House, was it?” “It was his personal account that he …

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Bolton Accuses WH Of Locking His Twitter Account

The Guardian reports: John Bolton, Donald Trump’s hardline former national security adviser, has accused the White House of blocking access to his personal Twitter account after he left the administration in September. In a series of cryptic tweets on Friday, Bolton teased his 770,000 followers, telling them to “stay tuned” for a “backstory” following his two-month absence. Bolton, who is …

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Witness Says Bolton Knew Of Trump’s Extortion Plot

Politico reports: David Holmes, a State Department official detailed as a political counselor at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv, testified that former national security adviser John Bolton said during a meeting in August that the hold on military aid to Ukraine wouldn’t be lifted unless Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was able to “favorably impress” President Trump. The revelation suggests that …

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NEW: Bolton Met Privately With Trump On Ukraine Aid

Axios reports: Former White House national security adviser John Bolton met privately with President Trump in August in an effort to convince him to release nearly $400 million in frozen military aid to Ukraine, former National Security Council official Tim Morrison told impeachment investigators last month. The episode underscores how important Bolton’s testimony could ultimately be to determining why Trump …

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Bolton Slams Jared/Ivanka In Private Speech, Suggests Trump’s Financial Interests Are Guiding Turkey Policy

NBC News reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton derided President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law during a private speech last week and suggested his former boss’ approach to U.S. policy on Turkey is motivated by personal or financial interests, several people who were present for the remarks told NBC News. According to six people who were there, Bolton also …

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YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US: Bolton Files Court Papers To Block Mick Mulvaney From Joining Impeachment Suit

The New York Times reports: A long-simmering feud within the White House broke into the open on Monday as a lawyer for John R. Bolton, President Trump’s former national security adviser, filed a motion trying to keep Mick Mulvaney, the president’s acting chief of staff, from joining a lawsuit over impeachment testimony. Mr. Bolton’s lawyer argued in court papers that …

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John Bolton’s Lawyer Teases Revelations On Ukraine

The New York Times reports: John R. Bolton, President Trump’s former national security adviser, has knowledge of “many relevant meetings and conversations” connected to the Ukraine pressure campaign that House impeachment investigators do not yet know about, his lawyer told lawmakers on Friday. The lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, made that tantalizing point in a letter to the chief House lawyer …

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John Bolton Fails To Show For Impeachment Deposition

Axios reports: Former White House national security adviser John Bolton did not appear for his closed-door deposition on Thursday, instead telling the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry that he would challenge a potential subpoena for his testimony in court. Why it matters: A House Intelligence Committee official said that Democrats have “no interest in allowing the administration to play …

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House Sets Date For Ukraine Testimony By John Bolton

CNBC reports: House investigators want President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor John Bolton to testify in their impeachment probe on Nov. 7, it was reported Wednesday. Whether Bolton will be there that day is another question. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that Bolton’s deposition in the impeachment inquiry is tentatively set for Nov. 7. The reports came five days …

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Top Bolton Aide Won’t Testify Before House Today

CBS News reports: Charles Kupperman, the deputy to former national security adviser John Bolton, was scheduled to appear before the joint committees carrying out the impeachment inquiry, but according to his attorney, he will not be testifying Monday. Kupperman, who was subpoenaed by committees, has also been told by the White House that he could not appear before the committees. …

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Adam Schiff: John Bolton Will Be An Important Witness

Axios reports: House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on ABC’s “This Week” that he wants former White House national security adviser John Bolton to testify in the Ukraine investigation, but that he assumes the Trump administration will fight House investigators in court to prevent him from appearing. Schiff said, “John Bolton is a very important witness. We already know …

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