Bolton hits back, decries impeachment witness ‘retribution’

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Bolton hits back, decries impeachment witness ‘retribution’

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Former National Security Adviser John Bolton on Thursday defended the impeachment inquiry witnesses who have been attacked by President Trump, implicitly hitting back at similar criticism he has faced for his role in the process.

KXAN reported that as Bolton was speaking to a private gathering for an investment firm in Austin, Texas, he defended several of the officials who testified in the House impeachment hearings, including Alexander Vindman, William Taylor, Fiona Hill, Tim Morrison and Marie Yovanovitch.

“All of them acted in the best interest of the country as they saw it and consistent to what they thought our policies were,” Bolton told the audience during a Q&A session, according to KXAN. “The idea that somehow testifying to what you think is true is destructive to the system of government we have — I think, is very nearly the reverse — the exact reverse of the truth.”

TRUMP SCORCHES BOLTON, SAYS ‘FIRED' HAWK WOULD HAVE STARTED ‘WORLD WAR SIX'

Bolton's comments came a day after Trump unleashed a Twitter broadside against him, blasting the former aide for his hawkish reputation and general unpopularity in Washington.

“For a guy who couldn’t get approved for the Ambassador to the U.N. years ago, couldn’t get approved for anything since, ‘begged' me for a non Senate [sic] approved job, which I gave him despite many saying ‘Don’t do it, sir,' takes the job, mistakenly says ‘Libyan Model' on T.V., and … many more mistakes of judgement [sic], gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now, and goes out and IMMEDIATELY writes a nasty & untrue book,” Trump tweeted. “All Classified National Security. Who would do this?”

The Senate is likely to decide whether or not to call Bolton as a witness in its impeachment trial of Trump on Friday or Saturday — though it appears Republicans have the votes to shut down that avenue. This comes after The New York Times reported earlier this week that the manuscript for Bolton's upcoming book said Trump had in fact linked military aid for Ukraine to that country opening investigations into the family of 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden — an allegation at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

While Bolton and his publishers have denied they played any role in leading the manuscript to the Times, they did not dispute the veracity of its report.

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Bolton said administration officials should “feel they're able to speak their minds without retribution” on Thursday, a potential reference to Trump's comments the day before. The Trump administration has also sent Bolton's lawyers a letter saying it found classified information while reviewing the manuscript of Bolton's book. Bolton's lawyer, however, denied that and asked the administration to expedite its review of the chapter about Trump's actions on Ukraine as Bolton could soon be called as a witness in the impeachment trial.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned against attacking Bolton's credibility earlier this week, saying such comments could lead moderate Republicans to decide they want to hear from him before casting a final vote on removing the president from office or acquitting him.

“However, I am concerned when John Bolton's credibility is attacked, it makes it more likely that some will feel the need to call him as a witness,” Graham said in a statement Wednesday. “In that event, it would be important for the President and his team to call witnesses on other issues.”



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  1. “What YOU THINK is true” That is a long way from a fact. We now have the “THOUGHT” accusers? Bolton needs to step back and take a look at himself.

  2. The opposition has had 3 years now to present t its case while denying the defendant any platform. Time to put the nazi-commie traitors away.

  3. Bolton’s actions are simply the actions of Birds of a Feather Flock together. The fact is Biden’s actions should have been investigated long before now and rise to the level of criminal acts and at best a Conflict of Interest.

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  6. Bolton and his book belong on the trash heap of history. President Trump’s error in judgement was in hiring this clown.

  7. whatever is in this guy mind, it is solely a revenge against being FIRED, SAME FOR KELLY, THEY BOTH WANTED TO BE THE PRESIDENT, AND TELL TRUMP WHAT TO DO, WHICH DID NOT GO WELL, NEITHER WERE ELECTED, BUT HIRED TO DO A JOB THEY FAILED.

    • Yes and they work under the pleasure of the President. He can fire anyone anytime and for anything. He doesn’t need to answer to anyone. These were leakers and liars. A president can hire those he trusts , not those who want to undermine his policies. The President alone sets policy and these unelected bureaucrats are to implement it, not make their own policy. Actually Trump is finally weeding out these traitors. Obama people, planted to take Trump down. There are plenty more including the whistleblower we know who wanted to take Trump out. He was overheard as saying we need to get Trump. This guy needs to be gone yesterday. Christopher Wray should be fired for obstructing justice in not turning over documents he was ordered to turn over. He is trying to protect Comey and others who started a coup of candidate then President Trump. So these Vitman brothers were out to get Trump. Leakers and liars both. Chuckle Schumer is also a leaker and liar. Trump has every right as President to terminate all these Varmin. His job is chief Forein policy maker, Chief Law enforcement officer and Commander in chief. Dems need to suck it up. There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s not Bolton or any other non elected bureaucrat . MAGA 2020

  8. Why doesn’t JOHN BOLTON change his party affiliate to Democrat? . . . He’s as DUMB as one, going against POTUS TRUMP. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

    • Another Trump hater with a bone to pick.,War monger who actually thought he was the policy maker. Never trusted him. I knew he would turn once he was let go. Kelly was also a renegade Trump hater. Angry because he was let go. Everyone with half a brain knows why they turned on Trump.

  9. What made him change from, “I serve at the will of the President”. A bitter old man who couldn’t get what he wanted and what timing…..If Quid pro Quid, where does the saying “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” Isn’t what the congress and senators do with the lobbyists? How do they come out of the positions wealthier than when they went in? Where is all that money coming from? Just asking…..

  10. He must NOT realize how stupid he is. And ANYONE that watches the news knows he’s lying in his book. Why??? Because he was on CNN & FOX news before all this saying there was NOTHING wrong with the President’s call with Zelensky.

    In fact; he talked about how friendly & cordial it was. And that Ukraine got the aid & there was NO problem. But about 14 months later Bolton is let go by President Trump.

    And Bolton was downright mad. And he decided he would get Trump back for firing him. Apparently he FORGOT about being on LIVE tv & telling EVERYONE that everything went just right on the CALL in question. So I say this to John Bolton & Adam Schiff.

    “WHICH STORY ARE WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE???”

    “I’M ON THE TRUMP TRAIN 2020”

  11. Deep state is really deep. Bolton sees that vicious pack of back-stabbing dry-gulchers and assassins — Vindemann, Yolanovich and that Fionas as just fine. REALLY? They’ve done more to try to destroy America than anything the Russians or Chinese could ever do.

  12. It is funny that John Bolton didn’t testify at the basement integation, but now that he has published his hate book. he has become the number witness in this fiasco being presented by the “never Trump” DEMONocRATS Bolton wants to get on the HATE TRUMP horse and cart the dems are using. Well dream on. As JoeyP suggested Bolton should change partys, well i would like to suggest that Bolton join a different party every time there is a major election

  13. The one that gets me the most is the expert who testified walking around in a full size vagina costume with her head sticking out like a clitoris. That has to be one of the most frightening images I’ve seen, thankfully I’m not a child.

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