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  • Bolton contacted whistleblower prior to filing complaint, suggesting an attempted coup

    11/16/2019 8:16:43 AM PST · by LibertyWoman · 131 replies
    The Buffalo Chronicle ^ | September 26, 2019 | Staff
    In the hours after National Security Advisor John Bolton was fired by President Donald Trump on September 10th, he immediately began calling longtime political operatives in Washington, DC, sources tell The Chronicle. Many of those calls were made to Democrats and many of them in the national security establishment. ... “It’s go time,” he began those conversations, multiple sources tell The Chronicle, as if to suggest that Bolton’s patience with the President had worn thin, and even implying later in more than one conversation that a faction of neo-conservatives at the Central Intelligence Agency was ready to remove the President...
  • Bolton suggests some of Trump's foreign policy decisions are guided by personal interest

    11/12/2019 3:36:37 PM PST · by usafa92 · 72 replies
    NBC Fake News ^ | 11/12/2019 | Alex Wong
    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 questioned the merits of Trump applying his business acumen to foreign policy, saying such issues can’t be approached like the win-or-lose edict that drives real estate deals: When one deal doesn’t work, you move on to the next. The description was part of...
  • AP sources: Former Trump adviser John Bolton has a book deal

    11/10/2019 6:47:49 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 11 10 2019 | HILLEL ITALIE
    Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. He reached a deal over the past few weeks with Simon & Schuster, according to three publishing officials with knowledge of negotiations. The officials were not authorized to discuss the deal publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Two of the officials said the deal was worth about $2 million. Bolton was represented by the Javelin literary agency, whose clients include former FBI Director James Comey and the anonymous...
  • Bolton attorney 'dismayed' over lack of subpoena

    11/08/2019 11:31:54 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 08 2019 | Rachel Frazin
    An attorney for former national security adviser John Bolton and former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman said Friday he is "dismayed" that his clients will not be be compelled to testify in the ongoing House impeachment inquiry after lawmakers refused to issue subpoenas. Charles J. Cooper, whose clients declined to testify voluntarily, wrote in a letter to House General Counsel Douglas Letter obtained by The Hill that he had hoped to determine in court whether House subpoenas to testify or the White House's assertion of executive privilege took precedence. "We are dismayed that the Committees have chosen not to...
  • Hmmm: House Dems Subpoena Mick Mulvaney … After Declining To Subpoena John Bolton?

    11/08/2019 6:43:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Curious indeed. Yesterday, House Democrats poo-poohed the idea of going through the subpoena process to get John Bolton’s testimony, claiming that they didn’t want to play Donald Trump’s delaying game. Overnight, however, NBC News reports that they now have subpoenaed Mick Mulvaney, even though it’s clear he won’t show without a court order either: The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to testify Friday as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, an official working on the probe told NBC News.Mulvaney, one of the highest-ranking officials subpoenaed in the inquiry...
  • POLL: Better to Focus on Election Than Impeachment

    11/07/2019 2:30:51 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 26 replies
    Politics (press release) ^ | 11/07/2019 | Charlee
    Despite the focus of Congressional Democrats to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, a recent Monmouth University survey [link at URL] showed that Americans would rather have the election in 2020 decide the fate of the White House. An October 30 – November 3, 2019 poll showed that 59% of Americans surveyed agree that “if you want Trump out of office, it makes more sense to focus on next year’s election rather than go through an impeachment process now.” “Most Americans say that those who want to remove Trump from office would be smarter to focus on the...
  • John Bolton to testify Thursday

    11/04/2019 5:53:10 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 19 replies
    Fox has learned the following witnesses are expected Thursday: Former National Security Advisor John Bolton and Special Advisor for Europe and Russia, Office of the Vice President, Jennifer Williams
  • Bolton will not voluntarily testify, says his lawyer

    10/31/2019 7:48:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 31 2019 | Morgan Chalfant
    Former national security adviser John Bolton will not appear voluntarily to testify in connection with the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Bolton’s attorney Chuck Cooper told The Hill in an email late Wednesday that Bolton would not appear voluntarily and would need to be subpoenaed. House Democrats have issued subpoenas to several witnesses in order to compel their testimony amid efforts by the White House to prevent their appearance. The White House has refused to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, describing it as illegitimate and an attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election....
  • Bolton slated to testify next week as part of impeachment inquiry

    10/30/2019 1:09:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2019 | Olivia Beavers
    Former national security adviser John Bolton is slated to testify next week as part of Democrats' impeachment inquiry, in what could be a key deposition for House investigators who are seeking to unravel details about President Trump's contacts with Ukraine. Bolton is expected to testify behind closed-doors on Nov. 7, according to a source familiar with the impeachment inquiry. He is someone who was involved in some of the most explosive events related to Trump's contacts with Ukraine, but it’s unclear whether the longtime Republican stalwart would defend Trump’s actions or if he would paint his efforts to pressure Ukrainian...
  • Schiff - ex-Trump deputy national security advisor Kupperman may be held in contempt over no-show

    10/28/2019 8:39:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/28/19 | Kevin Breuninger
    House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said Monday that former national security adviser John Bolton's deputy Charles Kupperman may be held in contempt after he failed to comply with a subpoena to testify in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. "Witnesses like Dr. Kupperman need to do their duty and show up," Schiff told reporters after Kupperman failed to appear for a scheduled deposition. Schiff, D-Calif., said he believes that Kupperman's testimony before the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees "would corroborate the allegations of misconduct that other witnesses have made." Schiff, who has been leading the impeachment probe...
  • Report: Bolton Negotiating With House Dems To Testify On Ukraine

    10/26/2019 9:52:44 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 25, 2019 | Allahpundit
    I can already see the Time “Person of the Year” cover with Bolton’s picture on it. Caption: “The Man Who Brought Down a President.” SEE ALSO: So is the Texas “transgender 7 year old” case over? For extra drama, maybe Bolton will finally reveal in that same issue that he’s the “Anonymous” who was working for the Resistance inside Trump’s administration the whole time.
  • Bolton lawyers in contact with impeachment committee members

    10/25/2019 1:02:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Attorneys for former national security adviser John Bolton are in touch with House committee staffers about the possibility of his testifying in Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump, NBC News and CNN reported Friday. Bolton, whom Trump fired last month, has broken with the president on multiple foreign policy issues, and previous House witnesses have described him as sharply critical of Trump's dealings with Ukraine, which are at the center of the inquiry. Former Trump aide Fiona Hill reportedly testified before the House panels last week that Bolton described Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani as a "hand grenade who's going to...
  • ‘Bleep show’: Trump backers anguished that first WH aide to be deposed may lack executive privilege

    10/25/2019 8:26:36 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 25, 2019
    Some Republican defenders of President Trump fear White House lawyers are about to make a crucial misstep in House impeachment proceedings by not asserting executive privilege as Tim Morrison prepares to become the first current White House staffer to testify. Morrison, brought to the White House by deposed national security adviser John Bolton, is viewed with suspicion by many Trump allies, who are expressing concern that the "superhawk" may speak without restriction and offer his opinions about work on Ukraine policy issues. Two sources familiar with proceedings on Capitol Hill say the White House has not indicated that it will...
  • Giuliani Lobs Back At Bolton: If I’m A Grenade, He’s “An Atomic Bomb”

    10/15/2019 12:21:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Do Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump want John Bolton to offer a deposition to House Democrats? One might think that, under the circumstances, the president and his attorney might want to lower the temperature with Trump’s former national security adviser after Fiona Hill’s testimony. Instead, Giuliani wasted no time in trolling Bolton over Hill’s reports about his reaction to Giuliani’s work in Ukraine.His conversation with New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi wasn’t too bad: I asked Rudy Giuliani, “If you had to describe yourself as a weapon other than a hand grenade what weapon would you be?” Giuliani responded, “I’m...
  • For Criticizing Trump on Ukraine, Scarborough Suddenly Hails Bolton as 'Patriot'

    10/15/2019 9:44:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today's Morning Joe offered up another example of what we at NewsBusters label "Sudden Respect," the phenomenon in which a person formerly despised by the liberal media suddenly earns its respect by doing something to liberal liking. Joe Scarborough has been a fierce critic of John Bolton, as illustrated here, here, and here. Scarborough actually excoriated President Trump's appointment of Bolton as his national security adviser as "a fitting coda to conservatism’s failures." But suddenly this morning, Scarborough overflowed with praise for Bolton, saying he would be putting his photo up on his wall next to that of Robert Mueller,...
  • ‘Witness’ Fiona Hill WAS NOT EVEN WORKING IN WHITE HOUSE at Time of Trump Call – But Very Upset

    10/15/2019 5:25:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    GP ^ | 10/14/19 | Jim Hoft
    REVEALED: Latest Dem Impeachment ‘Witness’ Fiona Hill WAS NOT EVEN WORKING IN WHITE HOUSE at Time of Trump Call – But was Very Upset with Call – Huh? (VIDEO) Former White House adviser Fiona Hill testified before Democrat investigators Monday as part of their closed door impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The liberal media pushed the line all day that she was a very important Russia adviser — they really propped her up.This can only mean that they know she is an anti-Trump hack. Intel expert Tony Shaffer has no idea who she is which says a lot...
  • Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal

    10/15/2019 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/15/2019 | By Josh Lederman and Phil Helsel
    FULL TITLE: Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal,' witness tells Congress ============================================ Former national security adviser John Bolton was so disturbed by the efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate President Donald Trump’s political opponents that he called it a “drug deal,” former White House official Fiona Hill reportedly told Congress on Monday. Hill, the former top Europe expert in Trump’s White House, testified that Bolton told her he wanted no part of the effort that involved acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, a person in the room for Hill’s testimony...
  • Trump Delivers Hard Truths to UN General Assembly: Future belongs to sovereign, independent nations

    09/25/2019 8:48:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/25/2019 | Joseph Klein
    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ speech to the 74th annual High-Level General Assembly meeting on September 24th was full of generalities about world problems the UN is purporting to deal with, in contrast to President Trump's honest discussion of hard truths. “We are here to advance the common good while upholding our shared humanity and values,” the secretary general said. “That vision united the founders of our Organization.” However, Secretary General Guterres’ concept of the UN “vision” today is of a globalist institution, which was not the founders’ original vision at all. The founders' vision for a new United...
  • Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign

    10/14/2019 9:19:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/19 | Justine Coleman
    Former national security adviser John Bolton told a former aide to President Trump on Russia to call White House lawyers to warn them about a pressure campaign on Ukraine, House investigators were reportedly told Monday. Bolton told Fiona Hill, the senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs, to contact the lawyer for the National Security Council and say that the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was involved in the efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democrats, the New York Times reported Monday night. “I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Bolton told Hill...
  • Bolton is Whistleblower?

    10/02/2019 2:52:24 PM PDT · by SFmom · 110 replies
    Rush Limbaugh broadcast ^ | October 2, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush said in hour 2 of today's broadcast that the word is that John Bolton may be the Whistleblower on Trump's call to the Ukrainian President