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  • Amb. John Bolton: Susan Rice is in real legal jeopardy (Short Video 2:23)

    04/04/2017 9:24:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    Video LinkAccording to Bolton, Rice had to have a legitimate national security reason to make unmasking, etc. requests of the NSA.And if she gave what sounded like a legitimate reason when her real reason was political, she's in trouble.
  • Ambassador John Bolton Passes the 'Eisenhower Test': Should Replace General Mike Flynn

    02/20/2017 11:28:56 AM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 20 Feb 2017 12:00 PM | Van Hiopp
    With the recent resignation of General Mike Flynn, President Trump has begun to look for a new National Security Advisor. Media reports have surfaced that two contenders wanted complete hiring control over staff, including those who are already in place and performing admirably. Fortunately, according to the Wall Street Journal, that was a deal breaker for President Trump. Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland has done an excellent job of doing the nitty-gritty work and organizing the day-to-day running of the NSC staff. We can learn a lot by looking back at the qualities President Eisenhower sought in a National...
  • Senior White House Officials Support Bolton To Replace Flynn: Championed by Flynn loyalists

    02/18/2017 5:39:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 18, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Senior White House officials and members of the National Security Council are pushing former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton as a replacement for ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. Among Bolton's most vocal supporters are senior administration officials loyal to Flynn and who are upset at the general's firing. Multiple sources described an effort by these Flynn loyalists to ensure that Bolton is selected as his replacement. The selection of Bolton as the next national security adviser would empower Flynn's allies still...
  • Here’s Why Top Republicans Don’t Want John Bolton in the State Department

    12/15/2016 7:51:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    UN Dispatch ^ | 12/15/2016 | Mark Leon Goldberg
    Speculation that John Bolton is being considered as Deputy Secretary of State is causing some consternation among Republican Senators. Senator Rand Paul has already publicly stated his opposition. And now, according to the New York Times Senate Foreign Relations Chair Bob Corker is also expressing misgivings. Behind the scenes, Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Hadley and Robert Gates (three Bush administration veterans) are reportedly lobbying Senators against his confirmation. Meanwhile, those same three bigwigs are publicly endorsing Trump’s pick for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.So what’s their issue with John Bolton? He is, of course, a well known hawk. He’s consistently...
  • Trump's flirtation with Bolton for Deputy Secretary of State sends shivers through Senate

    12/14/2016 12:58:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/14/2016 | By NAHAL TOOSI and MADELINE CONWAY
    Donald Trump’s selection of ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as secretary of state threatens to touch off a confirmation fight, but the man in the running to be Tillerson’s deputy could spark an all-out war in the Senate. John Bolton, the mustache-sporting, Iraq War-cheering former United Nations ambassador, is possibly one of the least diplomatic diplomats ever to serve in the U.S. government. He has argued the U.S. should bomb Iran to stop its nuclear program, dismissed the idea of a Palestinian state and called the United Nations a "twilight zone." Trump has shown a contrarian streak in his appointments so...
  • John Bolton: Where was Obama when China hacked U.S.?

    12/14/2016 8:22:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/14/2016
    Democrats are indulging in selective moral outrage in their accusation that Russia hacked the communications of the Democratic National Committee and party leaders to influence the U.S. election, charged former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, who could end up in a high post in the State Department. “Where was all the outrage, for example, when China took hundreds of thousands of – many millions – of personnel records from the federal government and lifted them and sent them to Beijing?” Bolton asked in an interview with the Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity Monday night. “It’s no wonder the people thought they...
  • RUMOR. John Bolton Will Not Get Any Position At The State Department

    12/13/2016 7:20:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/13/2016
    Ever since the election John Bolton’s name has been kicked around for some position at the State Department. This would have been even more of a f***-y** than nominated Scott Pruitt to EPA. If you recall, Bolton was vigorously opposed when Bush nominated him to be UN Ambassador because he was accused of being mean to people. I am really not making that up. The Democrats filibustered him and Bush ended up giving him a recess appointment that eventually lapsed due to lack of GOP support in Congress and to losing the control of the Senate in 2006.He’s been rumored...
  • J Street: John Bolton as State Dept. deputy would damage US; Rand Paul Threatens to Block Nomination

    12/13/2016 7:14:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/13/2016
    Left-wing Jewish group warns Trump’s reported pick for deputy secretary of state is ‘hostile to the notion of diplomacy itself’; Rand Paul also threatens to block nomination. Liberal Jewish group J Street spoke out aggressively Monday night against former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton, amid reports that he is President-elect Donald Trump’s preferred choice for deputy secretary of state. Political sources told NBC that Bolton, the firebrand diplomat who served as George W. Bush’s envoy to the world body between 2005-2006, would be tasked with day-to-day management of the State Department under the chosen secretary — currently expected...
  • Scarborough Blasts Bolton as Dep SecState, Blames ‘Neo-cons, Sheldon Adelson’ For Boosting Him

    12/13/2016 6:02:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “Absolute disaster”: that’s how Joe Scarborough described the prospect of John Bolton serving as Deputy Secretary of State on today’s Morning Joe. Scarborough blamed “neo-cons” for boosting Bolton, singling out Sheldon Adelson. Said Scarborough: “he needs to tell Sheldon Adelson, sorry, I love you buddy, and I’ll play blackjack out at your casino, but I can’t let you destroy US foreign policy because you like this guy.” Scarborough’s beef with Bolton focused on his hawkish approach to foreign policy, noting that he was one of the few in the foreign-policy community still saying that the invasion of Iraq was a...
  • Alleged Russian hacks an Obama false flag operation?

    12/12/2016 7:50:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/12/16 | Matthew Vadum
    John Bolton calls BS on the MSM All this talk of the Russians hacking U.S. institutions in order to influence the recent election is difficult to believe. It appears to be true that somebody hacked the Democratic National Committee and exposed emails demonstrating the dirty tricks the DNC was involved in but nobody seems able to come up with actual evidence that the Russian government did much of anything. All we keep hearing from the mainstream media is that unnamed sources in the intelligence community say it happened. Nobody goes on the record. This is exactly how intelligence agencies disseminate...
  • Rand Paul Explains Why John Bolton Should Be 'Nowhere Close' to the State Department

    12/11/2016 8:34:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a strong opinion on John Bolton's candidacy to serve in Donald Trump's State Department. The former UN ambassador is being considered for the No. 2 spot in the agency, yet Paul argues that Bolton's endorsement of the Iraq War disqualifies him from working in the administration. “John Bolton doesn’t get it. He still believes in regime change. He’s still a big cheerleader for the Iraq War,” Paul said. “John Bolton is so far out of it and has such a naive understanding of the world.” Bolton should get "nowhere close" to the State...
  • Bolton on Trump's Taiwan Call: China Doesn't Tell Us Who We Can Talk To

    12/04/2016 11:57:04 AM PST · by kevcol · 80 replies
    Fex News ^ | December 3, 2016
    Therefore, Trump's discussion with Tsai has been seen by some as a breach of protocol, but Bolton disagreed: "Nobody in Beijing gets to dictate who we talk to. It's ridiculous to think that the phone call upsets decades of anything." He noted Taiwan, with a population of 20 million, has a democratic government, a free press and a free-market economic system.
  • Trump Will Meet With Ambassador John Bolton Friday To Discuss Secretary Of State Job

    12/02/2016 12:09:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/02/2016 | Jim Jamitis
    President-elect Trump continues to drag out the process of selecting someone to nominate for Secretary of State. Whether it’s all part of an effort to humiliate Mitt Romney for his insubordination during the primary or just a difficult decision to make is anyone’s guess. Ambassador John Bolton is considered by many to be the best choice to head up and reform the State Department.Fox News’ Bret Baier reported that Ambassador Bolton met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence yesterday in Washington to discuss the Secretary of State job and will meet with Trump tomorrow at Trump Tower in New York. Fox...
  • For Secretary of State: John Bolton

    12/01/2016 11:29:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies ^ | December 1, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering seriously at least two men for the critical position of secretary of state. One, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has divided the Trump team between those who think it is a good idea and those who think Romney's severe criticism of Trump during the campaign disqualifies him. The other is retired general and former CIA Director David Petraeus. A major problem for Petraeus is his mishandling of classified documents, which he reportedly leaked to his biographer-mistress, Paula Broadwell. After Trump hammered Hillary Clinton for her "extremely careless" handling of classified material when she was...
  • 'The man with the bushy moustache' - America needs John Bolton as secretary of state

    12/01/2016 10:22:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 80 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov.29, 2016 | Suzanne Scholte
    ANALYSIS/OPINION:President-elect Donald Trump would be best served by selecting a secretary of State who understands the national security challenges our country faces, can literally “hit the ground running,” has a proven track record of successful negotiations, and most importantly, not only protects but projects the greatest attributes about America’s ideals of freedom and democracy. Remember that President Obama spent the first part of his administration on an apology tour. His disdain for American leadership in the world was communicated aboard and broadly.
  • For Secretary of State: John Bolton

    11/30/2016 10:04:31 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 01, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    How about someone with experience as a diplomat, including within the State Department and as a former U.N. ambassador? John Bolton, now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a regular commentator on cable news, does not engage in wishful thinking, or project American morals on those who don't share them in the vain hope they might be contagious. Here is Bolton on the threat of radical Islamic terrorism: "When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence."...
  • Rand Paul: Will Donald Trump betray voters by hiring John Bolton?

    11/19/2016 11:20:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 127 replies ^ | November 15, 2016 | Senator Rand Paul
    Rumors are that Donald Trump might pick John Bolton for Secretary of State. Heaven forbid.One of the things I occasionally liked about the President-elect was his opposition to the Iraq war and regime change. He not only grasped the mistake of that war early, but also seemed to fully understand how it disrupted the balance of power in the Middle East and even emboldened Iran.We liberated Iraq, but today their best friend is Iran, their second greatest ally is Russia, and their third strongest alliance is with Syria. Trump really seems to get the lesson. Hillary Clinton never did.Most importantly...
  • Bolton: Iranian People ‘Would Long for a New Regime’

    11/18/2016 1:17:08 PM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Thursday that he still believes the only real solution for Iran is “regime change.” “The only longterm solution is regime change in Tehran,” said Bolton. “The ayatollahs are the principal threat to international peace and security and the Middle East.” Bolton continued, “Their ouster won’t bring sweetness and light to the region, that’s for sure, but it will eliminate the principal threat.” “I think the people of Iran would long for a new regime. I think we saw that in the summer of 2009 with...
  • Rand Paul: I oppose both Rudy Giuliani and John Bolton for secretary of state

    11/16/2016 7:08:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/16/2016 | Ben Jacobs and Spencer Ackerman
    Senator Rand Paul reiterated his opposition to both former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and former UN ambassador John Bolton as secretary of state in an interview with the Guardian on Tuesday. The interview follows an op-ed in Rare, an online conservative publication, where Paul condemned Bolton as “out of touch”. The Kentucky senator grounded his opposition in the importance that Donald Trump “pick people who agree with his foreign policy”. Trump repeatedly argued on the campaign trail that the Iraq war was a mistake and condemned what he saw as an overly interventionist foreign policy from Democratic rival Hillary...
  • Morning Joe Rips Rudy, Bolton for SecState, Calls Corker ‘No-Brainer’ for Job

    11/15/2016 3:17:45 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe spent its opening segment scalding the notion of either Rudy Giuliani or John Bolton as Secretary of State in the Trump administration. Giuliani was described as completely unqualified for the job, and someone who has personally profited off national security matters, a la the Clintons. Bolton was blasted as a “neo-con on steroids” whose views are out of sync with Trump’s, and is “donor-driven,” with Sheldon Adelson’s name being dropped. So who’s Scarborough and company’s pick for SecState? Joe and Mike Barnicle called the selection of Tennessee Senator Bob Corker a “no-brainer.” Maybe so, but not necessarily in...