John Bolton’s Testimony in The Senate and what this could mean for both sides and how this will impact the trial and why it is important for the testimony of Bolton be heard.
Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, is likely to be called as a witness in the intensifying trial in the senate. New poll shows that 75% of Americans want witnesses, and as we all know that with any trial, there are witnesses. Especially those witnesses with first-hand knowledge of what President Trump said and what the president wanted the Ukranian President and government to do.
The Calls Are Increasing For Bolton To Testify
Call are increasing for the senate to subpoena former national security adviser Bolton to testify in the impeachment trial, after a bombshell report indicating that President Trump tied Ukraine investigating the Bidens (Joe and Hunter) to the hold-up of the appropriated $391 million, in security assistance to help Ukraine fight Russian aggression. Bolton was the highest-ranking White House official to express concerns over the Ukraine pressure campaign.
One week before the infamous July 25 phone call between Trump and Zelenski that became the basis of Trump’s impeachment inquiry. Trump stopped $391 million, over the reported objections of Bolton and other officials. John Bolton referred to the administration’s, request for investigations into the Bidens and the debunked conspiracy theory that Russia didn’t hack the server but that Ukraine did, as a “drug deal,” according to testimony front former national security counsel member Fiona Hill.
After this Bolton and Trump relationship reportedly became more strained over the course of Bolton’s 17-month tenure.
New Revelations About John Bolton’s Book
John Bolton’s manuscript leaks as memoir pre-order begins on Amazon today.
To a leaked out manuscript that New York Times have gotten their information about what President Trump told Bolton last August-he wanted to keep holding the military aid to Ukraine until officials there started an investigation of Democratic candidate for president, Joseph R Biden.
“There can be no doubt now that Mr. Bolton directly contradicts the heart of the president’s defense and therefore must be called as a witness at the impeachment trial of President Trump,” the impeachment managers said in a statement today.
“It’s up to four Senate Republicans to ensure that John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney, and others with direct (first-hand) knowledge of President Trump’s actions testifying in the senate trial,” Chuck Schumer (Minority Leader in the senate) tweeted.
How Long Has The White House Known
Bolton’s lawyer submitted a book manuscript last December 30,2019, on behalf of Mr. Bolton to the National Security Counsil’s records management division for “standard pre-publication security review for classified information.”
The president said last week that he has concerns about allowing his former national security adviser to testify at his trial.
“I don’t know if we left on the best of terms. I would say probably not” President Trump said of Mr. Bolton. “You don’t like people testifying when they didn’t leave on good terms, and that was due to me, not due to him.”
The news that came out last night was also damaging to The President’s defense that he is working for us, the Americans of The United States of America, Bolton was concerned that Trump did favor for Autocratic Leaders, the book says.
Bolton cited, in his book, his own worries about the President’s conversations with the leaders of Turkey and China.
John Bolton told Attorney General William P Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leader of Turkey and China, Barr backed up Bolton’s assertions.
Mr. Bolton’s account underscores the foot that the unease about Trump’s seeming embrace of authoritarian leaders, long expressed bu experts and his opponents, also existed among some senior cabinet officers entrusted by the president to carry out his foreign policy and national security agendas.
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