bolton

This is how journalists must remind Republicans about their complicity. Katy Tur really laid it on John Bolton in an effective manner. Katy Tur nails John Bolton x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. “You said it was Trump's taint,” Katy Tur asked John Bolton. “Doesn't the taint extend many members...

More
  • January 13, 2021

ELAINE: “Perhaps there’s more to Newman than meets the eye.” JERRY: “No, there’s less.” I’m reminded of this bit from Seinfeld whenever anyone ascribes any sort of complexity or gravitas or anything beyond a primal, raging, cotton candy-covered id to Donald Trump. It’s wishful thinking — the idea that there...

More
  • June 24, 2020

Reading the Bolton book is a tough slog. although it is amusing to read how he wanted to settle scores including obliquely allowing Rex Tillerson to call Nikki Haley a c***. If there’s a takeaway so far, it is how badly edited it is, and how absent any consideration of...

More
  • June 21, 2020

There’s juicy stuff in the Bolton book even if his mercenary lust for money came before putting Trump in the vise during the Impeachment. It seems less revelatory as it might simply confirm how incompetent and dangerous Trump remains. “He then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election,...

More
  • June 17, 2020

No way am I going to buy John Bolton’s book. That gruesome, caramel corn-looking motherfucker won’t get a penny from me. But, hey, the enemy of my enemy is (very temporarily) my friend, even if he looks like Wilford Brimley fucked one of Saruman’s orcs. And The New York Times...

More
  • June 17, 2020

Bolton’s tell-all book will be out this month…. If he had any decency or sense of duty to the nation, he would have testified under oath, rather than ignore Congress, but he preferred benefiting financially. The only question to be answered is the degree of Trump’s impeachable iniquity. Bolton is planning...

More
  • June 8, 2020

Expect Bolton to get called before House committees, despite the possibility that he would give some kind of press interview before the release of the book. It has been 30 days since the WH received the manuscript. x I have a suggestion for @RepAdamSchiff: Within five minutes of the Senate...

More
  • February 1, 2020

Ultimately, conservatism is about mercenary money, so at some point, delays in the perishable publication of the Bolton memoir could be no different than the “catch and kill” of any Trump paramour’s story. en.wikipedia.org/… Rick Wilson ignores how Bolton’s superPAC could get some bigly money from somewhere foreign/domestic that would...

More
  • February 1, 2020

This is speculation, but it’s based on a statement John Bolton made about two hours ago: In Austin, John Bolton voices support for officials called in impeachment hearing (KXAN Austin): Speaking at a private event in Austin Thursday, Former National Security Advisor John Bolton defended government officials who testified in...

More
  • January 31, 2020

Doesn’t everyone in Trump-land know that John Bolton is an agent of the Deep State (sic), ready to bring on the Sixth International (sic). We just never see him at the membership meetings (or the BBQs). x ….many more mistakes of judgement, gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be...

More
  • January 29, 2020

John Kelly had an up-close-and-personal look at Donald Trump’s stupidity and dishonesty for nearly two years — first as the secretary of homeland security and then for 18 months as Trump’s chief of staff — and now he’s backing ambulant mustache John Bolton in his reignited feud with the alleged president. Sarasota...

More
  • January 29, 2020

What they do! They smilin' in your face All the time, they want to take your place The back stabbers Rudy Giuliani now calls John Bolton a “backstabber”. But McConnell thinks he’ll be able to “peel off” rebels by Friday to keep the Superbowl ball-spike acquittal on schedule. x Some Republican senators...

More
  • January 29, 2020

I don’t much like John Bolton. I don’t like his politics, I don’t like his superior attitude, I don’t like his opinions, I don’t like his free abandon to send other peoples sons and daughters to war, and I don’t like that goddamn mustache, which mostly looks like something you’d...

More
  • January 28, 2020

Received e-mails from the top two candidates for U.S. Senate in Colorado today. The first one if from former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D. CO): Andrew Romanoff (D. CO) Did Donald Trump withhold foreign aid in order to force an investigation into a political rival? The evidence says yes—which...

More
  • January 27, 2020

I believe we should push very hard for the testimony of John Bolton. But can we as Democrats be honest with ourselves about one very likely and important thing?  John Bolton is not going to testify that President Trump committed an impeachable act.  In fact, he is going to testify...

More
  • January 27, 2020

Nov 20, 2019 'Everyone Was in the Loop' Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified that President Trump ordered a pressure campaign on Ukraine and that senior-most administration officials knew about it. “It doesn't matter whether you like him. It doesn't matter if you dislike him,” Adam Schiff said. “What matters is whether...

More
  • January 27, 2020

I rise (reluctantly) to Bolton’s defense here, against the many comments accusing him of being self-serving and wanting to know why he hasn’t spoken up way earlier. Bolton was the national security advisor, and as such remains under lifelong restrictions as to what he can say publicly. Without a subpoena,...

More
  • January 27, 2020

Boom! Trump paying the price for his iniquity, malevolence, and base ineptitude. Congressional Democrats called for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in President Trump’s impeachment trial following a new report that the president told Bolton last August he wanted to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless it...

More
  • January 27, 2020

Whoa, wow. Well, thanks for testifying, John. The New York Times: President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by...

More
  • January 26, 2020

New story up from the Washington Post: Senate Democrats privately mull witness trade in impeachment trial: A Biden for Bolton Several Senate Democrats are privately discussing the possibility of calling Republicans’ bluff on witnesses, weighing an unusual trade in President Trump’s impeachment trial: the testimony of Hunter Biden for the...

More
  • January 22, 2020

It is looking like there only “might” be witnesses in the Trump impeachment trial as it looks like the Articles will get transferred to the Senate next week. Then Trump, in a shell game, will invoke executive privilege as John Bolton complies with a Senate subpoena. As many journalists have hoped, we...

More
  • January 11, 2020

OK, it’s not Kabuki as much as it is Shadow Puppetry. What makes anyone think Trump won’t run to court to get an injunction against Bolton, claiming executive privilege and national security, if Bolton receives a subpoena? Any competent court would rule against Trump, but Trump would appeal. That litigation...

More
  • January 7, 2020

President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton said he is ready to throw himself at the mercy of the Senate Impeachment court, but color me skeptical.  The truth from anyone associated with the Trump administration, even for a short time, strains the fabric of credibility.  Mr. Bolton has teased...

More
  • January 6, 2020

Yes, there are several other diaries on this topic, including one that just got posted on the front page, but I want to focus on Bolton’s actions and timing. First, I need to point out that Bolton was never subpoenaed by any House committee. His deputy. Charles Kupperman, was, and...

More
  • January 6, 2020

Straight from the horse’s mustache: 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...

More
  • January 6, 2020

There have been some questions about why the Democrats haven’t been pushing the courts to enforce subpoenas against John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and others who have either said they have to follow White House orders to ignore a subpoena or who just decided to ignore it on their own. The...

More
  • November 25, 2019

Even if he’s still a war criminal, John Bolton will get his place in history perhaps for a less ignominious act. In June, national security adviser John Bolton warned U.S. diplomats that Rudy Giuliani would prove to be a problem, much like “Washington lobbyist Robert Livingston kept popping up and recommending...

More
  • October 31, 2019

Even if he’s still a war criminal, John Bolton will get his place in history perhaps for a less ignominious act. In June, national security adviser John Bolton warned U.S. diplomats that Rudy Giuliani would prove to be a problem, much like “Washington lobbyist Robert Livingston kept popping up and recommending...

More
  • October 31, 2019

John Bolton got a book deal after he was fired by Trump, so any appearances in favor of Democrats will be another in a lifetime of expedient acts. We can’t forget his history of what some would call war crimes, but so many such criminals continue to walk free in...

More
  • October 26, 2019