Opening the Bolton Dossier, It Ain’t Pretty
Jan. 30, 2020 (EIRNS)—Two videos of John Bolton have emerged in the past 24 hours which are sure to play a significant role in his public impeachment, regardless of whether or not he is called in the impeachment trial.
The first video is an August of 2019 by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in which Bolton describes the President’s two calls with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky as cordial, and great telephone calls, in which all important problems involving the U.S. and Ukraine were discussed. There was absolutely no hint of the “drug deal” which Bolton and the Democrats are now promoting as the metaphor for the calls. The second is a 2010 clip of Bolton in which he explains that he would lie, no matter what, if he felt national security issues of the United States were at stake and would be justified in doing so.
Separately, it emerged that shortly after Trump fired him in September 2019 as National Security Adviser, Bolton was courted by Rep. Elliot Engel of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to testify before the committee about U.S. foreign policy. During these exchanges, Bolton suggested the Democrats investigate the firing of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch by President Donald Trump.
Following widespread social media circulation of Bolton’s August 2019 interview, President Trump posted it on Jan. 29 in a tweet with the caption: “GAME OVER!”