John Bolton

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Bolton's Book Pushed Back 2 Months Due to White House Review

Publisher pushes back release date from March 17 to May 12

(Newser) - The publisher of John Bolton’s highly anticipated memoir has pushed back the release date from March 17 to mid-May, the AP reports. Simon & Schuster cited the ongoing White House security review of the former national security adviser’s The Room Where It Happened. The new date is May... More »

A Bolton Predecessor Gives Him a Hard Time

Ex-national security advisers face off

(Newser) - Two former national security advisers faced off at a Vanderbilt University event Wednesday, with the Obama administration's Susan Rice taking former Trump staffer John Bolton to task for not testifying in the impeachment process against President Trump. NBC News reports that Bolton scoffed at the idea his testimony regarding... More »

John Bolton on New Book: 'You'll Love Chapter 14'

Former national security adviser says he's worried about book being 'suppressed' by White House

(Newser) - John Bolton said he was willing to testify about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine during the Senate impeachment trial—but Republican senators decided not to call witnesses . The former national security adviser says he now hopes the White House won't censor the account he gives in forthcoming memoir... More »

McConnell: We Don't Yet Have the Votes to Block Witnesses

Trump team wraps up its impeachment arguments

(Newser) - The arguments in President Trump's impeachment trial are over, even as the debate on whether John Bolton should be called as a witness rages on. Trump's defense team wrapped up its three days of arguments Tuesday; next up, senators will be allowed to ask the House managers and... More »

Barr Denies Latest Bolton Accusation

NYT : Memoir alleges both men were concerned about Trump's dealings with autocratic leaders

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with more leaked details from John Bolton's upcoming memoir , and the latest involve his concerns about President Trump's dealings with the leaders of China and Turkey. What's more, Bolton alleges that Attorney General William Barr seemed to share those concerns. Bolton... More »

Trump Lawyers Target Obama, Biden

They argue that the Obama administration was the one that abused power

(Newser) - Much of the second day of President Trump's impeachment defense focused not on the president's actions, but on the previous administration. In what Politico calls "an alternate-reality impeachment of his political rivals," Trump lawyers Pam Bondi and Eric Herschmann argued that former President Obama and Joe... More »

Romney: 'Increasingly Likely' We'll Call Witnesses

Comments come after new John Bolton revelations

(Newser) - Democrats say new allegations from John Bolton make it essential that witnesses be called to testify in the Senate impeachment trial that resumes Monday. The big question: Will four Republicans—the magic number needed to make it happen—agree? That remains unclear, but the GOP's Mitt Romney suggests the... More »

'Explosive' Claims From New Bolton Book Leaked

He says Trump told him Ukraine military aid was linked to investigation of Bidens

(Newser) - Excerpts from a new book by former national security adviser John Bolton have been leaked—and they may undercut President Trump's defense in his impeachment trial. In The Room Where It Happened, Bolton says Trump told him in August that he wanted to freeze military aid to Ukraine until... More »

Trump Backtracks on Letting Bolton Testify

'I think you have to' call on executive privilege, president says

(Newser) - John Bolton, who was President Trump's national security adviser, has said he's willing to testify in the Senate's upcoming impeachment trial. On Thursday, Trump indicated that he wouldn't object, saying, "I don’t stop it." But asked Friday if he'd use executive privilege... More »

Will Bolton Testify? 3 Key Senators Are Noncommittal

Moderates including Mitt Romney not saying whether they'd join vote to subpoena him

(Newser) - John Bolton shook up the in-limbo impeachment process Monday by saying he would testify in a Senate trial if subpoenaed. A day later, we have little clarity on whether that will actually happen. By the math at Politico , Democrats would need four moderate Republicans to join them in voting for... More »

John Bolton Adds a Wrinkle to Senate Impeachment Trial

Former top Trump aide says he will testify if subpoenaed

(Newser) - A surprise development in the Senate's coming impeachment trial: John Bolton says he will testify if asked. The big question, though, is whether Mitch McConnell, who has previously rejected the idea of calling new witnesses, will ask him to do so. Bolton left his post as President Trump's... More »

Schiff: Investigation 'Isn't Going to End'

But the evidence is already 'overwhelming'

(Newser) - The House Intelligence Committee may turn over the impeachment process to the House Judiciary Committee soon—but Rep. Adam Schiff says the investigation of President Trump isn't over. The Intelligence committee chairman told CNN on Sunday that the panel is going to move forward with compiling its report, although... More »

Strange Things Happening With John Bolton, Twitter

He's tweeting again, after accusing the White House of blocking access to his own account

(Newser) - John Bolton has been awfully quiet on social media since he left his White House position as national security adviser, and on Friday he explained why in cryptic tweets. "We have now liberated the Twitter account, previously suppressed unfairly in the aftermath of my resignation," he wrote . Liberated... More »

Big Name in Impeachment Inquiry Has a Book Deal

Sources say John Bolton got a $2M deal

(Newser) - Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, the AP has learned. The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Trump. He reached a deal over the past few weeks with Simon & Schuster, according to three publishing officials with knowledge of... More »

Bolton a No-Show at Impeachment Hearing

Former national security adviser may be waiting for court to weigh in

(Newser) - John Bolton was a no-show for his requested appearance before the House impeachment panel Thursday, but sources tell the Washington Post that if a court clears the way for him to appear, the former national security adviser is willing to defy the White House's order that he not do... More »

Impeachment Probe to John Bolton: You're Up

The former Trump adviser is invited to testify

(Newser) - Calling John Bolton: You're wanted in the House impeachment probe. Yes, the AP reports that Democratic House investigators have asked the former national security adviser to testify next Thursday. Bolton would be the heaviest hitter in the inquiry so far if he does. He's also a key player... More »

A Key Impeachment Witness Is a No-Show

Charles Kupperman's refusal to testify is sign of Trump obstruction, says Adam Schiff

(Newser) - The name Charles Kupperman was a big one on Capitol Hill Monday morning, more so for what he didn't do than what he did. Kupperman failed to show up for his deposition in the Trump impeachment investigation, and now he's flirting with being held in contempt of Congress,... More »

New Figure Enters Ukraine Controversy

Hungarian leader Viktor Orban reportedly bad-mouthed Ukraine before call

(Newser) - New reports out Tuesday add more context to President Trump's view of Ukraine before he made his famous call to that nation's leader in July. The upshot is that Vladimir Putin and Hungary's Viktor Orban each bad-mouthed Ukraine as a corrupt nation to Trump, reinforcing what he... More »

Report: Bolton Called Giuliani a 'Hand Grenade'

Aide Fiona Hill testifies on Ukraine frictions

(Newser) - President Trump's former top Russian adviser testified before House impeachment investigators Monday—and sources tell the New York Times that she had a lot to say about Rudy Giuliani, Ukraine, and John Bolton. The insiders say former National Security Council adviser Fiona Hill told lawmakers that in July, Bolton,... More »

John Bolton's Stance Isn't Surprising. His Timing Is

In first public comments, he zeroed in on North Korea

(Newser) - Former national security adviser John Bolton gave what the AP calls a characteristically pessimistic outlook on the prospects for getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons as he made his first public appearance since he was ousted from his post by President Trump three weeks ago. Bolton made... More »

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