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  1. #1 **Breaking** Bolton's book draft confirms Trump withheld aid to Ukraine pending help 
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    **Breaking** Bolton's book draft confirms Trump withheld aid to Ukraine pending help with Biden

    Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says

    Drafts of the book outline the potential testimony of the former national security adviser if he were called as a witness in the presidentís impeachment trial.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/26/u...k-ukraine.html

    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to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton. --snip--

    Multiple people described Mr. Boltonís account of the Ukraine affair. --snip--

    For example, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged privately that there was no basis to claims by the presidentís lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani that the ambassador to Ukraine was corrupt and believed Mr. Giuliani may have been acting on behalf of other clients, Mr. Bolton wrote.

    Mr. Bolton also said that after the presidentís July phone call with the president of Ukraine, he raised with Attorney General William P. Barr his concerns about Mr. Giuliani, who was pursuing a shadow Ukraine policy encouraged by the president, and told Mr. Barr that the president had mentioned him on the call. A spokeswoman for Mr. Barr denied that he learned of the call from Mr. Bolton; the Justice Department has said he learned about it only in mid-August.

    And the acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, was present for at least one phone call where the president and Mr. Giuliani discussed the ambassador, Mr. Bolton wrote. Mr. Mulvaney has told associates he would always step away when the president spoke with his lawyer to protect their attorney-client privilege.



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    NYT: In book, Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine aid to inquiries, implicates senior cabinet officials

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    The New York Times reports that former national security adviser John Bolton has written in his as-of-yet unpublished book that President Donald Trump personally tied aid to Ukraine to investigation of Democrats, including the Bidens. The New York Times' Michael Schmidt speaks with Kasie Hunt about his reporting.

    Video at link: https://www.msnbc.com/kasie-dc/watch...zPQVNtpCP1jNtU



    How many times have the "anonymous sources" the Democrat propaganda media uses (likely made up out of thin air), been shown to be nothing more than a LIE? Too many to count.

    But of course the jack*sses ALWAYS fall for it, and fall all over themselves claiming this is going to 'get Trump'.

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    1. Matthew Miller said the House should subpoena the book, NOW.
    Really? The DUmbASS House Democrats are going to do the job they should have done in the beginning? LOL

    Don't be surprised if the DUmbAsses are told that they did not prove their articles of impeachment and that they are not going to do the work the DUmbAsses didn't do because they desired to use impeachment as a political weapon. And don't be surprised if the people side with Republcans.

    Jack*sses better hope there are no witnesses because it will mean Democrat corruption in Ukraine will be front and center.
    Liberals are divorced from reality and they think it's great. When you live in la la land you're never wrong, it's always the other person/groups fault and you can believe what you want to believe and call it 'truth'.
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    Amazing how these blockbuster anonymous 2nd and 3rd hand leaks emerge whenever the previous one starts to collapse. I'm not losing any sleep over this one. The strategy is to obsess over this leak, and Kobe Bryant, and Romney for a few days allowing the MSM to gloss over the Republican evisceration of the phoney impeachment.

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    I wonder how much Judas silver Bolton got for this sudden, bombshell leak. Some folks will do anything to promote a book or to take revenge if a president didn't go along with their policy points of view. No admiration for Bolton anymore, at least from me.
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    Nothing was illegal and, knowing Bolton for a couple decades, the text will be dry and featureless as desert-parchment.

    This (the publishing and pre-order kerfluffle) has more to do with Bolton's private spat against the MSM. He's not a please love me guy, like Vindman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    I wonder how much Judas silver Bolton got for this sudden, bombshell leak. Some folks will do anything to promote a book or to take revenge if a president didn't go along with their policy points of view. No admiration for Bolton anymore, at least from me.
    You might be correct but ...

    1. We don't know if this is accurate.

    2. We don't know if Bolton was involved in the leak.

    I'm withholding judgement for now.

    Dan Bongino on John Bolton's manuscript leak: 'There is nothing here'
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/dan-bo...ukraine-bidens


    Trump Denies New York Times Report on John Bolton Book
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...n-bolton-book/

    Breitbart News reported that Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, a lead NSC ethics lawyer and the brother of impeachment witness Lt. Col Alexander Vindman, is in charge of reviewing materials by current or former NSC officials in the prepublication review.
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    I want to hear what Bolton has
    to say directly. It certainly sounds
    like he's a POS...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    I want to hear what Bolton has
    to say directly. It certainly sounds
    like he's a POS...

    Boltonís lawyer released a statement Sunday evening in which said that the NSCís ďprepublication review process has been corrupted.Ē He did not confirm or deny the TimesĎ reporting of the contents of Boltonís book.
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...n-bolton-book/


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    Even if the title of this thread were 100% true which it probably isn’t, then so what? I couldn’t care less. Whatever it takes to smoke the corrupt rats out of their holes. I’d sure like one of these DUmmies to show me a law that says the USA owes every Crapistan on the planet billion$ a year.
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    IF this conversation went as claimed:

    1. It was weeks after the July phone call; to see why this is meaningful, see the phone call transcript;

    2. The funds were released, in August, not late September (the end of the fiscal year) and not after this kerfuffle broke out.

    Still no quid pro quo. And then there's the fact that investigating Burisma and the Bidens for corruption is entirely appropriate.
    Facts don't matter to DUpipo.

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    My opinion of John Bolton is mostly positive but he was causing problems within his space and he forgot he was not the boss, only an advisor not a policy maker. He got fired and now he has a grudge but this is not the first time he has been fired, and if you could ask about the other firings you could see why he didn't last long with Trump as the boss. I don't really give a rats ass what he has to say, no laws were broken but only the office of the President is under attack from the most corrupt bunch of coup at tempters in modern history, round them all up and hang them
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