Would it be so wrong to backstab the king of the backstabbers?
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
In the course of casual conversations with advisers and friends, President Trump has privately raised suspicions that a spiteful John Bolton, his notoriously hawkish former national security adviser, could be one of the sources behind the flood of leaks against him, three people familiar with the comments said. At one point, one of those sources recalled, Trump guessed that Bolton was behind one of the anonymous accounts that listed the former national security adviser as one of the top officials most disturbed by the Ukraine-related efforts of Trump and Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney who remains at the center of activities that spurred the impeachment inquiry.
“[Trump] was clearly implying [it, saying] something to the effect of, ‘Oh, gee, I wonder who the source on that could be,’” this source said, referring to the president’s speculation. Bolton, for his part, told The Daily Beast last month that allegations that he was a leaker in Trump’s midst are “flatly incorrect.”
The former national security adviser—who departed the administration last month on awful, mutually bitter terms—is working on a book about his time serving Trump, and has “a lot to dish,” one knowledgeable source noted.
You know if I were Trump (There’s a terrifying thought.) I would be less worried that Bolton is a whistleblower and much more concerned about what he might write in this book.
Bolton knows about all kinds of behind the scences shenanigans, and if he puts them in a book that makes a bunch of money you can bet that a whole lot of others will start shopping their own book deal ideas to various publishers.
By the time we get to an impeachment trial we might have enough public information to charge Trump with money laundering, blackmail, treason, and even being an asset of the Kremlin.