John Bolton’s attorney hints that he knows about many “relevant meetings and conversations” concerning Ukraine that the impeachment investigators don’t know about yet.

By |2019-11-09T07:28:11-09:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |19 Comments

Okay, you have our attention, please proceed.

Courtesy of NYT:

John R. Bolton, President Trump’s former national security adviser, knows about “many relevant meetings and conversations” connected to the Ukraine pressure campaign that House impeachment investigators have not yet been informed about, his lawyer told lawmakers on Friday.

The lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, made that tantalizing point in a letter to the chief House lawyer in response to House committee chairmen who have sought Mr. Bolton’s testimony in their impeachment proceedings, arguing that his client would be willing to talk but only if a court rules that he should ignore White House objections.

Mr. Cooper did not elaborate on what meetings and conversations he was referring to, leaving it to House Democrats to guess at what Mr. Bolton might know. Mr. Bolton has been one of the most anticipated witnesses because other current and former officials have described him as deeply disturbed by the effort to pressure Ukraine to provide incriminating information about Democrats to help the president’s domestic political prospects.

Mr. Bolton did not show up for a deposition scheduled on Thursday because, his lawyer said, he wants a judge to determine whether he and his former deputy, Charles M. Kupperman, should testify in defiance of the White House. In effect, Mr. Bolton and Mr. Kupperman are asking for a court ruling on competing demands by the executive branch, which does not want them to testify, and the legislative branch, which does.

This sounds very much like somebody who either really wants to testify, or wants something substantial to buy his silence. 

My instinct is that Bolton was offended by everything about Donald Trump and would really like to play a part in getting him out of the White House.

However we should not discount the fact that John Bolton is a lifelong Republican who wants desperately to protect his party. 

Which, by the way, might just be accomplished by getting Trump out of office. 

All I know for sure is that the House Democrats are going to fall all over themselves trying to get Bolton in front of one of their committees.  

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19 Comments

  1. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 6:39 am - Reply

    I really don’t understand these cowards that “hint” they may have something important to say. Either you do or you don’t and if it is important for the security of our country than tell all or shut up and go back to the hole you emerged from.

    • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 7:39 am - Reply

      Seriously, like the childhood taunt “I know something you don’t know!” in neener neener neener sing song.

    • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      Kinda like all the anons. anon whistleblower (who everybody knows, so he may as well say something) …. anon author…. anon source….. anon source…..

    • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 7:45 am - Reply

      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/11/08/trump-impeachment-republicans-congress-229904

      “Rooney cautioned his colleagues that there could be no turning a blind eye to the fact pattern emerging from Trump’s relationship with Ukraine. It seemed possible, if not probable, that congressionally approved military aid to the embattled country—long a cause dear to Democrats and Republicans alike—had been held up contingent on investigations into Trump’s domestic political rivals. The question, Rooney told his friends, was not whether there was clear evidence of wrongdoing, but whether the president himself was culpable—and if so, whether congressional Republicans were going to cover for him.

      All of a sudden, the once-invisible congressman was the subject of constant surveillance.” – “Who the hell is this Rooney guy?” the president asked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis during one phone call, according to sources familiar with their conversation. “What’s his deal?”
      ““The blowback from the people in Southwest Florida was something. I mean, I had people down here in the local Republican leadership mad at me, yelling at me, telling me nothing should happen to make me waver in my support of Donald Trump. Nothing,” – “As Rolling Stone declared, “GOP Congressman Open to Impeachment on Friday, Retires on Saturday.”

      “To the president’s delight, as he watched the proceedings on television, the “nays” even included the troublemaker Rooney, who, Trump concluded, had tucked his tail between his legs and done as he was told. Trump basked in the sensation. That the House had moved closer toward a historic and humiliating referendum on his presidency was less important than the GOP rallying uniformly in his defense.” – “there is no bigger fan of this game than the president himself.” – “To understand Trump’s fixation on the word loyalty is to understand that his interpretation, at least in a political context, means submission, subservience, subjugation.” > ” would it surprise Republicans if Lisa Murkowski, the other quasi-independent in the GOP caucus, turned on Trump. The Alaska senator has been a chronic problem for the White House. Whether it was her vote against the GOP’s Obamacare repeal proposal, or her persistent abuse of the administration for its handling of a 35-day government shutdown, or her go-it-alone refusal to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Murkowski has shown a unique capacity for afflicting the president.
      In late October, it was those three GOP senators—Romney, Collins and Murkowski—who conspicuously refused to co-sponsor Lindsey Graham’s resolution condemning the House of Representatives for its impeachment inquiry.” – ““The whole thing is one step removed from the president—it’s [Rudy] Giuliani, it’s [Gordon] Sondland,” Rooney says, referring to the president’s lawyer and EU ambassador, who stand accused of orchestrating a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating the Bidens.

      “So, the question is, is that enough of an abuse of power to remove the president from office? I don’t know. I need to think about that a lot more. I haven’t made up my mind.”
      “I’ve got to be able to look at myself in the mirror, and I’ve got to be able to look at my kids and my friends and family, and know that what I did was right.””

  2. Anon November 9, 2019 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Your headline mistakenly says “Michael” Bolton. I certainly hope John Bolton sings as well as Michael and helps bring an end to this tragic opera we are experiencing.

    • Gryphen November 9, 2019 at 7:30 am - Reply

      Goddamnit!!!!

      I do that all of the time, but most of the time I catch it and make the correction.

      Thank you for pointing it out.

      It’s fixed now.

      P.S. For the record I am pretty sure that Michael Bolton is up to some sneaky shit as well.

      • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 7:41 am - Reply

        A world without either Bolton is a world many dream of.

      • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 8:11 am - Reply

        HAH! Love ya, Gryph!

  3. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 7:25 am - Reply

    The judge should ask him to testify in an elf suit, and using a microfone with Autotune, so he can sound like a millennial rapper with no skills other that smoking weed.

  4. OK November 9, 2019 at 7:26 am - Reply

    WRONG DATE… For no apparent reason, Trump reposted this tweet from former White House national security adviser John Bolton commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks:

    @AmbJohnBolton
    I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”
    9:10 AM – 10 Sep 2019

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/11/09/trump-thinks-11-9-anniversary-of-sept-11-attacks.html

  5. Anon November 9, 2019 at 7:27 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/11/09/devin-nunes-impeachment-witnesses.html

    The Nunes list looks like it was written by Fox News.

  6. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 8:21 am - Reply

    In other humor:

    It’s still Donald Trump Jr.’s new book, but not exactly as he knows it.

    Comedians Davram Stiefler and Jason Selvig — aka The Good Liars ― on Thursday changed the covers of “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” at a Barnes & Noble store in Brooklyn, New York, to “make it a little more honest,” reported The Hill.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-jr-spoof-book-covers-125240953.html

    • anonymous November 9, 2019 at 9:05 am - Reply

      Their mocking new title? “Daddy, Please Love Me: How Everything I Do Is to Try and Earn My Father’s Love.”

      https://www.instagram.com/p/B3Fg-GBlohC/?utm_source=ig_embed

      • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 9:49 am - Reply

        I had a LOT of fun with $arah’s books evefy time I saw them and no one ever called security.
        Juvenile? “You betcha!”

  7. anon November 9, 2019 at 8:26 am - Reply

    https://www.axios.com/senators-harris-blumenthal-whitehouse-foia-request-trump-ukraine-bill-barr-ebb03ae5-f212-4bc7-9943-c45d6627d937.html

    Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris, Richard Blumenthal and Sheldon Whitehouse requested documents and communications from the Justice Department on Nov. 8 related to President Trump’s reported call for Attorney General Bill Barr to hold a press conference exonerating the president of any wrongdoing on the July 25 Ukraine call, according to a letter first given to Axios.

  8. anon November 9, 2019 at 8:27 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/kellyanne-conways-latest-bungling-defense-of-trump-on-ukraine-incriminated-the-president-even-more-ex-prosecutor/

    ” We will continue the withhold the aid because it’s the right lawful and just thing to do. No. They got caught, that’s when they released the aid, so Kellyanne Conway’s claim that that is somehow exculpatory, it’s incriminating.””

  9. nanna November 9, 2019 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    If Bolton had anything and was a patriot he would show up.

    Democrats have done all that is necessary to compel him to appear and his refusal shows that one or both of those elements is absent.

    Republicans want nothing more than to ensnare every last detail in the court system for the next six months but the upcoming public impeachment hearings will no doubt change their tactics.

    I personally hope our idiot mainstream media will start talking about pardons because that always stirs up Republicans.

  10. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Someone should ask the war mongering, armchair warrior Bolton, why he NEVER served in the military.

    Then they can ask him why he refuses to serve his country again and tell what he knows, oh right he has a book deal coming up, gotta save the good stuff for his book.

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