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Seems Bolton has "first-hand" knowledge? What is his play, to sell books? Either way this seems at least problematic.


"Bolton reportedly claims that Trump explicitly linked a hold on Ukraine aid to an investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden."
 

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Neo Con upset Trump didn't start nuking the world on day one.

Trumps first instincts not to hire him were the right ones.
Trump would probably do well to ask on Twitter if he should hire someone. Let the American people be a part of the hiring process.. There's a lot of us out there that remember the bullshit folks like Barr, Bolton, Giuliani, etc did that could quickly provide good reasons for rejection.
 

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Last ditch desperation by NYT. If Bolton had this news why would he or the NYT wait til now to release it? It's a hail mary to attempt to disrupt the current trajectory of the Senate proceedings. The tell tale sign it's sensationalized is the Chris Wallace smirk.....he was probably rubbing one out under the table during that video. So let's say Bolton testifies and it's his word vs Trump, no written documentation or audio. Really don't think enough Republicans are going to sacrifice their jobs to take the word of a disgruntled former employee on the precipice of a book tour over POTUS.......all to give their job away during their next campaign b/c that's what they will be doing.
 

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I don't understand why the Dems didn't subpoena Bolton when the impeachment investigation was still going on in their house.

When they had the chance, they didn't interview him. Now that it's in the Senate's hands, they want him to be interviewed.

First they said they have enough evidence to impeach Trump, but now they need more witnesses.

The whole thing is making me go "what the fuck".
 

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Why does Bolton's comment carry more weight than DJT's? Well, I already know the answer to that one.
 
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So this leak came from a source who is reviewing it for disclosure issues per SOP with anyone from the .gov with access to secret stuff rights a book.

Remember LTC Vindman od Ukraine conversation leaking fame? Well it turns out his brother is the one in charge of reviewing Bolton’s book.

You just can’t make this shit up.
 

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You know, taking a couple of giant steps backwards out of the trees and looking at the forest, it's amazing how many of these political types are playing both sides of the fence. I used to like Bolton, but it's obvious now that he's just one more, of many turncoat critters. I actually thought he had some integrity. Oops........No.
 

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Selling books, nothing more. Should expect nothing less from just another swampite. Chris Wallace is an embarrassment to my meager intelligence. A complete stain on society.
 

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You know, taking a couple of giant steps backwards out of the trees and looking at the forest, it's amazing how many of these political types are playing both sides of the fence. I used to like Bolton, but it's obvious now that he's just one more, of many turncoat critters. I actually thought he had some integrity. Oops........No.
Im guessing we are seeing career diplomats capitalizing on a fleeting opportunity to wring cash out of the system. Publishers are throwing millions of dollars at them to sling gossip. A ghost writer turns it into a book so they don’t even have to really work for it.
 
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You know, taking a couple of giant steps backwards out of the trees and looking at the forest, it's amazing how many of these political types are playing both sides of the fence. I used to like Bolton, but it's obvious now that he's just one more, of many turncoat critters. I actually thought he had some integrity. Oops........No.
If you've not followed Bolton he has been the bane and ridiculed doormat of the left for decades. Ill tempered, brash and rude, but now canonized as some kind of messianic being of unquestionable honor and integrity by the MSM b/c he might have something to help their cause. Kind of like McStain suddenly became a great man in the eyes of CNN once he went to gears with Trump. Oh the stories of him when running for POTUS you'd of thought he was the anti-Christ back then.
 

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Im guessing we are seeing career diplomats capitalizing on a fleeting opportunity to wring cash out of the system. Publishers are throwing millions of dollars at them to sling gossip. A ghost writer turns it into a book so they don’t even have to really work for it.
I don't disagree with you, but I think book deals are second layer stuff and in some cases (Obama) a vehicle/excuse to legitimize payoffs to them from the swamp.

I think the first layer is the direct graft that pols take from skimming off the top of foreign aid (Bidens, Pelosis, Kerry, etc), Green grants, Cash for Clunkers, etc, as well as direct deposits from Soros/Globalists.
 

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If you've not followed Bolton he has been the bane and ridiculed doormat of the left for decades. Ill tempered, brash and rude, but now canonized as some kind of messianic being of unquestionable honor and integrity by the MSM b/c he might have something to help their cause.
Yep, I have and that's why I was caught a bit off guard on this one. I thought he had integrity and was Conservative, through and through. He/his actions proved me wrong.
 

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I have spent a lot of time in court. What you know and what you can prove are two different things. Bolton says he heard Donald say "XYZ"? Trump says he didn't say "XYZ" and to top it off, "XYZ" never happened. If this was criminal case in a lowly state circuit court, it never would have been indicted by the district attorneys office.
 

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I have spent a lot of time in court. What you know and what you can prove are two different things. Bolton says he heard Donald say "XYZ"? Trump says he didn't say "XYZ" and to top it off, "XYZ" never happened. If this was criminal case in a lowly state circuit court, it never would have been indicted by the district attorneys office.
Agree! The House impeachment process was more of the same. Subpoenaing administration officials but not enforcing in court (Or not subpoenaing them because they want a court to weigh in) is tantamount to Threatening to calling witnesses at trial, not doing so, and then complaining they they didn’t testify.
 
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So this leak came from a source who is reviewing it for disclosure issues per SOP with anyone from the .gov with access to secret stuff rights a book.

Remember LTC Vindman od Ukraine conversation leaking fame? Well it turns out his brother is the one in charge of reviewing Bolton’s book.

You just can’t make this shit up.
Yup...just like a bad soap opera. He has a twin brother! :ROFLMAO:
 

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Yep, I have and that's why I was caught a bit off guard on this one. I thought he had integrity and was Conservative, through and through. He/his actions proved me wrong.
My litmus for stink factor of 'breaking news this just in on Trump' the last 2 years is watching for Chris Wallace on air orgasms then you know it's about to get real. I don't mind op-ed at all, but disguising it as 'news' is intellectually dishonest. He's no more news than Rachel Maddow or Sean Hannity.
 
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They didn't subpoena because they know that presidential privilege covered his inner circle. It's well documented and even their royal highness the Kenyan used it. It's just politicians doing what politicians do.
Besides, Piglosi is trying to rig another democrap election. 2 birds with one stone. She is helping Biden while the senators are locked up in DC and making the repukian party look bad for not having a "fair" trial. That second part will be a big part of the 2020 election for several repukian senators. She's smarter than she looks. Deviant bitch is trying to flip the Senate to the communist party.
Anyone care to wager?
 

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Every one of these worthless bastards make me want to throw up. POS politicians constantly screwing us over, knowing we can't/won't do anything about it. Right when you think someone may indict one of these shitbags, they back down and all of the bravado collapses and the swamp is refilled to the top once again. If the people who are responsible to hold these arrogant jerkoffs accountable would do their jobs, this would be a hell of a lot simpler. Unfortunately, I am afraid this will escalate. People are pissed off and sick of having two sets of rules. I have no stomach for it, but it may take a hard reset to get this country back in alignment.
 

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So this leak came from a source who is reviewing it for disclosure issues per SOP with anyone from the .gov with access to secret stuff rights a book.

Remember LTC Vindman od Ukraine conversation leaking fame? Well it turns out his brother is the one in charge of reviewing Bolton’s book.

You just can’t make this shit up.
And another member of the nsc was escorted off the property last week.
 

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And another member of the nsc was escorted off the property last week.

Think his name was Peek, as in rhymes with Leak.

Protégé of another traitorous Marine 4 star.


Hope they straighten out the Corps.....my soul is embarrassed.

 
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There is a unspoken leak investigation that has been going on for years. IMO This is all part of that. I would bet on it. Every single leak against Trump ended as a nothing bad for Trump and something bad for them. This will too.
 

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Only need 51 for witnesses. If witnesses happen they will consume the Dems. So likely they won't happen. But I so hope they do.
 

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Only need 51 for witnesses. If witnesses happen they will consume the Dems. So likely they won't happen. But I so hope they do.
Witness away. Still won't reach supermajority. I fully expect a couple of the far-left RINOS to turn.