By Tank Murdoch
(TNS) We’ve watched John Bolton for many years and if there’s one word we’d choose to best describe him it’s “Neo-conservative.”
At one point during his tenure as President Trump’s national security adviser, the commander-in-chief reportedly quipped that if Bolton got his way, America would be fighting more wars — notably with Iran and North Korea.
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The New York Times described Bolton’s eventual departure in September this way:
President Trump on Tuesday pushed out John R. Bolton, his third national security adviser, amid fundamental disputes over how to handle major foreign policy challenges like Iran, North Korea and most recently Afghanistan.
The departure ended a 17-month partnership that had grown so tense that the two men even disagreed over how they parted ways, as Mr. Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired the adviser only to be rebutted by Mr. Bolton, who insisted he had resigned of his own accord.
A longtime Republican hawk known for a combative style, Mr. Bolton spent much of his tenure trying to restrain the president from making what he considered unwise agreements with America’s enemies. Mr. Trump bristled at what he viewed as Mr. Bolton’s militant approach, to the point that he made barbed jokes in meetings about his adviser’s desire to get the United States into more wars.
Their differences came to a climax in recent days as Mr. Bolton waged a last-minute campaign to stop the president from signing a peace agreement at Camp David with leaders of the radical Taliban group. He won the policy battle as Mr. Trump scrapped the deal but lost the larger war when the president grew angry about the way the matter played out.
Mind you, President Trump campaigned on getting Americans out of other peoples’ wars — in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Syria — in places where we’ve been fighting now with no end in sight and no apparent objectives for as long as 20 years. And we see this president keeping one promise after another, which — in this case — pitted him directly against Bolton.
Let’s face it: Everyone in Washington and the establishment media knows Bolton like we do. He’s a hawk’s hawk; he really would send American troops, colonial style, into every war he could manage to start because that’s what Uber-neocons do.
So now, suddenly, a “leak” appears in the Democrat media — the same outlets who were decrying Bolton’s uber-neocon ways just months ago — claiming that he wrote in his upcoming book that Trump specifically told him he wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until that country launched investigations into his ‘political rival’ Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden.
How convenient…just as the Democrat-led impeachment seemed to be fizzling because they never had a case to begin with.
From The Hill:
Former national security adviser John Bolton reportedly claims in his as yet unpublished memoir that President Trump sought to tie hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Ukraine to his requests for the country’s leaders to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
Multiple sources familiar with Bolton’s book told The New York Times that he writes that President Trump personally told him that $391 million in aid to Ukraine should be frozen until Ukrainian officials announced the investigations, including one into the Democratic National Committee.
Of course the president told Bolton that. It’s in The New York Times, after all.
The president is refuting the tale.
“I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens,” the president tweeted, noting further that the transcript he had released of the phone call in question with the Ukrainian president is “all the proof that is needed.”
“In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination. If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book,” the president continued.
His lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, also sounded off, according to The Hill.
“I used to like and respect John, and tell people they were wrong about how irresponsible he was. I was wrong,” Giuliani said.
“He never once expressed concern to me. If he had confronted me, I could have explained it to him…..He wasn’t man enough to just ask and instead makes false and irresponsible barges to write a book about his failed career.”
So, here we go again: Another neocon RINO who was fired by Trump is now making a claim that would sure seem to support current allegations against the president, proving the deep state is bipolar and bipartisan.
Why are we not animated nor surprised?
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