Bolton and Trump Met Privately Over Withheld Aid, White House Official Testified
John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, met privately with the president in August as part of a bid to persuade Mr. Trump to release $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine, a senior National Security Council aide told House impeachment investigators last month. The meeting, which has not been previously reported, came as Mr. Bolton sought to marshal Mr. Trump’s cabinet secretaries and top national security advisers to convince the president that it was in the United States’ best interest to unfreeze the funds to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia. But Mr. Bolton emerged with Mr.
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton returned to Twitter , alleging the White House withheld his access "out of fear of what I may say ?" "Since resigning as National Security Advisor, the @ WhiteHouse refused to return access to my personal Twitter account ," Bolton tweeted.
Bolton ’s Twitter account has been conspicuously silent since , prompting questions about why Bolton was not offering more details on his departure. The former official now says the White House blocked access to his personal Twitter account after he left the administration “out of fear of what I
WASHINGTON – Former– a potential witness in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump – resumed tweeting Friday and appeared to issue a threat to his former boss.
"Since resigning as National Security Advisor, the @WhiteHouse refused to return access to my personal Twitter account," Bolton tweeted. "Out of fear of what I may say? To those who speculated I went into hiding, I’m sorry to disappoint!"
Fox Anchor Chris Wallace: Sondland Just Ran the Bus Over Trump, Pence, Pompeo, Giuliani and Mulvaney
pDuring the first break in Wednesday’s impeachment hearings—which featured U.S. Ambassador to the EU and million-dollar Trump donor Gordon Sondland implicating President Donald Trump in a quid pro quo with Ukraine—Fox News anchor Chris Wallace declared that Sondland “took out the bus and ran it over” President Donald Trump and a number of his allies and aides. “I think what Gordon Sondland was trying to do here is protect himself more than he is to protect anybody else,” Wallace said during Fox News’ special coverage.
White House denies blocking John Bolton from his OWN Twitter account and suggests fired national security adviser just 'forgot' his password because of 'advanced age'. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said John Bolton 's 'advanced age' may be the reason he couldn't access his
Ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton broke his silence with a claim that the White House blocked access to his Twitter account in the months since he left the Trump The claim came a day after House investigators wrapped up a two-week stretch of public testimony in the impeachment inquiry.
Bolton, who left his post in September, did not elaborate on what he might "say" with respect to the investigation of Trump's dealings with Ukraine, the subject of the ongoing impeachment inquiry in the House.
A former ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush,of the events House Democrats are now scrutinizing. Bolton was "personally involved in many of the events, meetings, and conversations about which you have already received testimony," his attorney wrote to House Democrats earlier this month.
Bolton has repeatedly appeared in testimony from other witnesses as someone who opposed an effort by Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, and others to pressure Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky into announcing an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.
Five bombshells from explosive Sondland testimony
President Trump's hand-picked ambassador to the European Union appeared Wednesday on Capitol Hill, where the latest witness in the Democrats' impeachment investigation delivered hours of explosive testimony tying Trump directly to a politically motivated pressure campaign in Ukraine. Gordon Sondland, a Republican mega-donor-turned E.U. ambassador, had previously denied that Trump leveraged White House meetings and U.S. military aid in return for investigations into the president's political rivals.
" Re : speaking up -- since resigning as National Security Advisor, the @ WhiteHouse refused to return access to my personal Twitter account ," John Bolton Bolton did not specify which matter he was referring to, but Trump is currently facing an impeachment investigation over his repeated efforts to
Former national security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton tweeted Friday for the first time since leaving his position in September, promising his 783,000 followers “the backstory.”Using President Donald Trump’s preferred medium and his signature too-long ellipses at
Other aides testified that Bolton described the effort as a "drug deal."
Aide says ambassador on ‘political errand’ for Trump
Aide says ambassador on ‘political errand’ for TrumpFiona Hill told House investigators she came to realize Ambassador Gordon Sondland wasn’t simply operating outside official diplomatic channels, as some assumed, but carrying out instructions from Trump,
Former White House national security adviser John Bolton on Friday accused his former employer of blocking access to his Twitter account since leaving his position more than two months ago. Still, his lawyer teased earlier this month that Bolton was "personally involved in many of the events
You' re viewing YouTube in Russian. You can change this preference below. Former national security adviser John Bolton claims the White House blocked his Twitter account after he resigned. Bolton returns to Twitter , accuses White House of blocking access to account
Bolton sent an equally cryptic tweet earlier in the day: "We have now liberated the Twitter account, previously suppressed unfairly in the aftermath of my resignation as National Security Advisor. More to come....."
Re: speaking up -- since resigning as National Security Advisor, the— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) refused to return access to my personal Twitter account. Out of fear of what I may say? To those who speculated I went into hiding, I’m sorry to disappoint!
The White House did not immediately respond to Bolton’s assertion that he was locked out of his Twitter account.
Bolton teased another "preview" of his future work in a Saturday morning tweet. The announcement was a link to a page for "Bolton PAC," a political action committee that aims to "identify and support Senate and House candidates committed to policies promoting a strong America."
Many are speculating about what I plan to do next. I’m excited to tell you what I’ve been working on. Here is a preview:— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton)
House Democrats in charge of the investigation are seeking to bring in Bolton as a witness; so far, the national security adviser who left the administration in September has not said whether he will cooperate. Bolton declined to appear voluntarily before the House Intelligence Committee and has said he is monitoring a lawsuit involving his former aide before deciding whether he would honor a subpoena.
Trump had nothing but nice things to say about Bolton during a morning interview on Fox & Friends, saying "I actually had a good relationship with John. We disagreed on some things and some methods, but I actually had a good relationship."
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WH press secretary suggests John Bolton may have ‘forgotten’ his Twitter password, cites ‘advanced age’ .
The White House shot back at former National Security Adviser John Bolton over his claim that it had locked him out of his Twitter account.BOLTON RETURNS TO TWITTER AFTER RESIGNATION, ACCUSES WHITE HOUSE OF BLOCKING ACCESS TO ACCOUNT