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Politics Bolton claims White House blocked access to his Twitter account after departure

23:05  22 november  2019
23:05  22 november  2019 Source:   politico.com

John Bolton has patriotic duty to testify to the House

  John Bolton has patriotic duty to testify to the House Former national security adviser John Bolton should save the whole country weeks of turmoil by agreeing to testify at the House impeachment hearings. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); For weeks, the testimony of other witnesses, plus leaks of messages originally promulgated by his own lawyers, have made clear that Bolton had first-hand conversations with President Trump concerning Ukrainian matters.

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton on Friday accused his former employer of blocking access to his Twitter account since leaving In public appearances since his departure from the White House , Bolton has not held back about his disagreements with Trump, and is

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

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.

John R. Bolton wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Former National Security Adviser John Bolton.© Mark Wilson/Getty Images Former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

The former Trump aide left the administration in a wave of confusion in mid-September: Trump was adamant that he fired Bolton, while Bolton has maintained that he resigned.

Bolton’s last tweet on the account -- his personal profile, rather than a White House-owned account he took over when he became national security adviser -- prior to Friday had been his rebuttal of Trump’s claim he’d been fired.

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Former national security adviser John Bolton claims the White House blocked his Twitter account after he resigned. #CNN #News.

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.

But he’s come under renewed scrutiny as the impeachment inquiry into Trump heated up and as Democrats struggled to secure testimony from Trump’s inner circle about why hundreds of millions of dollars in aid for Ukraine were put on hold this summer.

He did not show up to his scheduled deposition with impeachment investigators earlier month, but he's not been subpoenaed in the probe, as Democrats look to avoid a protracted court battle over the matter.

Investigators have instead said they would take his refusal appear as another instance of obstruction by the White House.

Still, his lawyer teased earlier this month that Bolton was "personally involved in many of the events, meetings and conversations" central to the inquiry in addition to "many relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed."

'Glad to be back': Bolton teases return to Twitter

  'Glad to be back': Bolton teases return to Twitter The former national security adviser teased a return to Twitter after more than two months since his last tweet.Bolton, who was President Trump's national security adviser since April 2018, left his post in September. Both he and Trump threw jabs at one another during his departure, with Trump claiming he fired Bolton, while Bolton claimed he resigned.

After a more than two-month hiatus from Twitter , President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton is back on the platform with a Bolton , who abruptly resigned from his White House position in September, has been mentioned throughout the impeachment inquiry process as

Former national security adviser John Bolton on Friday accused the White House of having blocked access to his personal Twitter account for more than two months. “[S]ince resigning as National Security Advisor, the @ WhiteHouse refused to return access to my personal Twitter account .

In public and private appearances since his departure from the White House, Bolton has not held back about his disagreements with Trump, and is reportedly working on a hotly anticipated book about his time in the West Wing.

He resurfaced on social media Friday morning with a series of cryptic tweets just as Trump began an interview on Fox News.

"Glad to be back on Twitter after more than two months," he wrote. "For the backstory, stay tuned........"

He raised eyebrows with a follow up tweet later, writing: "We have now liberated the Twitter account, previously suppressed unfairly in the aftermath of my resignation as National Security Advisor. More to come....."

In a third post, he elaborated more, for the first time explicitly accusing the White House of preventing him from accessing his account.

"Re: speaking up -- since resigning as National Security Advisor, the @WhiteHouse refused to return access to my personal Twitter account," he wrote. "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 questions about Bolton's accusations, but Trump was asked about the first tweet during his interview on Fox, and denied the White House had blocked him in any way.

"No, of course not. Of course not," Trump said, explaining that "I actually had a good relationship with John. We disagreed on some things and some methods but I actually had a good relationship."

Ruling Will Not Lead John Bolton to Testify Soon, Lawyer Says .
WASHINGTON — John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser to President Trump who resisted efforts to pressure Ukraine for help against domestic political rivals, dashed any expectation on Tuesday that he would testify soon in the House impeachment investigation in response to a court ruling involving a onetime colleague. Charles J. Cooper, a lawyer who represents Mr. Bolton, said that a court decision on Monday ordering another former White House official to appear before Congress under subpoena did not apply to Mr. Bolton because of the nature of his job. Mr. Cooper said Mr.

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