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Who Really is John Bolton? The Washington Swamp Snakes Emerge

January 28, 2020
Former White House National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton talks to reporters Wednesday, May 1, 2019, outside the West Wing entrance of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)
Former White House National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton talks to reporters Wednesday, May 1, 2019, outside the West Wing entrance of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

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The New York Times on Saturday night published an excerpt from John Bolton’s new book, claiming his disclosures undermined the totality of the President’s impeachment defense. Bolton, fired by Trump because of his endless efforts to involve the United States in wars throughout the globe, has been dangling his testimony before the Senate since January 6, when he issued a surprise announcement to the news media that he would testify if subpoenaed, regardless of executive privilege governing his conversations as National Security Advisor with the President of the United States.

The key paragraph of the lengthy article, written by the Times reporters who authored much of its now provably false, “Russia! Russia! Russia!” bilge, reads as follows: “In his August 19, 2019 discussion with Mr. Bolton, the president appeared focused on the theories Mr. Giuliani had shared with him, replying to Mr. Bolton’s question about [security assistance to Ukraine] that he preferred sending no assistance to Ukraine until officials turned over all materials they had about the Russia investigation that related to Mr. Biden and supporters of Mrs. Clinton in Ukraine.”

First, this is not new or devastating testimony, unless you have been living under a rock or have completely swallowed the Democratic Party’s Kool Aid. If this is a direct quote from the manuscript, John Bolton appears to be saying that Trump wanted Ukraine’s illegal interference in the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton investigated, including the possible role of Joe Biden in that interference. Biden was Obama’s point man on Ukraine. Since the alleged whistleblower worked for Biden in the White House on Ukraine and was visited multiple times by Alexandra Chalupa and other key players in the Clinton/Ukraine Russiagate illegal operations against the Trump Campaign, this is a perfectly valid and most interesting investigative avenue. This is all about 2016 and not about Joe or Hunter Biden.

But, the Times story claims, Trump couldn’t have meant something so simple. They explain that the President often hits at multiple opponents in his harangues, and he frequently lumps together the law enforcement officials who conducted the Russia inquiry with Democrats and other perceived enemies, as he appeared to do in speaking with Mr. Bolton. So, we have what Bolton allegedly wrote, modified by an explanation from the Times, that the President was in a harangue and pursuing conspiracy theories directed solely against his political opponents — a modification to fit the Alice in Wonderland Talking Points of Nancy Pelosi.

Their narrative is that it is not legitimate to investigate illegalities against Trump in the 2016 election, that well documented facts are conspiracy theories or petty personal concerns of Trump, who extorted Ukraine to get information which would help his re-election campaign, all the while remaining a pawn of Vladimir Putin. This actual conspiracy theory — their conspiracy theory — was already completely debunked by Robert Mueller. The Democrats and their swamp friends have been trying, desperately, ever since Mueller’s case collapsed, to prevent any investigation of the illegalities involved in the Obama Administration’s whole-of-government operation to smear candidate Trump and to incite a coup against his Presidency. Other aspects of Bolton’s account involving Attorney General Barr, Mike Pompeo, and Mick Mulvaney, have all been denied and refuted since the Times story was published. President Trump called Bolton’s account, as published in the Times, a fabrication.

Like the Kavanaugh hearing, the treason faction running the operation for the Democrats and their swamp friends will hurl more hysterical lies and stink bombs throughout the coming week. Prior to Bolton’s scripted appearance in the Times, it looked like the impeachment trial might actually be over with an acquittal of the President by Friday, the reason why this crap is being flung freely now.

Now, a vote on witnesses is scheduled on Friday, which will draw this charade out if weak Republican Senators vote to hear from the dismissed warmonger, Bolton, who is clearly seeking to serve his revenge cold and to unseat this President. Democrats are desperate to string the impeachment out with witness testimony and media hype, as the country faces major crises throughout the world. Their freedom of action to continue their bankrupt and forever war policies wholly depends on Trump being crippled. The same is true of their electoral prospects in 2020.

The simple reality, as the President’s lawyers have underlined, is that no pressure campaign by the President against Ukraine actually took place, no investigations took place in return for aid, the aid was delivered. In fact, the only pressure campaign which occurred here was on the side of the State Department and military figures who want to continue the civil war in Ukraine spawned from the coup run by the United States and Britain in 2014. They pressured Trump, brutally and relentlessly, to change his mind about military aid. These are the witnesses the House used to impeach the President. They intended, and still intend, to run Ukraine as a vassal state for war with Russia, right on its eastern border. When Trump refused to go along, citing both Ukraine’s attempt to take him out in 2016, and the country’s massive corruption (millions of USAID dollars have simply vanished without a trace) they launched their campaign against the President on this issue.

In effect, President Trump is being impeached for thought crimes, at worst, for thinking out loud about potential ideas and strategies with which his opponents vehemently disagree. This shreds not only the U.S. Constitution but also the criminal code, replacing it with something akin to the Nazi legal system which prosecuted thought crimes, not completed acts.

Who Really Is John Bolton?

Many who have not followed politics in the United States, may not know the full story about the knuckle-dragger John Bolton and why nominally anti-war Democrats and the liberal news media giving him a big wet kiss is both so revealing and absolutely disgusting.

Bolton supports regime change in Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen, and North Korea. He recently re-founded, with others like him, the Committee on the Present Danger-China, aimed at stoking red scare-type hysteria against China and undermining the President’s friendship with Xi Jinping and major progress on U.S. China relationships. Typical of his ilk, he still supports the Viet Nam War while having taken every action to avoid deployment there during the draft. When President Bush called Iran, Iraq, and North Korea the “Axis of Evil” in 2002 in a prelude to the disastrous war in Iraq, Bolton wrote an article demanding that Cuba, Libya, and Syria be added to the mix. When then head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, José Bustani, refused to rubber stamp U.S. claims about Iraq, Bolton flew to Europe and demanded that Bustani step down in 24 hours, because, “We know where your children are”.

He has repeatedly claimed that Cuba has a biological weapons program threatening the United States, claims so lacking in evidence and veracity that the Bush Administration itself disclaimed him. According to former Congressman Henry Waxman, it was Bolton who encouraged the insertion of the entirely false British intelligence claim that Iraq attempted to procure yellowcake uranium from Niger, which George Bush first used in his 2003 State of the Union Address. This was a key forgery used to justify the Iraq War. Bolton’s initial nomination to be UN Ambassador went up in flames when people who worked for him testified to extraordinary incidents of abuse, intimidation, and harassment, calling their former boss a kiss-up, kick-down personality who would habitually abuse his subordinates. Typical of Bolton’s sulfuric operating style, he first called allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election a possible false flag operation in order to please Trump, but then characterized sanctions as a weak response to the interference, saying the U.S. response should make Russia feel pain.

Bolton set up the John Bolton Super Pac in 2013, raising $11.3 million for Republican candidates in the 2014 and 2016 elections, particularly the RINO Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Richard Burr, who played a leading role in the coup against Donald Trump. Bolton used the data profiling firm Cambridge Analytica in his PAC operations, the British offshoot of the British military intelligence firm SCL, founded by Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer. Mercer gave $4 million to Bolton’s PAC, which also received major donations from Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus and Los Angeles real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer. Bolton proudly claims to be a devout follower of Edmund Burke, the philosophical inspiration for the horrendous European Reformation along with the synarchist and satanist Joseph de Maistre.

Bolton, Bannon, Kelly Anne Conway, and the Mercers were all backers of the Tory choice for President in 2016, Ted Cruz. They came over to the Trump Campaign after Trump had won the nomination.

Why was this snake brought into the President Trump’s Administration, particularly since the President has campaigned against endless wars? Well, look at the Republican Party which Trump was saddled with from 2016 forward, a whole section of which is composed of knuckledraggers like Bolton, Dick Cheney, and the media and Washington favorite, John McCain. Another whole section is composed of Christian Zionists like Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo. Mitt Romney heads the old George H.W. Bush section of the party. It is this party which the President has to wield to govern while he attempts its wholesale transformation.

Donald Trump, Rand Paul, and Tucker Carlson, along with an emerging group of newcomers, are completely at odds with the GOP establishment on issues of war and peace. Almost as soon as Bolton landed, Trump and he were in major conflicts over everything. When Bolton sabotaged the North Korea peace process by saying that Kim Jong-Un should be subjected to a Libya type of campaign, (i.e., suffer a similar fate as Gaddafi and be killed), the end came.

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