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Bolton will accept a subpoena to testify (Original Post) TruckFump Oct 2019 OP
Where was that announced? BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #1
Ari Melbar on MSNBC as Breaking News. TruckFump Oct 2019 #4
Normally I would be watching Ari but am watching the H.R. 660 inquiry markup on CSPAN3. BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #11
HR 660 - I looked it up in Congress.gov and it's this: calimary Oct 2019 #37
It's the rules for the public portion of the impeachment inquiry BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #45
Oh good! Thanks, BumRushDaShow! calimary Oct 2019 #67
You are welcome and thank YOU BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #68
I admire you and wish you much energy and strength tavernier Oct 2019 #69
Accepting service doesn't mean that Bolton will abide by the subpoena, and appear, rsdsharp Oct 2019 #70
The Beat w/ Ari Melber n/t Dennis Donovan Oct 2019 #5
Just broke on MSNBC madaboutharry Oct 2019 #6
broadcast news ABC, CBS, NBC carried it this evening Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2019 #23
Yes - have been seeing it now BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #38
We can hope Bolton has Cha Oct 2019 #2
I know what ya mean. TruckFump Oct 2019 #7
In a million years! Cha Oct 2019 #9
Bolton is a hard core right wing extremist calguy Oct 2019 #15
Thank Goodness! he could be another Cha Oct 2019 #18
Honorable is a strong word for a war monger. Lucky Luciano Oct 2019 #29
I don't think honorable on many things calguy Oct 2019 #39
Or maybe he's just not willing Demobrat Oct 2019 #57
You are probably correct calguy Oct 2019 #66
Let's reserve the accolades until he spills. Aristus Oct 2019 #59
Like being nostalgic for the Jeff Sessions era central scrutinizer Oct 2019 #28
I'm actually looking forward to Sessions running for the Senate-- dawg day Oct 2019 #52
is bolton the whistle blower? i can't figure this one. Kurt V. Oct 2019 #46
K&R, I'm skeptical ... I don't trust Bolton just because he doesn't like Trump. Normal humans don't uponit7771 Oct 2019 #3
Yes. Extremists who are enemies of our friends are not Hortensis Oct 2019 #16
Geoff Bennett tweet: sounds like he'll show up if subpoenaed Dennis Donovan Oct 2019 #8
He will lie. He will say he is the egg man. Beakybird Oct 2019 #10
Expert, texpert... dchill Oct 2019 #14
Choking smokers.... H2O Man Oct 2019 #54
He'll find a way to eff things up just for the joy of monkeywrenching. n/t TygrBright Oct 2019 #12
I'm skeptical. orangecrush Oct 2019 #13
Me too. Solomon Oct 2019 #20
what if he asks for 3 bombs and an ICBM? Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2019 #24
Innocent until proven guilty...Lets be positive and hope he brings the final nail Perseus Oct 2019 #30
My gut tells me he will go for revenge. TruckFump Oct 2019 #35
That's my impression exactly. soldierant Oct 2019 #64
"I'm skeptical." LenaBaby61 Oct 2019 #50
I don't like Bolton either. But mgardener Oct 2019 #63
Paybacks are hell.. Incoming karma for Trump JCMach1 Oct 2019 #17
accept does not mean show up to testify nt msongs Oct 2019 #19
In a pit of vipers, investigators have to be very careful which snake will say what. I'm wiggs Oct 2019 #21
He's not really necessary at this point. paleotn Oct 2019 #22
But if he was straightforward in his testimony.... Brother Buzz Oct 2019 #27
I think you raise a good point. TruckFump Oct 2019 #33
Bolton is a proponent of a dominant Executive. I don't trust him redstateblues Oct 2019 #25
I agree...but... TruckFump Oct 2019 #26
That is my number one reason to be skeptical. BigmanPigman Oct 2019 #41
True, but his idea of a Dominant Executive is one who DeminPennswoods Oct 2019 #47
Bolton is a rabid conservanazi. TxVietVet Oct 2019 #31
Wonder how the fox criminal propaganda network will handle THIS one?! democratisphere Oct 2019 #32
John who???? TruckFump Oct 2019 #34
Never in my life did i think i would appreciate Bolton. But if dem4decades Oct 2019 #36
Bolton represents many rabid conservative ideas, but l suspect he will Enoki33 Oct 2019 #40
Did they say he would comply with the subpoena and testify or just accept service? StarfishSaver Oct 2019 #42
See post #6 DeminPennswoods Oct 2019 #48
Thanks! StarfishSaver Oct 2019 #62
live view of Schiff stuffing a subpoena into an envelope as fast as he can...... Takket Oct 2019 #43
I don't trust him. zentrum Oct 2019 #44
I don't either. Imperialism Inc. Oct 2019 #49
i will not count one iota on Bolton JDC Oct 2019 #51
The right wingers are already trying to discredit Bolton as a member of the Deep State Mr. Ected Oct 2019 #53
I'm hoping Bolton has decided the damage of Trump 2 will be unsurvivable, and so Maru Kitteh Oct 2019 #55
Recommended. H2O Man Oct 2019 #56
Oh, this is going to get very interesting peggysue2 Oct 2019 #58
Not at all excited. I can't see John Bolton trashing a Republican administration. Goodheart Oct 2019 #60
Trump will get a "third party" to try and buy him off.... kentuck Oct 2019 #61
I hope he testifies. patphil Oct 2019 #65

BumRushDaShow

(128,164 posts)
1. Where was that announced?
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:37 PM
Oct 2019

Have been watching CSPAN3 and the Rules committee markup of the resolution they will vote on tomorrow!

If this is so, I wanted to add that for Bolton? Revenge is a dish served cold.

TruckFump

(5,812 posts)
4. Ari Melbar on MSNBC as Breaking News.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:39 PM
Oct 2019

Bolton's atty said that he is authorized to accept service on behalf of Bolton according to the News Break.

Edit for typo.

BumRushDaShow

(128,164 posts)
11. Normally I would be watching Ari but am watching the H.R. 660 inquiry markup on CSPAN3.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:45 PM
Oct 2019

Thank you, Dennis, and madaboutharry!!!!

calimary

(80,947 posts)
37. HR 660 - I looked it up in Congress.gov and it's this:
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:54 PM
Oct 2019

“Community Health Improvement, Leadership, and Development Act of 2019” or "CHILD Act."

Is that the one? Or does it have to do with the impeachment inquiry?

calimary

(80,947 posts)
67. Oh good! Thanks, BumRushDaShow!
Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:34 AM
Oct 2019

That helps a LOT!

Everything to me these days is about an ask. Working in my Indivisible group, we’ve got a pretty hot little Research & Writing team chugging along with this stuff. And we always need the facts WITH whatever ask it is, in case anyone wants more info or background info. Every ask that we write, that people can use to call their Congressmember or Senator about, comes with links to the info we used.

Links like those in your post literally “have our backs.” MANY thanks!

BumRushDaShow

(128,164 posts)
68. You are welcome and thank YOU
Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:44 AM
Oct 2019

for being active in your local Indivisible! I credit that group for our success in 2018!

rsdsharp

(9,102 posts)
70. Accepting service doesn't mean that Bolton will abide by the subpoena, and appear,
Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:04 AM
Oct 2019

or testify if he does.

An attorney accepting service on behalf of a client just means that the client doesn't have to be personally served.

madaboutharry

(40,176 posts)
6. Just broke on MSNBC
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:40 PM
Oct 2019

"My client will not testify voluntarily. But my client is open to accepting a subpoena."

Cha

(296,521 posts)
2. We can hope Bolton has
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:38 PM
Oct 2019

some juicy incriminating details he wants to impart.

Who ever knew we'd be cheering for Bolton testifying?!

TruckFump

(5,812 posts)
7. I know what ya mean.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:40 PM
Oct 2019

Never have I thought I that would ever want to hear anything John Bolton had to say.

calguy

(5,274 posts)
15. Bolton is a hard core right wing extremist
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:05 PM
Oct 2019

But it also looks like is an honorable man who respects the constitution and the rule of law. While I despise his right wing positions and actions, I have to respect him for the way he is handling this situation. Bullshit is bullshit and he is having none of trump's bullshit.

calguy

(5,274 posts)
39. I don't think honorable on many things
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:55 PM
Oct 2019

But in this matter he is doing the honorable thing by cooperating and honoring Congressional authority. I respect him for that. And only in this one instance.

Aristus

(66,237 posts)
59. Let's reserve the accolades until he spills.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:09 PM
Oct 2019

If he says nothing but "I can't recall", that's not very honorable.

dawg day

(7,947 posts)
52. I'm actually looking forward to Sessions running for the Senate--
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:51 PM
Oct 2019

because we'll get to hear Trump bleating and blaring about how Sessions "recused." "Who recuses? He didn't ask me. He recused!" making clear he isn't really up on what the word means.

uponit7771

(90,296 posts)
3. K&R, I'm skeptical ... I don't trust Bolton just because he doesn't like Trump. Normal humans don't
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:38 PM
Oct 2019

... like racist child abusers.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
16. Yes. Extremists who are enemies of our friends are not
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:06 PM
Oct 2019

our friends. Delusional and untrustworthy by nature, extremists aren't anyone's, and no one knows who they'll strike next.

Beakybird

(3,329 posts)
10. He will lie. He will say he is the egg man.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:41 PM
Oct 2019

When he is threatened with the penalty of perjury, he will admit, "I am the Walrus! Goo goo ga joob!"

Hermit-The-Prog

(33,216 posts)
24. what if he asks for 3 bombs and an ICBM?
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:30 PM
Oct 2019

Compensation for time and trouble, y'know.

I'm also just a bit skeptical of Bolton.

 

Perseus

(4,341 posts)
30. Innocent until proven guilty...Lets be positive and hope he brings the final nail
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:42 PM
Oct 2019

I don't like Bolton, but as I like to be objective I will say something in his favour. Yes, he is a bit crazy, but he is knowledgeable of international affairs, and I believe he had an awakening while dancing around the creature, you could see in his face when he spoke about situations in different countries that he was upset about the stupidity of the creature.

He is also an angry man, and the creature hit him where it hurts the most, his pride, so I believe he is going all out to tell the stories that will out the final nail on the impeachment.

I am staying positive, I hope I am right.

TruckFump

(5,812 posts)
35. My gut tells me he will go for revenge.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:53 PM
Oct 2019

Trump embarrassed him...and I do not think he took that lightly.

soldierant

(6,767 posts)
64. That's my impression exactly.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:25 PM
Oct 2019

It's not honor exactly, but it is a form of honor. Evil isn't all alike. There are different kinds of evil. And I think Bolton's evil is of a kind that cannot stomach Trump's kind.

But who could have guessed that "hostile witness" may just mean a war hawk?

LenaBaby61

(6,971 posts)
50. "I'm skeptical."
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:34 PM
Oct 2019

Same here ....

I'm NOT going to get my hopes up in ANY way. The man's a neo-con/war hawk.

Like you, I'm taking a wait and see posture ...

mgardener

(1,805 posts)
63. I don't like Bolton either. But
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:18 PM
Oct 2019

I don't think John Bolton has any love of Russia.
I think he knows what Russia has on Trump and why Trump is subservient to Putin.
Bolton knows what went on in Ukraine.
I think he will turn on Trump.

I think impeachment was always in the back of the Republican establishment's minds when Trump became their nominee. They knew he was a loose cannon.
They forced Pence as a VP on Trump in exchange for their support.
If Trump need to be impeached then Pence was a viable alternative for them

wiggs

(7,804 posts)
21. In a pit of vipers, investigators have to be very careful which snake will say what. I'm
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:25 PM
Oct 2019

sure Schiff and team triple check all leads, documents, rumors, witnesses, etc so they don't get Rather'd. Their is no bottom, no tactic too low, for the Trump circle...let's hope Bolton is at least honest.

DeminPennswoods

(15,263 posts)
47. True, but his idea of a Dominant Executive is one who
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:22 PM
Oct 2019

is that in service of Bolton's ideas of foreign policy.

Bolton probably felt he was so smart and such a brilliant bureaucratic fighter, he could impose his hawkish, war-mongering views on Trump. He already had a head start with Trump's strong support of Israel and hatred of Iran.
Turns out he didn't count on Trump's ability to do whatever he wants no matter what and found out first hand about Rick Wilson's ETTD theory.

Bolton was unceremoniously dumped and, in so many words, promised revenge. This is his chance.

I do think the Dem staff will have to take care to frame their questions to limit him taking pot shots at them in his answers.

TruckFump

(5,812 posts)
34. John who????
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:52 PM
Oct 2019

Maybe that or try and dirty him. IMO, I think if angered Bolton could be dangerous to the RWs...so they may tread lightly.

dem4decades

(11,262 posts)
36. Never in my life did i think i would appreciate Bolton. But if
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:54 PM
Oct 2019

He shows and tells the truth. I'm suddenly a fan.

Of sorts.

Enoki33

(1,587 posts)
40. Bolton represents many rabid conservative ideas, but l suspect he will
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:55 PM
Oct 2019

not condone the betrayal of what he perceives as being in our best national security interest.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
42. Did they say he would comply with the subpoena and testify or just accept service?
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:59 PM
Oct 2019

Those are two different things.

zentrum

(9,865 posts)
44. I don't trust him.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:00 PM
Oct 2019

Not sure what this means or how truly patriotic he will be. He's an extreme right winger.

Imperialism Inc.

(2,495 posts)
49. I don't either.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:33 PM
Oct 2019

I find the fact that he asked to subpoenaed to be a little strange. Maybe he is just covering his butt, but it could also be because he is hostile to the inquiry.

Mr. Ected

(9,670 posts)
53. The right wingers are already trying to discredit Bolton as a member of the Deep State
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:52 PM
Oct 2019

Which, I suppose, is better than their allegiance to the Derp State.

I just hope that Bolton takes Trump to tusk.

Maru Kitteh

(28,313 posts)
55. I'm hoping Bolton has decided the damage of Trump 2 will be unsurvivable, and so
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:54 PM
Oct 2019

does his duty to bring this era of chaos and subservience to the Kremlin to an end.

H2O Man

(73,446 posts)
56. Recommended.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:59 PM
Oct 2019

This is good news.

Those identifying Bolton as our enemy are correct. Those calling him a war monger are, too. And whoever says the worst things about him on this thread needs to double his/her insults. And Bolton is still a lot worse than that.

However, in this case, it is important that he testify. We likely won't agree with some of what he says. But he will help document the important things. That's not because we are on the same team. We definitely are not. But we currently recognize a common opponent.

patphil

(6,130 posts)
65. I hope he testifies.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:27 PM
Oct 2019

I don't like John Bolton, but I acknowledge him as a patriot in his own way.
Trump won't be able to intimidate him.

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