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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:23 PM

Bolton Knows About 'Many Relevant Meetings' on Ukraine, Lawyer Says

Source: New York Times



ATLANTA — John R. Bolton, President Trump’s former national security adviser, has knowledge of “many relevant meetings and conversations” connected to the Ukraine pressure campaign that House impeachment investigators do not yet know about, his lawyer told lawmakers on Friday.

The lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, made that tantalizing point in a letter to the chief House lawyer in response to House committee chairmen who have sought Mr. Bolton’s testimony in their impeachment proceedings but expressed unwillingness to go to court to get an order compelling it. Mr. Cooper did not elaborate on what meetings and conversations he was referring to, leaving it to House Democrats to guess at what he might know.

Mr. Bolton did not show up for a deposition scheduled on Thursday because, his lawyer said, he wants a judge to determine whether he or his former deputy, Charles M. Kupperman, should testify in defiance of the White House. In effect, Mr. Bolton and Mr. Kupperman are asking for a court ruling on competing demands by the executive branch, which does not want them to testify, and the legislative branch, which does.

The House chairmen have withdrawn a subpoena for Mr. Kupperman and indicated they would not seek one for Mr. Bolton because they said they did not want to get dragged into lengthy court proceedings. Instead, Democrats have suggested that they may cite the refusal to testify by Mr. Bolton and Mr. Kupperman as evidence of obstruction of Congress by the president, which could form its own article of impeachment.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/08/us/politics/john-bolton-ukraine.html

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Reply Bolton Knows About 'Many Relevant Meetings' on Ukraine, Lawyer Says (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Nov 8 OP
djacq Nov 8 #1
Firestorm49 Nov 8 #2
Mr.Bill Nov 8 #3
DeminPennswoods Nov 8 #8
Raven123 Nov 8 #4
ashredux Nov 8 #5
Lonestarblue Nov 8 #6
FarPoint Nov 8 #7
Mr.Bill Nov 8 #9
Voltaire2 Nov 8 #10
Midnight Writer Nov 8 #11
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 8 #12

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:58 PM

1. Bolton is All Mustache and No Principle.

He's just jerking the Intel Committee around.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:04 PM

2. Again, what's the point of a subpoena if it's unlawfully ignored.

Add Bolton to the list of obstructionists for future prosecution.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:19 PM

3. Bolton doesn't want to testify

because he wants to save it for his book. As usual, it's about the money.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:34 PM

8. Oh, he wants to testify

This would be the ultimate revenge against Trump, live, on national TV. I think he was surprised there was no subpoena. We'll see what the next move is.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:31 PM

4. Bolton knows he can testify without a subpoena.

Teasing that he has important info but not testifying seems to be his way of taunting Trump while frustrating the Dems - or maybe just attention-getting behavior. Who knows. Good for the Dems for not playing the game. Just move forward.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:42 PM

5. This is all about his book deal...he is cashing in

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:23 PM

6. Bolton needs to grow a spine and voluntarily testify.

His knowledge just might tip the scales so that Republicans are forced to stop to seriously consider removing Trump from office. As it stands, no Republican senator will vote to impeach unless it becomes impossible for them not to do so.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:40 PM

7. He really won't get a spine.

He won't place country, honor above political party.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:39 PM

9. They'll just call him a liar.

And I wouldn't be likely to believe anything he says anyway. He's a slimy piece of shit and has no value whatsoever to forming my opinions.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:09 PM

10. Somehow I don't think Bolton is playing Dean in this version.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:06 PM

11. Like Joe McCarthy waving around a bunch of papers with the "list" of Commie traitors on it.

Another Roy Cohn trick.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:45 PM

12. Strange days when i find myself cheering for Bolton

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