Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Revenge of the Chicken Hawk: Bolton's Back... and Ready To Sing

Good Day World!

When John Bolton, the former national security adviser, departed the administration he left under mutually bitter terms with Trump.

After Bolton left, I knew the idea of a lifetime war-monger going quietly in the night was as likely to happen as a lamb standing next to a hungry lion and not becoming it's meal.

There would be revenge. I predicted as much in this former post where I posited Bolton might be the whistleblower.

Bolton's back in the public eye again, and he's got a lot to talk about. He's currently working on a new book about his time serving Trump and has a 'lot to dish," according to one knowledgeable source in a Washington Post article.

Apparently, Trump has raised suspicions among his cronies that a spiteful John Bolton is one of the sources behind the flood of leaks against him on the Ukraine scandal.

Bolton's name surfaced Monday before House impeachment inquiry committees, when Fiona Hill, Trump's former top Russia adviser, reported that Bolton told her to alert the chief lawyer for the National Security Council (John Eisenberg) that Giuliana was working with Mike Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, on an operation with legal implications.

According to a New York Times article, Bolton said, "I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up," to the White House lawyers.

From the moment Bolton became aware of the shadow operation for the Ukraine, he lashed out against it, according to Hill's testimony.

It seems that despite being a chicken hawk, Bolton had a certain line in the sand that even he wouldn't cross. "Giuliani's a hand grenade who's going to blow everybody up," Hill testified.

I think it's safe to say Congress will be wanting to talk with Bolton soon, a dangerous prospect for Trump who ousted him after disagreements over North Korea and Russian policy.

It looks like Trump has found someone more vindictive than himself, and that's saying something. I'm looking forward to Bolton's testimony.

Time for me to walk on down the road... 

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