Trump impeachment: Who is John Bolton? Could his explosive book DESTROY Trump?

28 Janvier, 2020, 18:10 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • National Security Advisor John R. Bolton listens while US President Donald Trump speaks to the press

President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the US Senate came under renewed pressure on Monday to allow witnesses in his impeachment trial, while his defense team largely ignored disclosures from a former White House adviser.

"I'm already hearing a number of Republicans who are moving toward voting to at least hear from John Bolton, if not other witnesses", he said.

Bolton is now being embraced and celebrated by the same Senate Democrats who once blocked his nomination to become ambassador to the United Nations on the grounds that he was a risky warmonger. Mitt Romney of Utah) to more of a wait-and-see attitude (Sen.

"I think there'll be more", said King, referring to the four GOP votes Democrats need to call Bolton.

After having argued Clinton's handling of his sexual affairs warranted his impeachment, Starr tried to make the case Monday that President Trump soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election, for Trump's own benefit, didn't merit Impeachment.

The elder Biden is a leading Democratic contender to face the Republican president in the November 3 USA election.

But the book, according to the Times, appears to be potentially damaging to Trump and threatens to give Democratic Senators some momentum in their push for trial witnesses. Trump is accused of abusing the power of his office in seeking foreign interference in a United States election and of obstructing Congress.

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as National Security Adviser John Bolton listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on August 20, 2019.

Bolton, steeped in the anticommunism of the American ultra-right, is sympathetic to the Russia-baiting of the Democrats.

Trump defense lawyer Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida, ran through a long timeline of events suggesting that Hunter Biden's involvement with Burisma was questionable enough to justify Trump's concerns about possible corruption.

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The Trump defence team addressed the trial after The New York Times cited leaked extracts from former USA national security adviser John Bolton's soon-to-be-published memoir as saying that Trump told Bolton in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security aid to Ukraine until officials there assisted with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens.

POTUS was quick to reject the allegations on his Twitter page, insisting that he "never told" Bolton that the Ukraine aid was tied to any investigations into Joe Biden and his son. But Trump's lawyers made a decision to plow ahead on Monday, ignoring the Bolton news and keeping with the planned defense they had outlined over the weekend.

Alan Dershowitz, an attorney for President Trump, speaks during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate on Monday.

Ukrainian officials have said they found no indication that Hunter Biden had broken any law. The details of this sordid arrangement were not new. "Joe Biden was instrumental to a bipartisan and worldwide anti-corruption victory".

Donald Trump's impeachment team began their second day of arguments less than 24 hours after revelations from John Bolton threatened to undermine key aspects of their defense.

According to his lawyer, he was "personally involved" in Mr Trump's dealings with Ukraine officials. "No White House personnel outside NSC have reviewed the manuscript". "And his decision to tell these stories publicly almost certainly waives any claims of executive privilege Mr. Trump might try to assert over their communications". Calling witnesses could significantly extend the length of the trial. Mr. Bolton has now provided the latest of those surprises.

There is little doubt that with Trump seeking to whip up fascist violence against his opponents, and the Democrats and the bulk of the corporate media serving as front men and attorneys for powerful factions in the military-intelligence apparatus-both factions equally hostile to the working class-the prediction of more surprises will be fulfilled.

2019 has been a year of mass social upheaval.

The defense team also used Monday to attack the Biden family, playing a television interview with Joe Biden's son, Hunter, answering questions about his time as a board member of the energy company Burisma when his father was vice president.

"We didn't realize that Breitbart was expanding into Ted Talk knockoffs".

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