Bolton Skips Out On Impeachment Inquiry Testimony

on May 29, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 29: John Bolton (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Former NSA John Bolton skipped his scheduled testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry Thursday, depriving Democrats of testimony likely damning to President Donald Trump.

According to Vice News, the hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. E.T. It has been unclear in recent weeks whether Bolton would attend.

He has become an increasingly compelling character in the impeachment inquiry, as other witnesses’ testimonies revealed him to be very uncomfortable with the backchannel Ukraine dealings orchestrated by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

He allegedly referred to the pressure campaign as a “drug deal” and once angrily ended a meeting when U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland brought up the quid pro quo with Ukrainian officials.

If Democrats dropping their subpoena Wednesday to compel Bolton deputy Charles Kupperman to testify is any clue, it seems that their strategy is to shake off officials’ refusal to show up and instead focus their energies on the public hearings starring those who want to speak out.

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  1. Former NSA John Bolton skipped his scheduled testimony

    “Never saw that coming,” said nobody, ever.

  2. Former NSA John Bolton skipped his scheduled testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry Thursday, depriving Democrats of testimony likely damning to President Donald Trump.

    Dems only allotted 30 minutes for Bolton’s testimony. They knew he wasn’t showing up days ago.

  3. Avatar for jrw jrw says:

    Never thought the day would come when I’d be bummed that I couldn’t hear from John Bolton.

  4. Avatar for meri meri says:

    Amazing how they occasionally show a little bit of character, and then they jerk the rug away every single time.

  5. Bolton is a True Believer, despite his strong disagreements with
    Trump over policy.

    He would never voluntarily testify against any Republican.
    And he’s quite willing to flout the lawful subpoenas from Congress.

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