John Bolton

National Security Advisor John Bolton unveils the Trump Administration's Africa Strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Where Things Stand: Inevitable Acquittal Doesn’t Mean Bolton’s Off The Hook
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President Trump will be acquitted today. We can’t talk around that fact.

But that doesn’t mean that the conduct that put him in this pinch in the first place will be swept under the rug. House Judiciary Committee Chair and impeachment manager Jerry Nadler (D-NY) reassured reporters this morning that it is “likely” his committee will issue that subpoena that former National Security Adviser John Bolton has been begging for for weeks.

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on May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Where Things Stand: It Gets Messy When Trump Allies Have To Turn On One Of Their Own
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In the Trump world, it’s hard to keep up with who the President’s latest enemy is, even for his staunchest defenders. And the uprising against John Bolton this week has been no different.

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KIEV, UKRAINE - 2019/08/28: US National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks during a media conference in Kiev.John Bolton arrived to Kiev to meet with the top Ukrainian officials. (Photo by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
on May 29, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, DECEMBER 10, 2019:U.S. Representative, Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaking at a press conference where Democrats announced the next steps in the impeachment inquiry.
on May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to members of the media after he returned to the U.S. Capitol from a meeting at the White House January 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House negotiating border security funding and government shutdown, calling it “a total waste of time.”  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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