John Bolton

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has a conversation with Stephen Moore (not pictured), Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation, on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union on February 28, 2020 in National Harbor, MD. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mick Mulvaney
Why DOJ’s Hail Mary Bid To Block John Bolton’s Book Is Such A Reach Prime Badge

When the Justice Department shows up to court on Friday to argue in favor of blocking John Bolton’s book, it will have in front of it a very daunting — if not impossible  — task.

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on April 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.
on May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.
on May 29, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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)
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 Prime Badge
This is your TPM early-afternoon briefing.

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.
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