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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 10/15/2019

    10/15/2019 9:51:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/15/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The political drama in Washington and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying that the "impeachment inquiry" will continue and rejecting the notion of a House floor vote to authorize it..... Tonight Russia is agreeing with the United States that the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria is "unacceptable"...... Vice-President Mike Pence headed to Turkey Wednesday..... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish forces have "liberated" a thousand square kilometer area of northeastern Syria..... Opposition lawmakers shouted and jeered as the Beijing appointed leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, made her annual address to the legislature where it is now Wednesday..... In...
  • Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal

    10/15/2019 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/15/2019 | By Josh Lederman and Phil Helsel
    FULL TITLE: Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal,' witness tells Congress ============================================ Former national security adviser John Bolton was so disturbed by the efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate President Donald Trump’s political opponents that he called it a “drug deal,” former White House official Fiona Hill reportedly told Congress on Monday. Hill, the former top Europe expert in Trump’s White House, testified that Bolton told her he wanted no part of the effort that involved acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, a person in the room for Hill’s testimony...
  • Giuliani Lobs Back At Bolton: If I’m A Grenade, He’s “An Atomic Bomb”

    10/15/2019 12:21:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Do Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump want John Bolton to offer a deposition to House Democrats? One might think that, under the circumstances, the president and his attorney might want to lower the temperature with Trump’s former national security adviser after Fiona Hill’s testimony. Instead, Giuliani wasted no time in trolling Bolton over Hill’s reports about his reaction to Giuliani’s work in Ukraine.His conversation with New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi wasn’t too bad: I asked Rudy Giuliani, “If you had to describe yourself as a weapon other than a hand grenade what weapon would you be?” Giuliani responded, “I’m...
  • For Criticizing Trump on Ukraine, Scarborough Suddenly Hails Bolton as 'Patriot'

    10/15/2019 9:44:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today's Morning Joe offered up another example of what we at NewsBusters label "Sudden Respect," the phenomenon in which a person formerly despised by the liberal media suddenly earns its respect by doing something to liberal liking. Joe Scarborough has been a fierce critic of John Bolton, as illustrated here, here, and here. Scarborough actually excoriated President Trump's appointment of Bolton as his national security adviser as "a fitting coda to conservatism’s failures." But suddenly this morning, Scarborough overflowed with praise for Bolton, saying he would be putting his photo up on his wall next to that of Robert Mueller,...
  • Are you happy now, Trump supporters?

    10/14/2019 7:52:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 162 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2019 | Max Boot, Neocon & #NeverTrump-er
    President Trump isn’t the first American leader to turn his back on foreign friends who were counting on U.S. assistance: President Dwight D. Eisenhower did it in Hungary in 1956; President John F. Kennedy in Cuba in 1961; and President Gerald Ford in South Vietnam in 1975. But no previous chief executive has ever sold out the United States’ allies as nonchalantly and unnecessarily as Trump has done with the Syrian Kurds. At least with Eisenhower, Kennedy and Ford, there was a good reason they failed to come to the aid of freedom fighters: Doing so would have embroiled the...
  • NSC Staffer Is Revealed As Whistleblower’s Likely Informant; White House Decides To Cut NSC Staff

    10/12/2019 1:53:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | 3:00 pm on October 12, 2019 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    On Friday, a source told Fox News that a National Security Council (NSC) staffer had spoken about Trump’s July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “multiple” people outside of the NSC, and had characterized the call as “outrageous.” This occurred before the whistleblower’s complaint had been submitted. This development had been reported to then-senior National Security Council (NSC) leadership. According to Fox: The development comes as Fiona Hill, a former special assistant to the president who worked on European and Russian affairs, is set to give a deposition next week. Fox News has reached out to Hill...
  • Reminder! Watergate "Whistleblower" Deep Throat (Anonymous Till Death) Was a Disgruntled Bureaucrat

    10/08/2019 3:26:02 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    W. Mark Felt a.k.a "Deep Throat" Felt wanted to be FBI director after J. Edgar Hoover died, but Nixon picked L. Patrick Gray instead.
  • Bolton is Whistleblower?

    10/02/2019 2:52:24 PM PDT · by SFmom · 110 replies
    Rush Limbaugh broadcast ^ | October 2, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush said in hour 2 of today's broadcast that the word is that John Bolton may be the Whistleblower on Trump's call to the Ukrainian President
  • Bolton Warns Trump: North Korea ‘Will Never Give Up’ Nukes

    09/30/2019 3:31:56 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Breaking Defense (News) ^ | 30 September 2019 | Colin Clark
    WASHINGTON: Ousted National Security Advisor John Bolton said Kim Jong Un “will never give up” nuclear weapons voluntarily — an implicit warning to his former boss. Bolton was restating a consensus view of the Intelligence Community, one that runs counter to President Trump’s faith that the North Korean dynast can be wheedled and cajoled. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, Bolton attracted a forest of TV cameras hoping for some fireworks. They probably thought they were getting something hot when Bolton made his comment about North Korea but, as Breaking D readers know, the Intelligence Community’s...
  • John Bolton says North Korea won't give up nukes in first speech since ouster

    09/30/2019 8:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/2019 | BY REBECCA KHEEL
    ormer national security adviser John Bolton on Monday said he does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will give up his nuclear weapons in a deal with the United States. North Korea “has not made a strategic decision to give up nuclear weapons,” Bolton said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in his first public remarks since leaving the Trump administration. “In fact, I think the contrary is true. I think the strategic decision that Kim Jong Un is operating through is that he will do whatever he can to keep a deliverable nuclear weapons capability...
  • After Bolton fireworks, Trump picks low-key hostage negotiator to replace him

    09/18/2019 7:03:07 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 | Steve Holland, Jonathan Landay and Matt Spetalnick
    U.S. President Donald Trump picked U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien on Wednesday as his fourth White House national security adviser, turning to a low-key choice for the position after the boisterous tenure of John Bolton.
  • John Bolton unloads on Trump’s ‘disrespectful’ foreign policy

    09/18/2019 4:57:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 120 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 18, 2019 | 6:15pm | Bob Fredericks
    Ex-national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday ripped President Trump’s aborted plan to invite the Taliban to Camp David, saying the move sent a “terrible signal” and was “disrespectful” to the victims of 9/11 because the Taliban had harbored al Qaeda. Bolton, speaking at a private luncheon, also said that negotiations with North Korea and Iran were “doomed to failure” on the president’s watch, two people who were there told Politico. All the North Koreans and Iranians want is relief from sanctions to support their economies, Bolton told guests at the event hosted by the Gatestone Institute, a conservative think...
  • Bolton’s exit raises odds of US-China trade deal

    09/12/2019 12:13:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 09/12/2019 | Spengler
    President Trump needs a trade deal with China as quickly as possible to avert a sharp slowdown of the US economy, as recent polls have made clear. There won’t be any deal unless the US finds some way to walk back its efforts to keep China’s top telecommunication firm Huawei out of world markets. The summary dismissal today of National Security Adviser John Bolton increases the prospects of a deal, although the immediate motivation for Bolton’s departure most likely lies elsewhere. China and the United States seemed on track for a trade deal in early December 2018 when XI Jinping...
  • Pompeo could 'pull a Kissinger' and replace Bolton while remaining secretary of state: Sources

    09/12/2019 7:33:50 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 11, 2019
    As President Trump begins considering replacements for former national security adviser John Bolton, sources close to the administration say it's possible Trump will make an unusual pick and ask Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to fill the role. The scenario of Pompeo taking the job while keeping his current one has historical precedent in Henry Kissinger, who served in both positions from 1973 to 1975. Holding both jobs would "appeal to anyone with a sense of history," said a Republican operative close to Pompeo. "The Henry Kissinger scenario is one that I can imagine. The president has a great deal...
  • Trump Considered Easing Sanctions On Iran To Encourage Talks — Over Bolton’s Strong Objection

    09/11/2019 12:31:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2019 | Allahpundit
    Golly, whoever leaked this to Bloomberg must have been pretty high up the food chain to know what the president was thinking on a matter as sensitive as Iran diplomacy.And they must have a pretty sizable axe to grind with him if they’re willing to make him sound this weak, particularly in comparison to Bolton.Any theories? Do any current or former disgruntled national security aides with a reputation for score-settling in the press present themselves as logical suspects?The post-Bolton era will be a golden age of natsec leaking, my friends. President Trump discussed easing sanctions on Iran to help...
  • Iran: Thank Allah That Bolton Character Is Gone, Amirite?

    09/11/2019 9:00:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The departure of National Security Adviser John Bolton from the Trump administration left everyone with a number of questions. First and foremost, did he quit or was he fired? If you’re asked to resign, that’s a little bit of both, right? We’ll probably have to wait for the next series of tell-all books to come out to have a better idea.But there’s one group of people who probably don’t care how it happened. They’re just glad to see him gone. No, I’m not talking about Tucker Carlson, who mysteriously claimed that Bolton was “fundamentally a man of the left”...
  • The Bolton hullabaloo is just silly: It's Not a Sign of Chaos, It Shows a Nimble Administration

    09/11/2019 8:39:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/11/2019 | Monica Showalter
    The press is going bonkers over the exit of President Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton. "Trump unplugged," the New York Times blared, arguing that Trump was going to be his own national security adviser, and now things will get really crazy because the NSC job will no longer be important. No, nothing's gonna change, the New York Post argued, quite possibly closer to the truth.Trump's new national security adviser will be his fourth, a CNN kicker read. Chaos, argued Axios.And don't even get into the he-said, she-said of whether Trump fired him or whether Bolton resigned.  The media are trying to pick...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Bolton 'not leaving quietly,' will return to TV to bash Trump

    09/11/2019 8:08:53 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | sept 11, 2019 | Joe Concha
    Andrea Mitchell: Bolton 'not leaving quietly,' will return to TV to bash Trump MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell said Wednesday that ousted national security advisor John Bolton "is not leaving quietly" and will return to TV to voice his displeasure with President Trump. "He was tweeting his objections. He was texting reporters including our own reporters at the White House immediately," Mitchell told the network's "Morning Joe" program. "I was on the air when this all happened. It happened one minute before we started our show, so we blew everything out and just went wall to wall for the hour, and people...
  • Mitt Romney ‘Very Unhappy’ with John Bolton’s Firing, Wants Him Reinstated

    09/11/2019 1:10:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 119 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10 Sep 2019
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) expressed disappointment over the news of National Security Advisor John Bolton’s firing, calling the outgoing senior White House official “brilliant” and suggested his reinstatement. “I’m very, very unhappy to hear that he is leaving. It’s a huge loss for the administration and for the nation,” Romney told reporters on Tuesday. Asked about a possible replacement, Romney suggests “John Bolton”
  • Ilhan Omar says 'good riddance' after Bolton resignation, claims he made world 'more dangerous'

    09/10/2019 2:47:32 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 39 replies
    GP ^ | 09/10/2019 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., joined the chorus of voices celebrating former national security adviser John Bolton's departure from the White House. "John Bolton has been one of the leading proponents of making the world a more dangerous place," she tweeted on Tuesday. "Good riddance." Bolton, notoriously hawkish on foreign policy, was the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during former George W. Bush's incursion into Iraq. He has widely been criticized by people like Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for pushing an aggressive foreign policy that resulted in long overseas wars.