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Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal
NBC News ^ | 10/15/2019 | By Josh Lederman and Phil Helsel

Posted on 10/15/2019 9:25:19 AM PDT by Red Badger

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Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal,' witness tells Congress

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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 told NBC News. Bolton also was said to have referred to Rudy Giuliani as a "hand grenade."

Giuliani has acknowledged in recent interviews that he had asked a Ukrainian prosecutor for information about former Vice President Joe Biden.

The New York Times first reported details of Hill's testimony Monday night.

Trump fired Bolton in September.

Hill testified that Bolton told her to report the situation to the top lawyer at the National Security Council, John Eisenberg, according to the person in the room for Hill’s testimony during the closed-door hearing.

Hill told lawmakers she considered what was happening to be a clear counterintelligence risk to the United States, the person said.

Giuliani said that he was disappointed to learn about Bolton's reported comments.

"I always liked and respected John," the president's personal attorney said after hearing about the testimony. "I’m very disappointed that his bitterness drives him to attack a friend falsely and in a very personal way. It’s really ironic that John Bolton is calling anyone else a hand grenade. When John is described by many as an atomic bomb."


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So Bolton is Deep State, looks like.........
1 posted on 10/15/2019 9:25:19 AM PDT by Red Badger
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Hill was not at the WH when the call happened. Either she is lying or the “reporter” reporting this is lying.


2 posted on 10/15/2019 9:27:36 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (They would have to abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: Red Badger

Bolton is a warmonger. Given that, the connection to the deep state is logical.


3 posted on 10/15/2019 9:27:46 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Red Badger

No limit to the hyperbole with the haters is there.


4 posted on 10/15/2019 9:28:26 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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Rudy is a hangrenade that will blow up dem corruption in the Ukraine.


5 posted on 10/15/2019 9:29:03 AM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: Red Badger

Is that why Bolton was “asked” to leave?


6 posted on 10/15/2019 9:29:25 AM PDT by madison10
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They suspected him of leaking!...............🤐
7 posted on 10/15/2019 9:30:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain...................)
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"So Bolton is Deep State, looks like........"

Or maybe he's just an ego maniacal little back stabber.

8 posted on 10/15/2019 9:30:38 AM PDT by circlecity
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He can be both!.................😡😡
9 posted on 10/15/2019 9:31:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain...................)
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So, the democrats are leaking, but the prissy Republicans? Nope. Got to be straight arrows. Got to respect the rule of law, although the democrats spit on it. Must not descend to the level of the opposition. Let the country collapse into the dustbin of history, but must maintain our priggishness at all costs.


10 posted on 10/15/2019 9:32:11 AM PDT by odawg
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The MSM used to HATE Bolton..................


11 posted on 10/15/2019 9:32:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain...................)
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Bolton finally, after all these many many years, found a way to get the Left to like him; betrayal they name is John Bolton.


12 posted on 10/15/2019 9:33:06 AM PDT by Wuli
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“So Bolton is Deep State, looks like........”
Or maybe he’s just an ego maniacal little back stabber.

With all of the above attached to his atomic bomb demeanor!


13 posted on 10/15/2019 9:33:36 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The line that separated satire, Democrats and Stupidity has vanished. (thanks to jonascord)!)
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To: Red Badger

So John’s feeling’s were hurt so he’s going to help the rats who he says are destroying the country? Really?


14 posted on 10/15/2019 9:34:12 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Red Badger

I called this one weeks ago.


15 posted on 10/15/2019 9:35:39 AM PDT by Don Corleone (nothing upsets the left more than the truth)
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So Bolton is Deep State, looks like.........

Fixed this for you. Pass it on.

16 posted on 10/15/2019 9:36:13 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: Red Badger

Bolton talked a good conservative game but I never trusted him.


17 posted on 10/15/2019 9:36:14 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Also LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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You can tell this was approved to be leaked as it doesn’t make any sense.
Now the “Trump Shakedown” is now about a drug deal?
They keep changing the story hoping in the confusion, no one will ask...”Where is the crime?”

The DNC is deeply entrenched in Ukraine and its going to take someone in law enforcement to break it loose.
Lindsey Graham is happy to sit there looking stupid for the next 6 years.


18 posted on 10/15/2019 9:38:02 AM PDT by Zathras
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My bet is that Bolton is up to his neck in Ukrainian corruption, and has been raking in money from them for years.


19 posted on 10/15/2019 9:38:24 AM PDT by euram
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Bolton is catching an ear full because he was supposed to keep Trump on a war footing thereby keeping the tax dollars rolling in to the war machine makers and the contract soldier companies. No war; no money. I kinda figure 12-15 trillion dollars is enough to feed that hungry machine.

Bolton is fearful and angry because he failed some very powerful and deadly people.

This is a real chicken feces way to lash out though. Talk about burning, nay, blowing up bridges behind him... Who would hire him after this? He’s done. Stick a fork in him done.


20 posted on 10/15/2019 9:40:05 AM PDT by Boomer (Our melting pot has turned into a pressure cooker)
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