It was a matter of time before former National Security Adviser John Bolton, a vindictive and bloodthirsty man with an axe to grind against Donald Trump, decided to start exacting his revenge. Even as the dam is breaking when it comes to impeachment witnesses and testimony, Bolton is throwing well, everyone under the bus.
John Bolton was so disturbed by Donald Trump’s Ukraine extortion plan, he told Fiona Hill to document all of it to National Security Council lawyers, according to a bombshell report on Monday night from the New York Times. It appears the article is sourced to Hill’s testimony earlier today. Not only did Bolton try to blow up the extortion scheme, he referred to it as a “drug deal” while fingering Rudy Giuliani and Mick Mulvaney in particular for running point on the scheme. Bolton also told Hill that Giuliani was a “hand grenade” and that he was going to blow up everyone involved.
This means John Bolton will inevitably end up giving cooperative testimony to the House impeachment inquiry himself. But it appears Fiona Hill has already relayed Bolton’s revelations to the House today in her testimony, meaning House Democrats now have it for the record. From everything that’s leaking out, it appears Gordon Sondland will also vouch for Bolton’s and Hill’s version of events when he testifies this week.
Rudy Giuliani is already near arrest for his role in the Ukraine scandal. Mick Mulvaney is already being scapegoated by the White House Counsel, and we wonder if he’ll last the week. Donald Trump is, well, being impeached.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report