Former national security adviser John Bolton didn’t quite see eye-to-eye with the Commander in Chief during his brief tenure in the Trump White House, and that could play a major role in what he testifies about in front of Congress.
Of course, that it all dependent upon whether or not Bolton will testify at all. He is currently awaiting a court order to appear, due to a demand by the White House that current and former staffers are to ignore and defy congressional subpoenas.
What’s more; Bolton’s lawyers are now alleging that their client has information not previously available to investigators on the subject of Ukraine, which is at the very heart of this impeachment push.
Former national security adviser John Bolton was “personally involved in many of the events, meetings and conversations” at the heart of the House impeachment inquiry “as well as many relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed” publicly, his lawyer revealed Friday.
Bolton’s attorney, Charles Cooper, made the disclosure to the House’s general counsel in an effort to explain why his client needs a court order to be able to testify in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Cooper said both Bolton and his deputy, Charles Kupperman, have information concerning “national security and foreign affairs,” and Bolton has information that hasn’t been touched on publicly to date.
Bolton “was personally involved in many of the events, meetings, and conversations about which you have already received testimony, as well as many relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed in the testimonies thus far,” Cooper wrote.
Bolton’s disagreements with the President seem to have stemmed from his hawkish view of military intervention in the Middle East – something that didn’t jibe well with Trump’s diplomacy-first ethos.