Bolton Is “Prepared to Testify” in Trump’s Impeachment Trial
Former national security adviser and rabid war-hawk Islamophobe John Bolton is now saying he’s willing to testify in the Senate impeachment trial… if he’s subpoenaed.
The House has concluded its Constitutional responsibility by adopting Articles of Impeachment related to the Ukraine matter. It now falls to the Senate to fulfill its Constitutional obligation to try impeachments, and it does not appear possible that a final judicial resolution of the still-unanswered Constitutional questions can be obtained before the Senate acts.
Accordingly, since my testimony is once again at issue, I have had to resolve the serious competing issues as best I could, based on careful consideration and study. I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify.
This could be bad news for Donald Trump, depending on how much ill will Bolton has toward him. On the other hand, it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if he does testify but does his best to whitewash Trump’s crimes.
Adam Schiff weighs in:
Bolton is an important witness to misconduct involving Ukraine that he called a “drug deal.”
Bolton refused to testify in the House, following Trump’s orders.
Now he is willing to come forward. The Senate must allow testimony from him, Mulvaney and others. The coverup must end. https://t.co/3JCaw8W8y3