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‘This Looks Like A Tactic To Sell Books’: GOP Senators Pan 11th Hour Bolton Leak While Romney And Collins Play Ball

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Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine supported comments made by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) over whether former National Security Adviser John Bolton should testify in President Trump’s impeachment trial, after a manuscript of his upcoming book was leaked to the New York Times which claims that President Trump explicitly linked a hold on Ukraine aid to an investigation of the Bidens.

“The reports about John Bolton’s book strengthen the case for witnesses and have prompted a number of conversations among my colleagues,” said Collins.

Collins echoed Monday comments by Romney, who said “it is increasingly apparent that it would be important to hear from John Bolton,” adding that it is “increasingly likely” that other GOP senators would join the 11th hour call.

“It’s pretty fair to say that John Bolton has a relevant testimony to provide to those of us who are sitting in impartial justice,” he said.

Other GOP Senators disagree – including Majority Whip John Thune, who said “I don’t think it changes the facts … I don’t personally see it as a game changer.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said “This looks like a marketing tactic to sell books is what it looks like to me.”

SHOTS FIRED

Sen Kelley Loeffler R-GA dings Sen Mitt Romney R-UT, accuses him of trying to “appease the left” by calling for witnesses who would ‘slander’ President Trump https://t.co/b423bJtjp4

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) January 27, 2020

President Trump, meanwhile, tweeted on Monday “I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens. In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination. If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book. With that being said, the transcripts of my calls with President Zelensky are all the proof that is needed, in addition to the fact that President Zelensky & the Foreign Minister of Ukraine said there was no pressure and no problems. Additionally, I met with President Zelensky at the United Nations (Democrats said I never met) and released the military aid to Ukraine without any conditions or investigations – and far ahead of schedule. I also allowed Ukraine to purchase Javelin anti-tank missiles. My Administration has done far more than the previous Administration.

Of course, if Bolton doesntestify, they’ll call it a cover up.

via zerohedge

25 COMMENTS

  1. Just the latest of dirty tricks by the Democrats and Rino’s will go along with it. Sorry losers, executive privilege stands and Bolton should not testify NOR release his “oh whoa is me” book. Mr. Dershowitz’s testimony already said their would no “abuse of power” even with Bolton’s testimony.

    But this is all about “I hate Donald Trump”, never anything else. No crimes except for the Democrats and if witnesses are allowed, Rinos are just helping Dems keep this “no vote for Trump” going.

    If they want to waste taxpayers time, then waste away. Bolton is not to talk under “executive privilege” and then take it all the way to the Supreme Court to PROTECT the Presidency from being shredded by Democrats who are hell bent obliterate our Constitution.

    Abuse of Power in the House, trying to mute the Presidency, want to get rid of the electoral college, illegal aliens have more rights than actual American citizen, and a President can be impeached for doing “absolutely no crimes” other than presiding over Foreign Policy.

    And that’s it in the nutshell, foreign policy. With lots of dirty little secret payments for those who play dirty. And the USA did NOT benefit. Just taken advantage of.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD HELP THE USA!

    • https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/28/fact-check-nancy-pelosi-recycles-debunked-lie-about-trump-article-ii-powers/

      Ms. Nasty Nancy, lying her head off. And you thought you were all powerful, lol.

      Shame your impeachment hoax is just that. And you started your investigation even before you got the votes of the House to start impeachment, shame, shame. So all this means NOTHING!

      And regarding Congress doing it? Hey Nasty, your boys Schiff and Nadler were supposed to do the investigation, but you all were looking at your clock and calendar to rush this thru so now all you have is a “house of cards” which is being pulled apart by REAL attorneys. lol

      Senate is just a jury and the evidence was wheeled over in the “parade” fashion that Schiif so likes. That’s your evidence. That’s your witnesses. That’s your case, lol.

      Time to put this to rest and We the People already know that Nasty Nancy will start this BS all over again until November.

      Read on Congressman Doug Collins twitter account about the ban on fentanyl expires in a few days, where are you on that issue? Lots of young people die getting into that and it is being smuggled over the border from China, right? Oh don’t care about our youth?

      How about prescription drugs? On that’s right, your “sign it before reading it” Obamacare really did a lot of damage to the health care system. Why should you care? It’s part of your legacy right? lol

      How about the problem with “leaking” sensitive information that is putting USA at risk nationally? Oh that’s right, you don’t care about that because you are using the “leaks” to your advantage. The heck with the USA right?

      President Trump is right. You will go down as the WORST House Speaker of all time. Your hatred is showing Nasty. Not just for the President but for US.

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD HELP THE USA!

      • And Mitt and Collins are leaning to the left side surprises who? Mitt is still wondering how he lost to Obama. Does the word loser sound familiar. I hear Hildebeast invited both of them to join her in the woods while the phony impeachment trial progresses. How about just doing the job that these people were pai to do and not leaving their constituents in the dust. RVN 68-69

    • Karen Z. Is it truly just a hate Trump issue.
      A complete look at news suggests that it might be bigger than that.
      How about the takeover of the country.I
      Obama open mike to Russian “We are in the middle . . might take more time?
      Second amendment in Virginia, New York?
      Threat by Virginia Governor to bring in UN troops?
      Cripple the president with impeachment?

      I do not know! But we must be alert!

      • 100% Agree, We MUST be alert.

        Saw that Obama “hot mike” video. And his message to Putin. Where’s Nasty Nancy about this road to Putin?

        My husband, who has passed, always warned me about how certain politicians in government were working to destroy the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The dismantling really kicked in in the 8 years that Obama was in office. My husband knew they would HATE President Trump, but knew he had honest, NYC style business sense and would help bring us back. Pride in the USA. Something that was beaten down by the Obama Administration.

        Yep told me to keep vigilant, but then again always felt that as a taxpaying American citizen it was his civic responsibility to understand and question.

        Love this Country, Best in the World. To keep it, we must all stay alert!

        GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD HELP THE USA!

        • Your husband was a very smart man. 🙂 ALWAYS be vigilant.

          And I wish PRESENT GENERATIONS knew how profound that last remark is:

          “…as a taxpaying American citizen it was his civic responsibility to understand and question. ”

          It is our civic duty, and our Christian duty, to KNOW THE SEASON.

          God Bless!

    • https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/28/john-kelly-i-believe-john-bolton-if-his-book-contains-trump-ukraine-claims/

      Like another appointed staff member who wanted to be President and wanted full control over foreign policy. All should read Nikki Haley’s book about this person who thinks John Bolton is telling the truth, lol.

      And Senator Graham:

      “I want to see what’s in the manuscript,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters on Monday. “Let’s see what’s in the manuscript, let’s see if it’s relevant, and if it is, I’ll make a decision about Bolton.”

      Want to see the book, buy it when it comes out. Thought this was going to be a swift trial, using the evidence and testimony from the House Managers impeachment scam? Now you find something “shiny” and you want witnesses?

      BTW, Bolton is under “executive privilege”. If you have taken your eyes away from the real facts because of a “shiny” swamp distraction, READ THE TRANSCRIPT!

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD HELP THE USA!

  2. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/27/exclusive-kevin-mccarthy-sets-all-time-annual-fundraising-record-as-gop-embarks-on-effort-to-retake-house-majority/

    Congratulation Congressman McCarthy! My hopes are that the House will be flipped to Republican, and you become Speaker.

    This will make sure the House is not taken over by the Democratic Majority to impeach President Trump only. President Trump will be able to do more in his next 4 years and also the House can bring back it’s reputation after being destroyed by Pelosi and her Democrat/Socialist ilk.

    If this occurs, maybe it will be a time to heal after the destruction of the last 3 years by the opposing party that did everything to destroy a President who actually won. And by trying to destroy the President, allowed the business of the American people to be shelved. The elected officials could actually start to work for THEIR districts and work together for the USA.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD HELP THE USA!

  3. Sen. Susan Collins is a liberal pretending to be a Republican. ALL she cares about is keeping her power. She is NOT a patriot – just another sleazy politician.

    Mitt Romney is a New World Order elitist and total jerk. Sorry I ever voted for that loser. Utah, get RID of this loser. Thanks, Orrin Hatch, you senile old fool.

  4. https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/01/27/schumer-trump-mcconnell-losing-ground-gop-senators-willing-to-vote-for-bolton-testimony/

    “Schumer said, “There is no question we’re making good progress here, and we’re a lot better off today than we were yesterday with the Bolton revelation. You know, when you hear two people with diametrically opposed stories, and one is willing to swear under oath, it’s true, and the other who denies is not willing to swear under oath and is trying to shut the guy up who is willing to swear, who do you think is right? And I think our Republican senators are sort of realizing that. So we’re doing better and better.”

    “We” meaning the Democrats who are trying to shred the Constitution and get a President they don’t like, with NO crimes, out of office by using Bolton, who’s only trying to promote a book about HIS WARMONGER EGO, to sway Rino’s that don’t like the President either.”

    Fixed it for you Chuckie. You are as deranged as Pelosi and Schiff. President Defense team has blown up Schiffy “coup theater” to what it really is, NOTHING but a waste of time and taxpayer money.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD HELP THE USA!

  5. The reason Romneyand Collins fall for this Dem crap so quickly is because they are not true supporters ofTrump or theRepublican party. VOTE THEMOUT OF IFFICE!

  6. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/27/john-bolton-denies-coordination-with-new-york-times-after-book-excerpt-leaks/

    Yea right there Mr. Bolton.

    “Ambassador Bolton’s manuscript was submitted to the NSC for pre-publication review and has been under initial review by the NSC,” said spokesman John Ullyot. “No White House personnel outside NSC have reviewed the manuscript.”

    So how did it get leaked there Mr. Bolton? Did the Vindman brothers, still in the NSC and I have NO IDEA WHY, have something to do with the “leak” to a reporter? We know that’s the way swamp creature democrats get these so called “bombshells that turn dud” out there.

    Mr. Ego was going to ride up on his white horse after this and save the day, right Mr. Bolton? Don’t like the fact that your “war” strategies against Iran went up with a bomb with the ‘cornerstone’ terrorist? Love those wars don’t you, but don’t like the fact that President Trump has full control of foreign policy and wants to end all the wars you enjoyed.

    Nope don’t trust Mr. Bolton as he’s part of the “swamp” that feels the President is NOT the head of foreign policy, which this impeachment “theater” is all about.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD HELP THE USA!

  7. No doubt, the lyin’ Dems will come up with another red herring on the eve of the Senate vote and leak it to their crooked media friends in order to try and influence the vote. This is pathetic! The House and Senate shud be working on something constructive instead of wasting time and taxpayer dollars. It is not as if there is nothing to do:
    improve the infrastructure, stop the illicit drugs that are pouring over the border (and yes BUILD THE WALL!), do something about Healthcare costs (and fraud), stop government waste, get the troops out of Afghanistan (and stop the corruption), get the CIA/NDA//etc under control from their war games and defence contract overruns and fraud.
    The list goes on and on. The gov’t annual budget is full of waste and fraud and corruption – all covered up by the deep state!

  8. John Bolton is an egotistical, little pissant. He can’t face up to the fact that he was cast out of “the head shed” for evermore. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

  9. Enough already…. Bolton is a buddy of Romney… If we are to believe this “leak” no doubt Romney was right there when the plot was hatched. Collins needs to stand up… she was the crap when these Dems tried the same thing with the Supreme Court nominee… Stand up again Collins… What will be the next Dem Lie. Our enemies do not need to invade our country when they have the Dems doing their work for them. No witnesses….. enough.. and be ready for the Dems say the Senate White Washed these hearings. But the House was suppose to investigate… but they had nothing. NO WITNESSES. So next Repub that gets elected these dems will bring phony charges and send it to the Senate…. to “investigate” when that job is suppose to be done in the HOUSE. Do it right Nancy.

  10. What a another great deal by the Democratic socialist workers party right? Bolten who was fired for being openly an aggressive right wing nut job is now credible if he has dirt on Trump? Mean while GOP are not to call upon crook Hunter and his Dad Joe Biden to testify? The accused cannot requested his accuser and second secret accuser testify either. Now this is twisted Democratic socialist workers party logic. It defies decency and high lites the evil of this latest planned third coup attempt. Two RINOs parasites to the RNC drawing donations from conservatives then voting with democrats. What the hell kind of trial is this? If this were that load of human poop Obama, yup the guy who broke endless laws and walked away laughing that he got one over on us, the Black caucus and the other left wing radicals in the communist House of Representatives would be drooling for blood. Their twisted justice at work, not a single indictment Ed in the first proven coup, and the democratic Socialist workers party demands justice immediately? This new scheme might be the match to set off the explosion, our proven corrupt federal government agencies will set off, thinking they fooled all the people. We elect our leaders and Congress is suppose to help guarantee fair elections when they have done the opposite, since Obama was our sneaky dictator. God save us from Democratic Party Congress members.

  11. Collins & Romney she & he RINO Weasels, everyone knows Weasels can’t be trusted, even demo commies hate them, but use them for their purpose, then cast them aside.

  12. Never could stand Romney, most of us in NH can’t stomach him. Collin’s isn’t any better. Both of them are like that white stuff on chicken sh*t.

  13. The timing is highly suspicious. I didn’t buy any of Hillary’s book and I shall not buy Bolton’s. Books written by politicians or bureaucrats on subjects of recent events or other curre3nt political figures are always biased and of limited perspective. Their content is not to be trusted.

  14. Bolton is a clown with no sense of self worth. He makes himself look stupid because he has no other choice.
    Romney is a turncoat, hypocrite, back stabbing, self-aggrandizing RINO punk. He’s an embarrassment to the state of Utah!
    Why people in UT voted him into office is a mystery. I did all I could to wake people up, but to no avail. “He’s a mormon ma, vote for him. Who cares what his platform is, he’ll flip his opinions as soon as the wind changes direction anyway!”

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