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Bolton’s Former Top Deputy Blasts Bolton’s Book Maneuvering As ‘Dangerous’ And ‘Inexplicable’


Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is publishing a tell-all book about his time in the Trump administration. The book is scheduled for release this March, but Bolton’s former Chief of Staff, Fred Fleitz, penned an op-ed for Fox News calling on Bolton to withdraw his book from publication.

“I don’t understand the need for a former National Security Adviser to publish a tell-all book critical of a president he served,” Fleitz said. “Especially during a presidential reelection campaign that will determine the fate of the country.  There will be a time for Bolton to speak out without appearing to try to tip a presidential election.”

Fleitz called Bolton’s book release unprecedented and dangerous, citing former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who exited the Obama administration in June 2011. Gates published “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” a book which highlighted the incompetence of both the Obama National Security Council and former Vice President Joe Biden. Gates withheld his publication date for January 2014, understanding his scathing tell-all could have an effect on the 2012 election outcome. Fleitz believes Bolton should uphold Gates’ precedent.

“Gates established a principled precedent on how senior advisers to presidents should write about their experiences,” Fleitz said.

The publication of Bolton’s book could not only effect the 2020 election, it may also mean ramifications for the current Trump administration. Fleitz worries Trump, and future presidents, will be unable to consult their advisors without constantly worrying about information leaking.

“Presidents must be able to candidly consult with their advisers without worrying they will leak these discussions to the press or obtain high-dollar book contracts to publish them,” Fleitz said. “[This book] may set a dangerous precedent since it could discourage future presidents from seeking advice from expert advisers on sensitive national security matters.”

via thefederalist


  1. ” Fleitz worries Trump, and future presidents, will be unable to consult their advisors without constantly worrying about information leaking.”

    That’s it in a nutshell! Because the State Department, the NSC and certain “compromised” politicians who feel THEIR foreign policy OVERRULES the President’s, they are working real hard to completely destroy “executive privilege”.

    And regarding leaking, this needs to be considered a MAJOR crime. How much has the USA lost in sensitive information? Too much!

    Bolton is part of the swamp. Amazing that this manuscript was being “quarantined” in the NSC where the Vindman brothers STILL worked. And “poof” leaked to New York Slimes.

    This is all part of the Democratic plan to keep the impeachment hoax going into June. And then in June the Supreme Court then makes a decision on President Trump’s tax information. So then they will be pulling this in as well.

    Time to SHUT THIS down now! But unfortunately a few Republicans who will goose step with the Democrats will hold the USA hostage for witnesses. Yes the PEOPLE’S business is put on the back burner AGAIN to placate a political grudge. Disgusting!


    • Amen! ” Executive privilege” attackers are traitors. They did not object to the huge number of fiats and decrees and claims or executive privilege by the resident Fascist-in-Chief Obama, like hypocrites, they want to object because it is Trump.

    • https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/29/live-updates-trump-impeachment-trial-senators-ask-questions/

      lol, Schiff says he needs more witnesses? Thought he had a clear cut case? lol

      And isn’t it wonderful that Bolton called CNN about Yovanvitch being fired? That CNN should look into this? Wow putting out National security information to fake news? And then Pelosi starts screaming “impeachment” afterwards?

      This is either a “hate trump” setup by Bolton or a “sell a book because I am fired” setup.

      Either way it is WRONG. But then again Democrats and “never trumpers” feel they are ABOVE THE LAW.


  2. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/29/donald-trump-if-i-listened-to-john-bolton-wed-be-in-world-war-six/

    “All Classified National Security,” Trump said. “Who would do this?”

    A Warmonger Swamp Creature that’s who. One that felt the President’s foreign policy was not good enough. Need MORE wars.

    Amazing how the Democrats have now found War to be a “good thing”, when they always crowed about how the Republicans were “war happy”. I guess lots of democratic foundations had LOTS of “war” cash flowing into them. So destroying our Military for 8 years and getting rich on selling technology, arms to Countries that hate us. (Iran Nuclear Deal, Russia’s Uranium purchase). And let’s not forget the LBQDT whatever surgeries over REAL Vet medical help.

    Glad this warmonger is fired. President Trump is handling foreign policy just fine. Don’t really hear a peep from Iran after the “cornerstone” was no more. World Leaders looking at the USA completely different now. With respect again!

    Bolton should not be permitted to publish this book. Again too much sensitive information getting out and that IS a national security risk. Time to put America First as OUR President has. Time to protect USA people over foreign nationals and the Democrats foundation war chest.


  3. https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/01/28/susan-collins-very-likely-i-will-vote-for-witnesses-at-impeachment-trial/

    “I, for one, believe that there’s some gaps, some ambiguities that need to be cleared up.”.

    Well you are an establishment Rino, who is going along with Mittens, who hates President Trump, to help Schumer keep this impeachment hoax going.

    The facts of this Impeachment Hoax are abuse of power and obstruction of congress for a PHONE CALL. If you REALLY listened to the President’s Defense Team you would know they BLEW both articles apart.

    You want to investigate some more. Then give OUR President his due by declaring him aquitted of this hoax and then START an investigation. On the Bidens, on the corruption in the NSC, with Ukraine AND Iran. The WHOLE establishment Foreign policy handlers NEED to be investigated. NOT the President.

    Amazing how certain Republicans have NO backbone, but are more in tune with the Democrats who feel their elected or appointed officials make the GODS! You work for US!!!!!!


  4. He can’t make a living as an advisor no matter where he went – so now he is going to try as an author – lots of luck Johnnie you suck at everything you do – go grab a penthouse and sit in the corner

  5. I believe that Bolton is done, he will never work in any political capacity ever again. And I thought that it was illegal, or something similar to write a book about a sitting president until x number of time after he is out of office.
    Everything job Bolton had during his time working for the President was to serve him and not slander him. Is he so pissed because he wasn’t able to comply with his oath?
    I used to think he was fair, now he is nothing but a traitor to me.

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