Democrats were on the ropes in their impeachment witch hunt.
The President and his lawyers finally had a chance to mount a defense and Trump’s team shredded the Democrats’ paper-thin case.
But then this Republican answered Adam Schiff’s impeachment prayers.
And Donald Trump couldn’t believe who it was.
Democrats’ demands for new witnesses to drag out the Senate impeachment trial focused on former National Security advisor John Bolton.
Bolton – a Bush loyalist and war hawk – hated Donald Trump because Trump supported an America First foreign policy.
Adam Schiff and his allies believe Bolton was eager to stick the knife in Trump’s back because the President fired Bolton as his National Security advisor.
But with the Democrats’ impeachment case collapsing, their prayers were answered when someone – either a Deep State mole on the National Security Council or someone on Bolton’s team – leaked a breakdown of a manuscript for Bolton’s upcoming book to the New York Times where Bolton claimed the President told him he preferred to hold military aid to Ukraine until they turned over material related to investigations to the 2016 election and the Biden family’s corruption.
The Times exclusively reports:
Key to Mr. Bolton’s account about Ukraine is an exchange during a meeting in August with the president after Mr. Trump returned from vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Mr. Bolton raised the $391 million in congressionally appropriated assistance to Ukraine for its war in the country’s east against Russian-backed separatists. Officials had frozen the aid, and a deadline was looming to begin sending it to Kyiv, Mr. Bolton noted…
… Mr. Trump had effectively rebuffed them, airing his longstanding grievances about Ukraine, which mixed legitimate efforts by some Ukrainians to back his Democratic 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton, with unsupported accusations and outright conspiracy theories about the country, a key American ally…
… In his August 2019 discussion with Mr. Bolton, the president appeared focused on the theories Mr. Giuliani had shared with him, replying to Mr. Bolton’s question that he preferred sending no assistance to Ukraine until officials had turned over all materials they had about the Russia investigation that related to Mr. Biden and supporters of Mrs. Clinton in Ukraine.
Democrats pounced on the leak and Adam Schiff and his fellow House Managers demanded the Republican Senate subpoena Bolton to testify.
President Trump quickly responded by calling Bolton a shameless liar looking to sell books.
“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.” President Trump continued, “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.”
Black Eye Politics will keep you up to date on any new developments in the impeachment witch hunt.