Donald Trump was blindsided by this Republican’s impeachment betrayal
The Senate is waiting for the House of Representatives to hand over their articles of impeachment to begin the trial of President Donald Trump.
Now a major curveball got thrown into the mix.
And that’s because Donald Trump was blindsided by this Republican’s impeachment betrayal.
House Democrats refused to wait for a court battle to play out over a subpoena to former National Security Advisor John Bolton.
Democrats contend Bolton has key testimony to prove Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political opponents by freezing military aid.
Nancy Pelosi refused to send articles of impeachment to the Senate in the hope of pressuring Mitch McConnell into handing over control of a Senate trial to the Democrats.
And Bolton gave Pelosi a boost when the former National Security Advisor released a statement revealing he would comply with any Senate subpoena to testify at an impeachment trial.
Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday that he would testify if he is subpoenaed as part of the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
In a statement posted online, Bolton, who was asked to testify as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry but refused to appear for a deposition, said he wants to meet his “obligations” both as a citizen and as a former top presidential adviser.
“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,” Bolton wrote. “I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify.”
Bolton’s surprise offer comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) remain at an impasse over the parameters for the chamber’s trial. Schumer has been pushing McConnell to allow additional witness testimony and document production as part of the trial, but McConnell has maintained that those issues should be considered after the trial begins.
The Fake News Media hailed Bolton’s statement as a “bombshell” ensuring he will testify in a Senate trial.
Prior to Bolton’s announcement, Democrats and their allies in the fake news despaired that a Senate trial would result in President Trump’s acquittal.
Now they have new hope some Republicans will vote to convict the President and spoil his hopes of a bipartisan exoneration.