STAB FROM THE FRONT: John Bolton is ‘Prepared to Testify’ Against President Trump

Monday, January 6, 2020
By Paul Martin

The infamous war hawk is ready to squeal.

By Shane Trejo
BigLeaguePolitics.com
Jan 6, 2020

Former national security advisor John Bolton has released a statement indicating that he is willing to testify in the Senate investigation of President Donald Trump.

Bolton claims he is basing his decision on the case of former deputy national security advisor Dr. Charles Kupperman, who filed a lawsuit rather than listening to the White House’s directive to refuse a subpoena during the House’s witch hunt impeachment proceedings against Trump.

“My colleague, Dr. Charles Kupperman, faced with a House committee subpoena on the one hand, and a Presidential directive not to testify on the other, sought final resolution of this Constitutional conflict from the Federal judiciary,” Bolton wrote in his announcement on Monday.

“After my counsel informed the House committee that I too would seek judicial resolution of these Constitutional issues, the committee chose not to subpoena me. Nevertheless, I publicly resolved to be guided by the outcome of Dr. Kupperman’s case,” he added.

The Kupperman case was ultimately dismissed in December after the House removed their subpoena request, as Bolton mentioned in his letter.

“But both the President and the House of Representatives opposed his effort on jurisdictional grounds, and each other on the merits. The House committee went so far as to withdraw its subpoena to Dr. Kupperman in a deliberate attempt to moot the case and deprive the court of jurisdiction,” Bolton said.

“Judge Richard Leon, in a carefully reasoned opinion on December 30, held Dr. Kupperman’s case to be moot, and therefore did not reach the separation-of-powers issues,” he added.

Even though there was no resolution to the case, Bolton is still using it as a pretense for his decision to issue testimony regarding President Trump.

“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,” Bolton wrote.

Yet Congress has not fulfilled its role in this process, Nancy Pelosi has stonewalled the articles of impeachment refusing to refer them to the Senate. The Senate can not act, because the House hasn’t completed their duty.

“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,” Bolton added.

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