GOP Senators Demanding To Know Why WH Blindsided Them With Bolton Bombshell

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JakeThomas

The White House received a manuscript for John Bolton's book a month ago, but no one told GOP senators about its claims.

Republican senators have consistently opposed calling new witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, arguing that none of the potential witnesses has direct knowledge of Trump’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine.

But former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s new book throws a wrench into their argument, as according to The New York Times, Bolton claims Trump told him personally that he put a hold on U.S. military aid to Ukraine in order to extract his desired Biden investigations.

RawStory reports that Republican lawmakers are livid over the development, privately demanding that the White House explain why they were not informed of Bolton’s bombshell allegation.

Times’ reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted on Monday: “Per sources, some GOP senators privately pushing White House for information on who at administration had visibility into the manuscript over the last month. Senators feel blindsided.”

RawStory noted that Haberman previously reported that “lawyers for Bolton transmitted the manuscript to the White House a month ago,” meaning that “if the Trump administration had any suspicion that these facts were going to emerge, then it would mean they intentionally risked putting Senate Republicans in this situation.”

Republicans are none too happy about being set up to take the fall.

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Comments (9)
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60srad
60srad

No sympathy whatsoever. Conartistives are traitors, even without being traitor enablers.

cred66
cred66

If they don't allow witnesses now the GOP Senators are in for a rough November at the polls!!!

marco c
marco c

the truth shall set you free

GOODDOC1
GOODDOC1

If Trump thought Bolton could say anything to "exonerate" him, he would be demanding that he be called as a witness. Hmmm. I wonder why he hasn't, don't you?

HollyME
HollyME

When are these Republicans going to figure out that Trump is not loyal to anyone.

Gardenjim
Gardenjim

Trump lies to everyone, WH shivering in their boots.. Senators believe? LOL. Such sweet ignorance and greed.

toddsocal
toddsocal

Trump keeps screwing everyone that gets near him—he has maybe, reached the limit with some of these Senators.

Granny1
Granny1

And yet they continue to support and have his back as he is lining them up to be thrown under the bus.


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