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    Trump and minions hiding Bolton revelations from GOP senators

    Trump's cover up and witholding evidence from the American people and Democrats up to now has succeeded.
    But when you treat you defenders with the same contempt and hide evidence from them, well Trump may have cooked his own goose.

    Since the Bolton news broke, the White House has heard from Republican senators frustrated that they were kept in the dark when at least someone in the White House had the Bolton manuscript since the end of December, according to a source familiar with the conversations.

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    Re: Trump and minions hiding Bolton revelations from GOP senators

    Why would Trump White House tell anyone, including his defenders, that there is even more evidence of his corrupt scheme?

    I doubt any Republicans are frustrated about not knowing earlier. I think they wish they still did not know.

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    Re: Trump and minions hiding Bolton revelations from GOP senators

    Quote Originally Posted by Slavister View Post
    Why would Trump White House tell anyone, including his defenders, that there is even more evidence of his corrupt scheme?

    I doubt any Republicans are frustrated about not knowing earlier. I think they wish they still did not know.
    Not if Trump was lying as usual and telling the GOP that Bolton knows nothing.

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    Re: Trump and minions hiding Bolton revelations from GOP senators

    Quote Originally Posted by Slavister View Post
    Why would Trump White House tell anyone, including his defenders, that there is even more evidence of his corrupt scheme?

    I doubt any Republicans are frustrated about not knowing earlier. I think they wish they still did not know.


    They're frustrated for knowing at all. They shouldn't be frustrated w/Trump. That's like a snake handler frustrated with a rattler for not being told about the biting thing.

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    Re: Trump and minions hiding Bolton revelations from GOP senators

    Quote Originally Posted by Slavister View Post
    Why would Trump White House tell anyone, including his defenders, that there is even more evidence of his corrupt scheme?

    I doubt any Republicans are frustrated about not knowing earlier. I think they wish they still did not know.
    The thing is, his White House lawyers all knew about this Bolton manuscript and what was contained in it since December. Still, they stood up in front of Congress and professed outrage that the democrats could dare to try to impeach Trump on 'hearsay'. These lawyers have licenses to practice law, and that comes with responsibilities, one of which is not to be complicit in a crime, which is exactly what they've done. How many, including lawyers, went to prison from their complicity in the Watergate coverup? Quite a few. These men have put their law licenses in jeopardy at the very least.







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    Re: Trump and minions hiding Bolton revelations from GOP senators

    Bolton is selling a book.

    He'll take the witness stand, get on national TV, mention his book, and take the 5th.

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    Re: Trump and minions hiding Bolton revelations from GOP senators

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    Bolton is selling a book.

    He'll take the witness stand, get on national TV, mention his book, and take the 5th.
    I don't think so.

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    Re: Trump and minions hiding Bolton revelations from GOP senators

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    Trump rage-tweeted that he “NEVER” told Bolton the aid was tied to those investigations, and reiterated that the transcript of his call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky exonerated him. Nonsense. [Omit: Sondland testimony that Trump told him to convey quid pro quo to Zelensky]. But now we have Bolton prepared to testify that Trump himself directly confirmed this link to him, wrecking the “hearsay” defense. If Bolton were lying, you’d think Trump would want him to testify under oath, since Bolton’s account is set to appear in a book. Unless the game is to prevent his testimony to the Senate before the vote on Trump’s fate.
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    It appears Trump’s team wanted to block Bolton’s testimony for the express reason that Bolton would further incriminate Trump.Trump’s lawyers have claimed at his trial that “not a single witness” has “testified” to “any connection” between the aid and the investigations. This weasel language is telling: If it’s true that no witness has testified to this, it’s precisely because Trump blocked witnesses who could testify to it, such as Bolton and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. We now know Bolton actually would testify to this, which illustrates that the only way to make that defense technically true is for Trump and GOP senators to prevent him from testifying.
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    Ned Price, a National Security Council official from 2014 to 2017, told me that internal declassification processes in such cases suggest it’s likely Trump’s legal team did indeed access Bolton’s manuscript.Bolton’s lawyer submitted it to the Records Management Directorate in the White House. Price pointed out that the White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, is leading Trump’s impeachment defense, which likely means Cipollone did get his hands on it. [omit other reasons WH would know what Bolton would testify to, hence why they want to block him]

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...ton-bombshell/


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    Of course, the rationale is the same for every witness Trump has/had stonewalling: they want to be able to claim there is no "direct evidence" and what easier way to create a basis for such a claim than to have all 'direct evidence' witnesses stonewall.

    Before the Senate on Saturday, deputy White House counsel Michael Purpura laid out the elements of that defense. Key among them: “Not a single witness testified that the President himself said there was any connection between any investigations and security assistance, a Presidential meeting, or anything else.” He continued: “Most of the Democrats’ witnesses have never spoken to the President at all, let alone about Ukraine security assistance.” And: “The Democrats’ entire quid pro quo theory is based on nothing more than the initial speculation of one person” — U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...uld-look-away/



    (Though note, the stonewalling has been incomplete. For example, Sondland didn't want to throw himself under the bus; we have his testimony directly linking the aid freeze to Trump's demand for announcement of investigations into Biden. And even the edited memo summary of the call is damning- who knows what they edited out?)

    It's not like his supporters will have a problem with the brazen dishonesty. They've loved it. Besides, it might annoy a liberal somewhere. To that end, we know what they'll do: they'll claim Bolton made it all up because he was mad for being fired (rather than the simple truth: he was fired because as bad as he is, even he wouldn't go along with this corrupt scheme).

    They'll do that AND still insist he should not be allowed to testify under oath (which would expose him to perjury could they actually prove he was lying)
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    Trump: I would like you to do us a favor though [. . . ]

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    Re: Trump and minions hiding Bolton revelations from GOP senators

    Romney, Collins, and Murkowski have all made remarks that indicate they support Bolton testifying. That brings us to 50 now.

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    Re: Trump and minions hiding Bolton revelations from GOP senators

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    The thing is, his White House lawyers all knew about this Bolton manuscript and what was contained in it since December. Still, they stood up in front of Congress and professed outrage that the democrats could dare to try to impeach Trump on 'hearsay'. These lawyers have licenses to practice law, and that comes with responsibilities, one of which is not to be complicit in a crime, which is exactly what they've done. How many, including lawyers, went to prison from their complicity in the Watergate coverup? Quite a few. These men have put their law licenses in jeopardy at the very least.
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