An Amazing Sentence
An amazing statement from Bolton's book.
The WSJ has an excerpt of Bolton’s book which includes the following passage:
These and innumerable other similar conversations with Trump formed a pattern of fundamentally unacceptable behavior that eroded the very legitimacy of the presidency. Had Democratic impeachment advocates not been so obsessed with their Ukraine blitzkrieg in 2019, had they taken the time to inquire more systematically about Trump’s behavior across his entire foreign policy, the impeachment outcome might well have been different.
I am almost speechless. The bolded sentence was written by a man who refused to testify before the House.
In other words, he could have provided eye witness testimony of the President of the United States directly courting foreign interference in our elections and he refused to testify. But better than that, he didn’t keep this information to himself out of some odd honor code or specific interpretation of executive privilege. Oh no, he simply was saving it for his book.
And then, to put the cherry on the sundae of it all, he chides Congress for not broadening the scope of their investigation in the same paragraph he notes Trump’s ” unacceptable behavior that eroded the very legitimacy of the presidency.”
It is beyond galling and is truly outrageous.