Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:01 PM

Bolton Knows About Many Relevant Meetings on Ukraine, Lawyer Says

Peter Baker 41 mins ago

ATLANTA — John R. Bolton, President Trump’s former national security adviser, knows about “many relevant meetings and conversations” connected to the Ukraine pressure campaign that House impeachment investigators have not yet been informed about, his lawyer told lawmakers on Friday.

The lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, made that tantalizing point in a letter to the chief House lawyer in response to House committee chairmen who have sought Mr. Bolton’s testimony in their impeachment proceedings, arguing that his client would be willing to talk but only if a court rules that he should ignore White House objections.

Mr. Cooper did not elaborate on what meetings and conversations he was referring to, leaving it to House Democrats to guess at what Mr. Bolton might know. Mr. Bolton has been one of the most anticipated witnesses because other current and former officials have described him as deeply disturbed by the effort to pressure Ukraine to provide incriminating information about Democrats to help the president’s domestic political prospects.

Mr. Bolton did not show up for a deposition scheduled on Thursday because, his lawyer said, he wants a judge to determine whether he and his former deputy, Charles M. Kupperman, should testify in defiance of the White House. In effect, Mr. Bolton and Mr. Kupperman are asking for a court ruling on competing demands by the executive branch, which does not want them to testify, and the legislative branch, which does.

House Democrats complained that Mr. Bolton was stiff-arming them even though other national security officials have complied with subpoenas or requests for testimony, but the lawmakers have withdrawn a subpoena for Mr. Kupperman and indicated they would not seek one for Mr. Bolton because they said they did not want to get dragged into lengthy court proceedings. Instead, Democrats have suggested that they may cite the refusal to testify by Mr. Bolton and Mr. Kupperman as evidence of obstruction of Congress by the president, which could form its own article of impeachment.


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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:09 AM

1. Now the dems have dropped him as a witness. Try some other lies this one went away earlier.

If he knew so much the dems would not have dropped him as a witness.

You folks are running out of tall tales and time.

Remember there were no Republicans involved in the illegal FISA warrants used to spy on trump and the Barr criminal investigation that is specifically those FISA warrants is in front of a federal grand jury right now getting indictments.

Then, just today, it was revealed that there is a second IG report coming out soon.

You folks and your tall tales are just out of time and screwed.

There is no end result for this that works good for you guys. The senate will not convict.

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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:16 AM

2. Of course the Senate won't convict but it will be permanently etched in stone, "Impeached

President of these United States, Donald Trump"...

Even Nixon had since enough to bail when the handwriting was on the wall...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:41 AM

3. It will never get to the senate. There trumps lawyers can ask anyone anything under oath.

Figure it out. Trump has nothing to lose. This crap buys him more publicity and votes every day and he will be reelected.

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