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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:46 PM

Democrats Will Have to Subpoena John Bolton

Democrats Will Have to Subpoena John Bolton

October 30, 2019 at 8:19 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 107 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2019/10/30/democrats-will-have-to-subpoena-john-bolton/

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Wall Street Journal: “The House committees want Mr. Bolton to appear on Nov. 7, a person familiar with the matter said. Mr. Bolton’s attorney, Charles Cooper, informed the committee that his client wouldn’t appear voluntarily as requested. Mr. Cooper said he was ready to receive a subpoena on Mr. Bolton’s behalf at any time.”

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:22 PM

1. What does "ready to receive a subpoena mean?"

I often agree to accept service on behalf of a client. That doesn't mean that my client agrees with the pleading with which served.

I remain unclear that Bolton will testify under subpoena contrary to a invocation of executive privilege. However, if (as reported) Bolton has a book deal, it seems inconsistent to comply with a invocation of executive privilege now.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:27 PM

2. Covering his right wing tail by being forced by supeona to testify. That

way he may still get work as a fox news commentator or whatever he does next.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:33 PM

3. I hope you are right.

Many of the people testifying are doing so under "friendly subpoenas." However, lawyers tend to choose words carefully (I just spent three hours drafting a four page complaint). A lawyer saying s/he will accept service of a subpoena on behalf of a client does not mean the client will testify.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:39 PM

4. Well they have enough to go ahead with impeachment already. But we can cross

our fingers he does testify and ties all the threads together. Maybe, as a hawk, he can't stand what he knows about Trump.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:43 PM

5. I'm reasonably convinced that there is no such thing as too much evidence.

Besides, it would just be fun to see Bolton testify in public.

The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things.

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