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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:07 PM

Bolton is practically begging to testify. What is going on and is this good or bad?

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Reply Bolton is practically begging to testify. What is going on and is this good or bad? (Original post)
yellowcanine Friday OP
Eliot Rosewater Friday #1
enough Friday #5
NCLefty Friday #9
hlthe2b Friday #2
pangaia Friday #3
dewsgirl Friday #11
tblue37 Saturday #37
pbmus Friday #4
customerserviceguy Friday #18
lastlib Friday #20
pbmus Friday #21
C_U_L8R Friday #6
elleng Friday #7
yellowcanine Friday #8
empedocles Friday #12
Divad123 Friday #10
Johnny2X2X Friday #13
uponit7771 Friday #23
Snackshack Friday #14
struggle4progress Friday #15
Atticus Friday #16
padah513 Saturday #30
Joinfortmill Friday #17
tableturner Friday #19
Liberal In Texas Friday #22
90-percent Saturday #24
90-percent Saturday #26
k2qb3 Saturday #25
BernieBabies Saturday #27
sop Saturday #28
stopdiggin Saturday #29
DeminPennswoods Saturday #33
yellowcanine Saturday #35
Tactical Progressive Saturday #31
bobGandolf Saturday #32
KG Saturday #34
Vinca Saturday #36

Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:08 PM

1. He is a horrible person but he thinks he is a patriot and honest and I dont see him

lying for the traitor.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:12 PM

5. A patriot? He's one of the few whose narcissism

equals Trumpís. Heíll do whatever he can to savage Trump in revenge for having been disrespected.

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Response to enough (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:21 PM

9. We don't know that until he actually does something.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:08 PM

2. I don't trust him but I think he will speak out on issues that matter to him.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:09 PM

3. I thought he refused to show up?

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Response to pangaia (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:24 PM

11. So did I. I am so confused.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 09:03 AM

37. He's waiting for a judge to rule on whether Kupperman has to testify. nt

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:10 PM

4. He's writing a book...wants exposure

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Response to pbmus (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:09 PM

18. Yep

I don't expect him to do anything good for us, but I'd like to be pleasantly surprised.

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Response to pbmus (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:40 PM

20. If he testifies, he gives away some of his book--

That's gonna cost him some HUGE $$$. Financially, he's better off NOT testifying.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:42 PM

21. Well he is not going to say everything that the book is going to say...

He will wet publicís appetite, then start the book tour in the spring of 20...

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:14 PM

6. Sounds like someone desperate for a bidding war

What's his silence worth to Trump? Quid pro quo mf-er.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:15 PM

7. 'Cooper said Bolton and his former deputy, Charles Kupperman are seeking

a "definitive judgment from the Judicial Branch determining their Constitutional duty in the face of conflicting demands" from the White House and Congress. The attorney -- who represents both men -- noted that unlike the other witnesses, Bolton and Kupperman provided direct advice to Trump regularly and would be asked during any congressional appearance to disclose sensitive foreign policy and national security information.'>>>

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bolton-involved-in-meetings-not-known-to-impeachment-investigators-lawyer-says

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:19 PM

8. I know what his attorney is saying about wanting a judge to decide. But at the same time the

attorney keeps talking about how much Bolton wants to testify and hints that he has new information.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:26 PM

12. Cooper making various 'moves' - to what end really?

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:23 PM

10. Monkey Wrench?

We won't know until after all the screaming is over--if then. To all the Repukes who are saying it's all made up--if you could impeach a president over a made up conspiracy theory, the repukes would have done it to a Democratic president already.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:28 PM

13. Don't trust him

He could be looking for a payoff.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:56 PM

23. +1

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:32 PM

14. He can testify...

Whenever he wants. All he has to do is show up.

He may be upset with DT and how he is as President but at the end of the day Bolton is no fan of Democracy and is very much in favor of a Unitary Executive. During Bush Jrs admin Bolton said if the U.N. tower lost 10 floors it wouldnít make a bit of difference so IMO it is not good.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:46 PM

15. All through the day -- I! me! mine! I! me! mine! I! me! mine!

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:22 PM

16. We know he is a snake. Let's not pick him up. nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 04:57 AM

30. Well said

Gotta watch out for that forked tongue

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:27 PM

17. I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:38 PM

19. You can tell from Fiona Hills' testimony that she AND Bolton were totally disgusted with Trump.

She talked about conversations with Bolton. Like any intelligent person would, he understands that he cannot get away with lying. Too many people know what he knows. More importantly, testimony from multiple sources has shown that he, like Fiona Hill and others, was genuinely disturbed by the situation surrounding Ukraine. Conceptually, the selling of US foreign policy for the personal and political benefit of Trump really seemed to have set him off. Plus, we all know of quite a few personal reasons that might cause Bolton to hold a grudge against Trump.

Given Bolton's exceptionally strong and very well known far right bona fides, which would inoculate him from Trump/far right attacks, if he doesn't lie, his honest testimony would be very devastating to Trump.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:53 PM

22. Another LIAR. DO NOT let him poison the well.

That has got to be some the strategy with these "Come to Jesus" RWers. They'll turn like the serpents they are.

We don't need them, they're are lots of legitimate witnesses to make the case the Deadbeat Donnie is a traitor.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 02:17 AM

24. uh, why am i the only one here

that he would be happy to testify if the committe just sends him a supena. he basically said that exact thing publically.


i dont get whats going on the committee issues supenas all the time that get blown off and all congress has to do is what they've done for so many others.

-90% Jimmy

no fan of Bolton, but I'm happy he's jazzed up about taking trump down bigly. trump deserves biblical level suffering for the rest of his life. looking forward dont cut it for his crimes.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 02:26 AM

25. I think he really wants to bury Trump...

And to do that he needs to play it a little carefully so he's credible to Trump's base. He's really the only one who could potentially reach those people and free the senate to act.

I also think the thing with wanting a judge dates from before the house vote and may not even apply anymore if they just subpoena him now.

I think it's possible he's Anonymous.

I never liked the guy, hate his policy, but I certainly believe he wants Trump gone, if for no other reason than the obvious risks to national security he poses.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 02:50 AM

27. The enemy of my enemy is my friend (for now)

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 02:56 AM

28. They're reporting he wants to testify publicly, but will not submit to a deposition beforehand

All the other witnesses have been deposed during the closed hearings, their public testimony will be the same, but in public. No one yet knows what Bolton is likely to say when he gets in front of the cameras, so Schiff is reluctant to take the risk of calling Bolton as a witness.

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Response to sop (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 03:11 AM

29. agreed. Bolton doesn't get to set the rules

if he wants to "tell his story" on his own terms .. fine, let him hold a news conference. But you don't get to use the House investigations as your personal mouthpiece.

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Response to sop (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 06:42 AM

33. Heard on CNN just this morning that Bolton's attys

are in discussions with Schiff about giving a closed door deposition. I think Bolton definitekly wants to testify. His atty first tried the court route using Kupperman as a stalking horse, then he trolled for a subpoena, but none was forthcoming. I think this has kind of boxed Bolton in as far as options go if he wants to be heard or relevent.

Remember, Bolton's a Russia hawk, too. He knows better than this Ukrainian conspiracy theory the Trumpers are pushing.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 07:45 AM

35. This sounds right. Bolton is concerned for his future and wants to be on the "right side" of

history. He doesn't give a shit about what happens to Trump. He would probably prefer to stay on good terms with Trumpers but not at the risk of destroying his own reputation as a cold war hawk.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 06:30 AM

31. No Bolton: unnecessary risk, little upside - the play is already made

Beyond that Democrats should be generally cautious
of any Republican's intent.

They're all hardliners now and they all twist.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 06:36 AM

32. I would not trust....

Bolton. He is THE snake in the grass.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 07:09 AM

34. bolton is miffed that the sad stupid man wouldn't let him get his war on w/ iran

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 07:58 AM

36. Bolton can testify if he wants to. Nothing is stopping him beyond opening a door.

Maybe he thinks the suspense will boost his book sales.

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