HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Bolton and Kupperman oppo...

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:33 PM

Bolton and Kupperman oppose acting White House chief of staff Mulvaney's bid to join

Source: Washington Post



An attorney for former national security adviser John Bolton and his deputy, Charles Kupperman, formally opposed acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s last-minute effort to join a lawsuit asking the courts to decide if senior Trump administration officials must testify in Congress’s impeachment inquiry.

The Monday court filing underscored internal divisions among President Trump’s advisers in the probe, with Bolton and Kupperman said by people close to them to consider Mulvaney a key participant in President Trump’s alleged effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to pursue investigations into his political opponents. In an 11-page filing, Kupperman attorney Charles J. Cooper asked a judge to reject Mulvaney’s motion to join the lawsuit, instead suggesting the court hear it “in tandem” as a separate but related case.

Mulvaney went to court Friday seeking to join the separation-of-powers lawsuit filed against both Trump and the House leadership by Kupperman. The latter has asked U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon of Washington D.C. to rule on whether Congress’s constitutional impeachment power takes precedence over the White House’s claim that current and former top executive branch aides are “absolutely immune” from being compelled to testify, as part of the president’s powers.

Bolton and Kupperman have said they are willing to testify if the judge rules in favor of the House, The Washington Post previously reported. Mulvaney’s attempt to join the lawsuit flabbergasted Bolton and Kupperman, people close to them said, with Bolton aides having testified that he derisively referred to the Ukrainian proposal as “a drug deal,” and White House officials saying Bolton and Mulvaney were barely on speaking terms when Bolton left his post in September.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/bolton-and-kupperman-reject-white-house-chief-of-staff-mulvaneys-bid-to-join-impeachment-lawsuit/2019/11/11/cdf40226-04ac-11ea-8292-c46ee8cb3dce_story.html



Full headline: Bolton and Kupperman oppose acting White House chief of staff Mulvaney’s bid to join impeachment lawsuit

6 replies, 948 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Bolton and Kupperman oppose acting White House chief of staff Mulvaney's bid to join (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Nov 11 OP
backtoblue Nov 11 #1
BumRushDaShow Nov 11 #3
Faux pas Nov 11 #2
bucolic_frolic Nov 11 #4
Wellstone ruled Nov 11 #5
Zambero Nov 11 #6

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:44 PM

1. LMAO!!!

As screwed up as this whole "administration" is, is Mickey diving for Bolton's lifeboat?

Or is he trying to spy on him?

What a bunch of idiots.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to backtoblue (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:49 PM

3. I think Bolton just cut the rope on Mulvaney's lifeboat

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:45 PM

2. HA HA HA

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:59 PM

4. Pretty strange legal maneuver, what is it, Trump-Ukraine Class Action?

Moreover as COS Slick Mick had daily - hourly - knowledge of Trump's schedule and information flow. He's in a class all by himself. But you gotta given him Chutzpah for his swervy driving - trying to sneak through the legal system on the backs of less compromised is a whole new genre.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:09 PM

5. Mickey knows the clock is running

on his Career. And,if the Rethugs go the way of the Wigg's,well,Mickey will be spending years fighting legal battles with many of his Rethug friends.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:20 PM

6. How does it feel?

Ahhh, how does it feel?
To be on your own
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread