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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 06:37 PM

Mitch McConnell is angry at White House over John Bolton manuscript, report says

Source: courier journal



Published 2:28 p.m. ET Jan. 27, 2020 | Updated 4:57 p.m. ET Jan. 27, 2020


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not know that President Donald Trump's administration had a copy of an explosive manuscript by ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton, a spokesman said.

And Kentucky's longtime senator, who has said he's in "total coordination" with the White House on the Trump impeachment trial, reportedly isn't happy.

The New York Times reported Sunday that in his upcoming book, Bolton says Trump told him he did not want to release military aid to Ukraine until that country helped with investigations that could damage Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden.

Bolton's lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, told the Times he provided a copy of the book to the Trump administration on Dec. 30 to be reviewed for classified information.

A McConnell spokesman told The Courier Journal on Monday that the Senate majority leader "did not have any advance notice" that the National Security Council reportedly had possessed a copy of Bolton's manuscript for weeks...................................


CNN's John King said Monday that McConnell is the "leader in the middle of something incredibly delicate who does not like to be blindsided" and that he has questions for the White House.

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Behind closed doors for a luncheon Monday, McConnell told his colleagues to "take a deep breath a......................................

Read more: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/mitch-mcconnell/2020/01/27/trump-impeachment-mcconnell-angry-white-house-over-john-bolton-book/4589461002/







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Reply Mitch McConnell is angry at White House over John Bolton manuscript, report says (Original post)
riversedge Jan 27 OP
C_U_L8R Jan 27 #1
pwb Jan 27 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 27 #13
Codeine Jan 27 #3
EarlG Jan 27 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 27 #14
Dustlawyer Jan 28 #26
DeminPennswoods Jan 27 #5
riversedge Jan 27 #6
stonecutter357 Jan 27 #7
icymist Jan 27 #8
Grokenstein Jan 27 #9
CrispyQ Jan 27 #10
Jim__ Jan 27 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 27 #12
uppityperson Jan 27 #15
meadowlander Jan 27 #16
YOHABLO Jan 27 #17
Cartoonist Jan 27 #18
imavoter Jan 27 #19
maxrandb Jan 27 #20
Nitram Jan 27 #21
not_the_one Jan 27 #22
Coventina Jan 28 #23
lark Jan 28 #24
pwb Jan 28 #25
AKing Jan 28 #27
MissMillie Jan 28 #28
onetexan Jan 28 #29
MissMillie Jan 28 #30
geralmar Jan 28 #31

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 06:40 PM

1. Apparently, when angered, his gill flaps inflate

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 06:40 PM

2. They are caught beyond any fixing.

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Response to pwb (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:26 PM

13. Just a matter of time & timing. We knew tRump committed a crime. Rs knew. They continued coverup.

We (Democrats) knew that tRump had committed a crime / impeachable offence: Abuse of Government Power for Personal Gain.

Republicons knew tRump committed a crime but their cover-up consists mainly of stonewalling, refusal of logic connecting events and facts, and the usual obfuscation and lying. They are blindsided by the disintegration of their cover-up.

But having continued so far down the path they chose it is now painful and difficult to go forward or to reverse.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 06:46 PM

3. "I am LIVID! I mean, I'm still not gonna do shit

about it beyond cowering like a whipped cur at the feet of my master, but I assure you I am ANGRY!!

Pathetic piece of spineless shit.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 06:47 PM

4. Hmm, so McConnell put his trust in Trump

and in return Trump totally fucked him over.

If only McConnell could have seen THAT coming!

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:28 PM

14. Roll on the floor laughing indeed! . . . nt

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 09:12 AM

26. Karma is bitch! She was overdue to pay Moscow Mitch a visit!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 06:48 PM

5. Bet Mitch didn't know about the 30 day review agreement either

Apparently just before or just after he took the NSC job, Bolton negotiated an agreement that gave the WH/NSC 30 days to review any manuscript(s) he submits for national security redactions only. Those 30 days are up on Thursday.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 06:52 PM

6. I am hoping MoscowMitch has a horrible upset stomach. Trump was disloyal to him. te he.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 06:53 PM

7. K&R

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:06 PM

8. What's the matter turtle? Did that scorpion just sting you?

A turtle was happily swimming along a river when a scorpion hailed it from the shore.

A scorpion, being a very poor swimmer, asked a turtle to carry him on his back across a river. "Are you mad?" exclaimed the turtle. "You'll sting me while I'm swimming and I'll drown."

"My dear turtle," laughed the scorpion, "if I were to sting you, you would drown and I would go down with you, and drown as well. Now where is the logic in that?"

The turtle thought this over, and saw the logic of the scorpion's statement. "You're right!" cried the turtle. "Hop on!" The scorpion climbed aboard and halfway across the river the scorpion gave the turtle a mighty sting. As they both sank to the bottom, the turtle resignedly said:

"Do you mind if I ask you something? You said there'd be no logic in your stinging me. Why did you do it?"

"It has nothing to do with logic," the drowning scorpion sadly replied. "It's just my character."

http://changelog.ca/topic/The%20Scorpion%20and%20the%20Turtle

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:16 PM

9. How can anyone tell?

I've only ever seen two expressions on that...face(?); unbridled gigglesome glee that he's going to do something openly corrupt, and that bug-eyed, lips-snapped-shut cheek-puff that suggests he's soiled himself, pictured in the OP. Is that last one his angry look?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:34 PM

10. Didn't McConnell and Bolton meet in private before Bolton agreed to testify to the Senate?

So wouldn't he have told McConnell, then, that the WH had the manuscript?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:05 PM

11. If Trump had the manuscript, there's a pretty good chance he never read it.

I heard it doesn't have pictures.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:17 PM

12. But it may mean Bolton is coordinating with the rest of the staff. How did THEY get the book?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:37 PM

15. Thoughts and prayers

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:49 PM

16. If you want to see it Mitch, there's an easy fix.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:22 PM

17. They can all take their last breath for all I care.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:31 PM

18. Need to know

Trump doesn't think you're all that important, Mitch. Just do what you're told.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 10:18 PM

19. is McFishy just pissed and gonna have a fit??

or is he actually going to do something about it that the
big blob lied to his face????

I won't hold my breath.


At what point is Mitchey willing to say enough is enough?


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 10:24 PM

20. Yes, I'm sure he's as concerned as Susan Collins

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 11:36 PM

21. McConnell is just looking for an exit strategy. He is not "surprised" in the least.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 11:51 PM

22. So Bolton gave the turd a copy of his manuscript for vetting...

That means that the turd now has a copy. If they gave the manuscript back to Bolton, YOU KNOW they made a copy.

The logical next step for the turd is to threaten Bolton, telling him that IF HE TESTIFIES the manuscript will be uploaded onto the internet, where EVERYONE CAN GET A COPY FOR FREE. The turd doesn't give a damn about anything, including copyright/trademark rights.

Bye Bye millions in book sales. Why pay for something you can get for free? All he'll have is the advance, which isn't paltry, but nothing compared to actual profits from sales.

If that is the scenario that plays out, Bolton will probably sing like Cohen did.

Moscow Mitch SHOULD be livid. Hopefully livid enough to have an aneurysm. A deadly one.

(Sorry, I just searched for my last fuck for Moscow Mitch, but it had already been given out.)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 02:32 AM

23. Yeah, sure sure....

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 08:15 AM

24. Oh, so he's surprised that drumpf is a lying corrupt asshole hiding pertient information?

Surely he's not that stupid? Did he listen to anything said, or is it just he's totally ok with everything done, just pissed that team drumpf is so stupid and venal they hid it from the person most responsible to clear his name? My bet is B all the way. Treachery to the country for Russia's benefit is de riguer for him, part of the bribery package, but treachery to himself - wow, the turtle must not be as bright as everyone thinks.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 09:01 AM

25. Not big book readers in the white house.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 09:57 AM

27. I expect Bolton to make some sort of statement any day now. What he'll say is anyone's guess

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 10:14 AM

28. I'll bet he's not angry enough

to do anything about it.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 10:35 AM

29. Moscow Mitch is angry they got leaked before the impeachment trial is done

not because of righteous reasons, because he's incapable of it after he sold his soul to the Idiot.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 28, 2020, 10:43 AM

30. true enough

but here's his chance to at least appear that he's not about to let the Idiot get away with it.

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