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(10,042 posts)
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 12:40 AM Feb 2023

Former Trump Adviser Bolton to Receive Briefing on Previous Spy Balloons

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Source: The Hill

Former Trump White House national security adviser John Bolton will be briefed Wednesday by Biden administration officials about Chinese surveillance balloon incursions that happened during the Trump administration, his spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Monday.

Bolton is expected to issue a statement after the briefing. He is the first Trump official to publicly confirm they are receiving a briefing on the matter of Chinese spy balloons since it was revealed earlier this month that there were at least three such objects that entered U.S. airspace during the last administration.

Appearing on NBC earlier Monday, Bolton said he has “even more questions now than when they first got in touch with me.”

A senior Pentagon official told reporters last week that Chinese government surveillance balloons hovered over the continental U.S. “at least three times” during the Trump administration and one additional time at the beginning of the Biden administration.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/3856656-former-trump-adviser-bolton-to-receive-briefing-on-previous-spy-balloons/

WTH is going on?
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(32,638 posts)
1. Why? nt
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 12:43 AM
Feb 2023


(17,324 posts)
2. why him?? i don't believe this is true. this ahole has no security involvment in the biden admin
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 12:54 AM
Feb 2023


(1,666 posts)
3. I imagine they're calling it a briefing, but it'll be more like a:
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 01:03 AM
Feb 2023

"Ok Johnny B., it's time to talk. What did you know? What did you do? What did you learn? Who was involved?"


(10,042 posts)
6. Lol, You Aren't Going To Lean On Bolton.-NT-
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 02:55 AM
Feb 2023


(1,851 posts)
17. I certainly hope so
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 12:12 PM
Feb 2023

Because I don't like having that fool anywhere near my government.


(34,214 posts)
4. exactly. "briefed" for what reason? isn't he another f*cking liar too? nt
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 01:46 AM
Feb 2023


(9,291 posts)
5. Another, wait, why?
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 02:36 AM
Feb 2023

Does he need new material for another book no one wants to read?



(39 posts)
7. The only briefing Bolton needs
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 03:33 AM
Feb 2023

Is the time and which federal penitentiary he needs to show up at with his toothbrush. He should be in prison for all the mayhem he has caused and supported.

Captain Zero

(7,018 posts)
8. How do we know about them now if Trump didn't?
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 04:21 AM
Feb 2023

Ivanka got her trademarks in China though, didn't she??


(44,116 posts)
9. I suspect they know what Bolton knew
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 07:02 AM
Feb 2023

Question is, what will he admit to today. Was there a coverup, was he part of it, or who was part of it?

Bolton doesn't mince words. This may be a gusher.


(4,051 posts)
10. Yes, they are briefing him since he KNEW about the 3 balloons during TFG's time. Then they will....
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 08:08 AM
Feb 2023

..lower the boom on him that he knew about it and hid same (likely) from TFG and other staffers. Dark Brandon can use this fact to refute those who say, no, no balloons over TFG's administration. Game, set match!


(10,042 posts)
12. He is Receiving a Briefing. This Is Not A Debrief.
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 11:00 AM
Feb 2023

Even if it was a debrief Bolton would tell them to pound sand and there's nothing anyone can do about it. The WH doesn't have the legal authority to compel testimony from anyone.


(17,314 posts)
14. Or anyway, that's what his spokesman says.
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 11:07 AM
Feb 2023

I think he chose to cast the summons in a flattering light.

-- Mal


(10,042 posts)
15. Good Point. -NT-
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 11:52 AM
Feb 2023

Lulu KC

(2,613 posts)
11. Yes, what is going on?
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 08:45 AM
Feb 2023

I find it odd that he would be RECEIVING a briefing. I can see him coming in to review some past records for clarification, but this makes it sound like he will be given info. Why? If negligence has been discovered, it sounds like RECEIVING a subpoena would be more appropriate, doesn't it?


(17,314 posts)
13. Why are they giving this ass the time of day?
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 11:01 AM
Feb 2023

I can imagine the WH wanting to have a little chat with Mr Bolton about any number of security issues, but not "briefing" him on diddly.

Then I note it is his spokesman who used the word "briefing." I conclude that is the spokesman's own spin on the summons.

-- Mal


(62,054 posts)
16. This is a statement by Bolton's people, not the White House.
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 12:05 PM
Feb 2023

There's nothing in the article that corroborates the statement by Bolton's spokesperson. Zero evidence that the Biden administration plans to brief Bolton.

This is a piece of crap by the Hill, not LBN.

Omaha Steve

(100,412 posts)
18. After a review by forum hosts, locking........
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 12:43 PM
Feb 2023

NOT important news of national interest only.

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