The bombshell report that John Bolton personally witnessed the impeached Donald Trump’s extortion of a vulnerable ally, trying to force it to attack his political rival Joe Biden, is yet more proof that Trump should be removed from office, and that the Republican Senate majority is complicit in unprecedented political corruption. But don’t have any illusions about Bolton’s motives. Within hours of the report being made public, we had this:
Trump supposedly is blocking Bolton from testifying, and the invertebrate Senate Republicans certainly don’t have the integrity to defy him, but if Bolton actually cared about protecting the nation and the rule of law he would force their hands. He wouldn’t be trying to cash in on this historic moment, he would be demanding to be heard, on the record, for free. And this was underscored by Bolton’s own attorney.
This makes two things explicitly clear:
1) The reporting on what Bolton wrote in his book is accurate.
2) Bolton is a good modern Republican, concerned only with personal gain, not national security or the public good.
Friends don’t let friends buy Bolton’s book. And demand that Bolton be subpoenaed to testify under oath.