Complicit Trump Advisor Cashes In
Updated: Jun 18, 2020
John Bolton is no hero. In fact, he’s a national disgrace.
It’s important to remember that as outrage after outrage is revealed about Donald Trump and his corrupt administration. Bolton had the opportunity to leak all this damning information to the media, be a whistleblower or testify before Congress, particularly during the president’s impeachment trial.
Instead, he took notes and waited. Now, he’s cashing in. How patriotic of him.
This man could have helped a grateful nation, but instead he kept it all secret for his big reveal, high ratings and huge windfall. It turns out Bolton is a lot more like his former boss than he realizes.
Bolton served under Trump as National Security Advisor for 18 months, and at no point did he let on to any of the troubling-to-treasonous activity about which he wrote. We have a word to describe that: Complicit.
Unbelievably, Bolton wrote that Democrats committed, “impeachment malpractice,” because there was so much they missed. But Bolton, himself, had the information and refused to divulge it.
To refresh everyone’s memory, the Trump administration put the kibosh on everyone. Members of his administration lawlessly ignored subpoenas, making gathering evidence against the president challenging.
Even with those shackles, Democrats still gathered overwhelming evidence to convict Trump and remove him from office, which could have potentially spared us from this ongoing COVID-19 nightmare. Despite that, only one Republican, Mitt Romney, out of 53 voted to convict. Some admitted publicly they made up their mind before the trial started. Some say that these revelations could have made a difference, but let’s be real. Does anybody really think that, faced with even more evidence of Trump’s wrongdoing, a minimum of 20 Republicans would have voted to remove him? There’s just no chance. When Trump says his supporters would still vote for him if he shot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue, that extends to his shameless enablers in the Senate.
Bolton could have told them all about Trump allegedly asking China to help him win the 2020 election. He could have confirmed all we know about the Ukraine quid pro quo, or about his cozy relationships with autocrats in Russia and Turkey. Republicans would have still voted to acquit.
Trump is the Titanic, and these rats are going down with the ship, come hell or high water.
So don’t believe it when Bolton writes, “the impeachment outcome might well have been different,” had Democrats not put all their focus on Ukraine and, “taken the time to inquire more systematically about Trump’s behavior across his entire foreign policy.”
The warmonger, who has been itching for a fight with Iran for upwards of 20 years, was too greedy to do the right thing when he had the chance. Not that it would have likely changed anything beside the number of zeroes in Bolton’s bank account.
Bolton’s bombshell-filled book is a shoe-in to be No. 1 on the New York Times’ bestseller list, so he’s going to get his payday. And as great as it is that Trump is getting the comeuppance he deserves, it is vital to remember there are no righteous champions here.
Just two villains of varying degrees of evil.