by Joe Callen
Just as desperate Democrats are pushing Senate Republicans to have John Bolton to testify against Trump to save their failing impeachment hoax, a new video was exposed that proved Bolton’s PRAISED Trump’s call with the Ukrainian President — the same call he later denounced AFTER Trump fired him!
President Trump’s former national security adviser Bolton changed his tune on how he felt about the commander-in-chief’s July 25 call with his Ukrainian counterpart after he was fired from his White House post.
While Bolton claims he resigned in early September 2019, Trump said he fired him.
On August 27, 2019, Bolton described Trump’s July 25 phone conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as “very warm and cordial calls” and acknowledged that corruption poses a significant problem for Ukraine.
However, Bolton’s story changed after Trump fired him.
Now that he is peddling a book, Bolton this week reportedly claimed he was concerned about the contents of the July 25 conversation between Trump and Zelensky. The phone call is at the heart of the impeachment and ongoing Senate trial to remove or acquit Trump.
But that’s not what he said when asked about the call last year.
Trump immediately jumped on the video that is giving Democrats fits tonight, declaring “GAME OVER!” in the impeachment battle, apparently confident Senators will see things his way:
A “whistleblower” complaint accuses Trump of engaging in a quid pro quo in which he coerced Zelensky during the call to investigate corruption allegations against Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, as well as potential 2016 election interference on behalf of the Democrats, all in exchange for U.S. aid. The complaint triggered the impeachment probe. Trump ultimately became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached, courtesy of the Democrat majority in the House. No Republicans voted to impeach him.
Trump’s defense team, the president himself, and Zelensky have denied the “whistleblower’s” claims. Moreover, the Trump administration released the aid to Ukraine in September 2019 without the Eastern European country having to do anything in return.
Citing an unpublished manuscript of an upcoming book by Bolton, the New York Times reported that the former White House official wrote that Trump told him he was freezing the aid to push Ukraine to launch the investigations.
The Times, citing the manuscript, also reported that Bolton raised concerns about the July 25 Trump-Zelensky call, noting:
Bolton also said that after the president’s July phone call with the president of Ukraine, he raised with Attorney General William Barr his concerns about [Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy] Giuliani, who was pursuing a shadow Ukraine policy encouraged by the president, and told Barr that the president had mentioned him on the call. A spokeswoman for Barr denied that he learned of the call from Bolton; the Justice Department has said he learned about it only in mid-August.
During his interview with RFE/RL, however, Bolton had nothing but praise for Trump’s call with Zelensky, Sean Davis, co-founder of the Federalist, acknowledged via Twitter on Wednesday.