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John Bolton

  1. rocket men
    Donald Trump Just Wants Elton John to Like HimHe allegedly wanted to impress the singer with a gift to Kim Jong-un.
  2. white house
    What We Know About John Bolton’s Tell-all BookBolton writes that Trump was obsessed with giving Kim Jong-Un an autographed CD of “Rocket Man” and pressured China to interfere in the 2020 election.
  3. interesting times
    When Is It Time to Claim Victory in the Gay Rights Struggle?The last major obstacle to civil equality was toppled this week — by another Republican-appointed justice.
  4. the national interest
    Trump: I Didn’t Realize Bolton Supported Iraq War Until After I Hired HimA small slip-up in the vetting process.
  5. the national circus
    Frank Rich: The Folly of Trump’s Bolton LawsuitThe president would have been wise to ignore his latest nemesis’s new book. He chose a different route.
  6. the national interest
    Trump: Bolton Book Is Lies, and Also Classified National Security InformationAlso, it’s “tedious” to read the president’s top security adviser call him corrupt and dangerously ignorant.
  7. the national interest
    Trump Asked China to Help His Campaign, Then Said It’s Helping BidenJohn Bolton’s book reveals the president engaging in the very scheme that he’s falsely charging Biden with.
  8. ukraine scandal
    House ‘Likely’ to Subpoena John Bolton, Nadler SaysDespite Trump’s impending acquittal in the Senate, Jerry Nadler says the House will continue probing the “lawless president.”
  9. politics
    The Senate Impeachment Trial Returns to Its Foregone ConclusionWith Trump’s acquittal all but inevitable, the Senate started getting back to normal. That includes taking the weekend off.
  10. impeachment
    Murkowski Kills Final Hope For Witnesses in Trump Trial“It is sad for me to admit that, as an institution, the Congress has failed,” said the senator, who was previously undecided.
  11. the national interest
    Trump Is Terrified Giuliani’s Ukraine Work Will Be ExposedThe deepest, darkest cesspool in the Ukraine scandal.
  12. the national interest
    The Republican Cover-up Will Backfire. The House Can Keep Investigating Trump.If Republicans vote for an unpopular cover-up, Democrats can keep the probe going in the House.
  13. impeachment
    Where’s Hunter Biden? Probably Not Coming to the Senate TrialThe parties have different reasons for not wanting to call Hunter Biden — a rare bit of bipartisan agreement in an increasingly contentious trial.
  14. food politics
    A Brooklyn Bakery Is Sending Cakes to 53 Republican Senators TodayNew York’s own Butter & Scotch is asking lawmakers to let former national security adviser John Bolton testify in the ongoing impeachment trial.
  15. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day 7 of Trump’s Impeachment TrialTrump’s lawyers shifted their strategy to a “so what?” argument as Republicans continued to fight the idea of hearing John Bolton.
  16. the national interest
    The Republican Position on Trump’s Ukraine Scandal Has Completely ReversedThen: No quid pro quo, but it would be bad. Now: yes quid pro quo, but it’s fine.
  17. senate trial
    John Bolton’s Revelations Still Won’t Be EnoughInside the Senate chamber on Monday, Republicans did not appear to be swayed by Bolton’s account enough to let him testify.
  18. impeachment
    GOP Leaders, Trump’s Defense Team Grasp at Weak Defenses After Bolton LeakRepublican senators and Trump’s legal team attempted to draw attention from Bolton’s revelation, but their arguments had severe logical gaps.
  19. impeachment
    For Republican Senators, Fealty to Trump Is the Only LawAppointed Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler shivs her old friend Mitt Romney in the name of the president over his call to hear John Bolton’s testimony.
  20. impeachment
    How Damning Could John Bolton’s Testimony Really Be?Intelligencer staffers discuss how much damage the ex-national security adviser could do to President Trump.
  21. impeachment
    The Clinton Trial Rules That Are Shaping Trump’s TrialThe precedents set in 1999 are brief and businesslike and provide for later votes on hearing witnesses.
  22. the national interest
    John Bolton Blows Up Trump Impeachment Defense on the LaunchpadTrump’s argument hinged on nobody having testified that Trump ordered a quid pro quo. Now there is a witness.
  23. senate trial
    John Bolton Undercuts Trump’s Impeachment Defense in Book Draft: ReportJohn Bolton reportedly undercuts Trump’s impeachment defense that Ukraine aid was separate from investigations, proving the need for his testimony.
  24. impeachment
    Republicans Warming to Idea of Calling Their Own Trump Trial WitnessesThe thinking is that if Democrats get John Bolton into the dock, the president should get an impeachment witness he wants, like Hunter or Joe Biden.
  25. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day Two of the Trump Impeachment TrialHouse Democrats got a chance to lay out their case without interruption, as Trump raged and senators schemed in the background.
  26. impeachment
    Democrats Mull Trading Bidens’ Impeachment Testimony for John Bolton: ReportDemocratic senators are reportedly considering a witness deal proposal, trading John Bolton’s testimony for Hunter Biden’s — and possibly his dad’s.
  27. impeachment
    Mitch McConnell’s Impeachment Trial StrategyMcConnell wants the trial to unfold rapidly, but has backup plans in case things go awry and the Senate agrees to hear witnesses.
  28. impeachment
    McConnell Has the Votes to Begin Impeachment Trial Without WitnessesNeither Pelosi’s hold on articles of impeachment nor Bolton’s offer to testify shook Republican unity on beginning the trial without a witness deal.
  29. the national interest
    Republicans Scared John Bolton Will Testify About Trump’s Ukraine CrimesFirsthand witness shouldn’t be heard in the Senate trial because reasons.
  30. impeachment
    Bolton’s Offer to Testify May Not Be a Game-Changer Just YetNobody really knows what he will say, and the battle over witnesses in an impeachment trial is far from resolved.
  31. trump impeachment
    John Bolton Willing to Testify in Senate Impeachment Trial If Subpoenaed“I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify.”
  32. impeachment
    McConnell Pretends to Defer to House on Impeachment EvidenceMcConnell’s two-front war with both parties to keep a lid on a Senate impeachment trial reaches a new level of cynicism.
  33. impeachment
    Schumer and McConnell Play Chess Over Impeachment Trial RulesBoth parties want witnesses the other side opposes. Despite the posturing, a short trial with no testimony from John Bolton or the Bidens is likely.
  34. trump impeachment
    Senate Democrats May Try to Force a Longer Senate Impeachment TrialSenate Democrats and Donald Trump are the only people talking about a long trial with lots of witnesses.
  35. a boy is a gun
    John Bolton Reportedly Called Rudy Giuliani a ‘Hand Grenade’In closed-door testimony on Monday, former Trump adviser Fiona Hill relayed some of Bolton’s finer thoughts on the president’s personal lawyer.
  36. john bolton
    John Bolton Is Mad at Trump for Firing Him Just Before Iran StandoffYou can’t always get what you want.
  37. world view
    Robert O’Brien Shows Republicans Still Put Trump Ahead of Personal CredibilityGOP establishment mainstays like Robert O’Brien lined up to be national security adviser, even after Trump ignored and humiliated John Bolton.
  38. what the right is reading
    Is Tucker Carlson the Most Important Pundit in America?The Fox News host stymied a military strike and helped defenestrate John Bolton. Bigger yet, he’s trying to remake right-wing politics in the U.S.
  39. vision 2020
    Trump Relies on Maduro-Bashing to Win Florida Next YearTrump’s attacks on Maduro are key to winning Florida’s Latino immigrants and boosting his advantage among Cuban-Americans despite his other policies.
  40. politics
    Trump May Tap Pompeo to Pull Double Duty as National Security Adviser: ReportIf Pompeo replaces Bolton, it wouldn’t be the first time one man served as secretary of State and national security adviser simultaneously.
  41. politics
    Trump Fires John Bolton Over TwitterThe president’s most hawkish adviser is toast.
  42. world view
    John Bolton Goes Down With the ShipBolton was happy to help Trump subvert the national security decision-making process – then the chaos did him in, too.
  43. the national interest
    John Bolton Era Ends With No Casualties Except Bolton’s DignityOn to national security adviser No. 4!
  44. john bolton
    Trump Considers Foreign Policy a Good Cop Bad Cop Routine: ReportTrump thinks he offers the diplomatic carrot, while national security adviser John Bolton wields the military-industrial stick.
  45. international affairs
    Trump Has to Remind John Bolton How Much He Likes Kim Jong-unNeither missile tests nor hawkish national security advisors will dissuade Trump from appreciating a foreign strongman’s Biden insults.
  46. palace intrigue
    John Bolton Is Trying to Run a One-Man State Department: ReportBoth Mike Pompeo and President Trump are reportedly frustrated with the national security adviser overstepping his bounds.
  47. foreign policy
    Trump Makes Needless Threat to ‘End’ IranIt seems to have been prompted by a Fox News segment on his administration’s ramped-up tensions with the country.
  48. the national interest
    Is John Bolton Manipulating Trump to Attack Iran?Trump might want to rebrand the Iran nuclear deal. His national security adviser wants war.
  49. open letter
    Open Letter to Trump: Give Peace (and/or Trump Tower Tehran) a ChanceThere are better ways to deal with Iran than war, Mr. President. Trading sanctions relief for personal financial favors, for example.
  50. world view
    Are the U.S. and Iran Heading for War?An Intelligencer chat about the increasingly alarming possibility.
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