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Meet John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser who shattered Trump's defense in the impeachment trial

  • John Bolton, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, has emerged as a surprise challenge to the president's defense against charges in the impeachment case against him.
  • Bolton, a graduate of Yale law school, began working on foreign policy and national security issues under the Reagan administration in the early 1980s, where he quickly developed a reputation as a defense hawk skeptical of the US bureaucracy and international institutions.
  • He later served as the US ambassador to the United Nations — an institution he routinely criticized as ineffectual — where he continued to push for sanctions on countries accused of possessing or developing nuclear weapons.
  • Bolton served as Trump's national security adviser for about 16 months, and pushed to fulfill his decades-long vision of the US engaging in a direct confrontation with Iran, according to a May profile of Bolton published in the New Yorker.

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Trump praises Pompeo for his outburst at NPR's Mary Louise Kelly: 'I think you did a good job on her, actually'

  • After introducing his new Middle East peace plan, the president mentioned the secretary of state to a round of applause from the audience.
  • Then the president asked Pompeo if he was planning to run for Senate.
  • As Insider previously reported, Kelly said Pompeo had lashed out at her following an interview she conducted NPR's "All Things Considered." Kelly sayd Pompeo cursed at her and demanded that she locate Ukraine on an unmarked map.
  • In a response issued Sunday, Pompeo accused Kelly of lying to him twice and claimed their post-interview talk was off-the-record.
  • Notably, he did not dispute any details Kelly's account.
  • Trump's praise of Pompeo is the latest example of the president's history in criticizing journalists.
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LIVE: Trump attorney Jay Sekulow attacks James Comey and the Mueller investigation in an effort to defend the president

  • President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial continues Tuesday as his defense team caps off their opening arguments.
  • On Monday, other members of Trump's defense team including former Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, and Trump attorney Eric Herschmann also assisted in presenting arguments before the Senate.
  • They also disputed the need for the Senate to call former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify in the trial after The New York Times reported on the unpublished manuscript of his memoir, in which Bolton wrote that Trump personally told him he would withhold Ukraine's military aid until Zelensky agreed to deliver politically motivated investigations targeting the Bidens.
  • In his presentation, Philbin accused managers of impeaching based on their subjective, "malleable" view of the president's conduct and not the objective facts, arguing that the House was committing an offense of "maladministration," which the framers of the constitution rejected.

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Trump's former chief of staff, John Kelly, sides with John Bolton - Business Insider

  • President Donald Trump's former chief of staff, John Kelly, said he believes former national security adviser John Bolton's allegations concerning Trump's Ukraine pressure campaign.
  • The New York Times reported on Sunday that Bolton wrote in his forthcoming book that the president told him last year he would withhold military aid to Ukraine until the Ukrainian president acceded to his demands for investigations into his political rivals.
  • Bolton's allegations contradict Trump's repeated claim that he didn't leverage the military aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic opponents.
  • Kelly described Bolton as honest and said he supports the Senate calling witnesses in its impeachment trial — something the president and Republican leaders have staunchly opposed.
  • Trump has denied Bolton's claims and argued his former top adviser is simply trying to sell his book.

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Trump's former chief of staff, John Kelly, sides with John Bolton - Business Insider

  • President Donald Trump's former chief of staff, John Kelly, said he believes former national security adviser John Bolton's allegations concerning Trump's Ukraine pressure campaign.
  • The New York Times reported on Sunday that Bolton wrote in his forthcoming book that the president told him last year he would withhold military aid to Ukraine until the Ukrainian president acceded to his demands for investigations into his political rivals.
  • Bolton's allegations contradict Trump's repeated claim that he didn't leverage the military aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic opponents.
  • Kelly described Bolton as honest and said he supports the Senate calling witnesses in its impeachment trial — something the president and Republican leaders have staunchly opposed.
  • Trump has denied Bolton's claims and argued his former top adviser is simply trying to sell his book.

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Trump defense opening arguments: day 3 impeachment trial live updates - Business Insider

  • President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial continues Tuesday as his defense team caps off their opening arguments.
  • On Monday, other members of Trump's defense team including former Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, and Trump attorney Eric Herschmann also assisted in presenting arguments before the Senate.
  • They also disputed the need for the Senate to call former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify in the trial after The New York Times reported on the unpublished manuscript of his memoir, in which Bolton wrote that Trump personally told him he would withhold Ukraine's military aid until Zelensky agreed to deliver politically motivated investigations targeting the Bidens.
  • In his presentation, Philbin accused managers of impeaching based on their subjective, "malleable" view of the president's conduct and not the objective facts, arguing that the House was committing an offense of "maladministration," which the framers of the constitution rejected.

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Trump defense opening arguments: day 3 impeachment trial live updates - Business Insider

  • President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial continues Tuesday as his defense team caps off their opening arguments.
  • On Monday, other members of Trump's defense team including former Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, and Trump attorney Eric Herschmann also assisted in presenting arguments before the Senate.
  • They also disputed the need for the Senate to call former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify in the trial after The New York Times reported on the unpublished manuscript of his memoir, in which Bolton wrote that Trump personally told him he would withhold Ukraine's military aid until Zelensky agreed to deliver politically motivated investigations targeting the Bidens.
  • In his presentation, Philbin accused managers of impeaching based on their subjective, "malleable" view of the president's conduct and not the objective facts, arguing that the House was committing an offense of "maladministration," which the framers of the constitution rejected.

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Trump's former chief of staff, John Kelly, sides with John Bolton and says the Senate should call witnesses in impeachment trial

  • President Donald Trump's former chief of staff, John Kelly, said he believes former national security adviser John Bolton's allegations concerning Trump's Ukraine pressure campaign.
  • The New York Times reported on Sunday that Bolton wrote in his forthcoming book that the president told him last year he would withhold military aid to Ukraine until the Ukrainian president acceded to his demands for investigations into his political rivals.
  • Bolton's allegations contradict Trump's repeated claim that he didn't leverage the military aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic opponents.
  • Kelly described Bolton as honest and said he supports the Senate calling witnesses in its impeachment trial — something the president and Republican leaders have staunchly opposed.
  • Trump has denied Bolton's claims and argued his former top adviser is simply trying to sell his book.

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Putin is giving Russia a glimpse of a future without him, and it could mean trouble

  • By investing the State Duma with the power to appoint ministers (other than the power ministries that a future president would continue to appoint under the proposed charter amendments) and depriving the president of a veto, the various factions in parliament will have no choice but to work toward a consensus rather than acting on the dictates of one individual.
  • (If United Russia no longer controls a majority, it could have other parties form a governing coalition government without it.) The party currently controls 341 of the 450 seats in the State Duma, likely giving it a big enough cushion to weather any downturn in popularity in next year's parliamentary elections (or possibly sooner if constitutional reform efforts also lead to early elections).
  • In the long term, electoral challenges to United Russia, as well as factional competition within the party and the political interest groups surrounding it, will likely weaken executive power in Russia, which has a long history of political violence, rather than consensus-based governance.

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Fox hosts lash out at former colleague John Bolton - Business Insider

  • Some of the top hosts at Fox News and Fox Business have lashed out at their former colleague and President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, John Bolton, following the news that Bolton's new book reportedly contains information that undermines the president's defense in his ongoing impeachment trial in the Senate.
  • The New York Times reported on Sunday that Bolton wrote in his upcoming book that the president told him last year that he would withhold military aid to Ukraine until the Ukrainian president acceded to his demands for investigations into his political rivals.
  • Fox News host Dana Perino, who was Bolton's spokeswoman while she worked for the Bush administration, minimized Bolton's allegations as a "little leak" and argued he should've waited until Trump was out of office to write his book.

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