John Bolton is running the exact same revenge playbook against Trump that James Comey used. He’s even using the same agent and leaking to the same reporters. All because he’s mad Trump fired him for leaking and trying to start new wars. It’s so boring and predictable.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 27, 2020
Do you remember when Donald Trump said during the 2016 campaign that he was going to hire the best people? Do you remember the copes from Trump shills that maybe John Bolton wasn’t so bad and that their God Emperor was playing 4D Chess with North Korea?
“WASHINGTON — President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton.
The president’s statement as described by Mr. Bolton could undercut a key element of his impeachment defense: that the holdup in aid was separate from Mr. Trump’s requests that Ukraine announce investigations into his perceived enemies, including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden, who had worked for a Ukrainian energy firm while his father was in office.
Mr. Bolton’s explosive account of the matter at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, the third in American history, was included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates. …”
Do you remember when Donald Trump called all of his Republican rivals puppets of the donors and vowed to drain the swamp during the 2016 campaign?
“WASHINGTON — It became such a central slogan of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign that at rallies his supporters would chant the three words representing his pledge to take on big donors and special interests: “Drain the swamp.”
But as President Trump ramps up his 2020 re-election bid, it is clear that he has tolerated if not fostered a swamp of his own in Washington, granting up-close access to deep-pocketed supporters and interest groups willing to write six- and seven-figure checks to his political operation. Some have used the opportunity to plead their cases directly to him.
The latest evidence came over the weekend, with the release of a secret recording of an April 2018 dinner for major donors and prospective donors to a super PAC supporting Mr. Trump. …”
Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas recorded this meeting.
They bought their ticket into Trump World by donating $325,000 to the America First Action Super PAC. Imagine how trouble Trump could have saved himself if he had kept his campaign promises and hadn’t sold out to these Jewish donors and their minions.