Nadler: It’s ‘Likely’ the House Will Subpoena Former National Security Advisor John Bolton

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said it’s “likely” that Democrats will subpoena former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify as lawmakers continue to investigate President Donald Trump

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Nadler indicated that House Democrats would continue to investigate Trump after the impeachment proceedings end.

When asked by CNN’s Manu Raju if the House would subpoena Bolton, Nadler said, “I think it’s likely, yes.”

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Nadler said he wasn’t concerned about any potential political backlash that could come from subpoenaing Bolton.

“I think when you have a lawless president, you have to bring that to the fore. You have to spotlight that. You have to protect the Constitution, whatever the political consequences.”

Bolton refused to testify in the House impeachment probe, and threatened to take a Congressional subpoena to court to decide if he would have to testify.

After The New York Times reported that a manuscript of Bolton’s forthcoming book said Trump told him he withheld military aid to Ukraine to pressure officials there to open an investigation of his political rivals, Democrats ramped up their calls for Bolton to testify.

Separately, the Times reported that Bolton’s manuscript says Trump told him to assist in efforts to dig up dirt on Democrats

Republican senators dismissed calls to subpoena Bolton in the Senate’s trial, arguing that they had all the information they needed to make up their minds on whether when Trump committed an impeachable offense.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said on Wednesday he doesn’t think the House would be “interested at all in opening round two of impeachment,” but added that “the country deserves the truth.”

Van Hollen accused Senate Republicans of “covering up the truth” in the impeachment investigation by blocking a vote to call new witnesses in the Senate’s impeachment trial. 

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  1. Wow. Garden Gnome/Oompa Loompa Jerry Nadless NOW wants to subpoena Bolton.
    Too bad about that acquittal, right Jerry?

    Bolton is disgruntled. Multiple others who also participated in the call did not hear what Bolton claims. Even Bolton said earlier (before his book) what a great call it was.

  2. If sore loser, incompetent night school attorney, who never practiced, NoNads Nadler wants to keep losing, game on!!

    Meanwhile, let’s look a little deeper into VP Biden’s abuse of power. How about his reference to Obama as back up to the Biden shakedown of Ukraine?

    We don’t even know if Biden is a viable candidate ( he’s not) and his candidacy is the only thing between his corruption and obvious, confessed, abuse of power and racketeering, he’s f*cked!

    Let’s put Schiffty Schitt Schiff on the perjury chair. His two choices would be to lie (perjury!), or admit that his case was a sham, the skin whistle blower was a scam, and the whole thing was a setup to take a duly elected President down.

    I’d take the perjury charge because the other choice could be construed as treason and nobody wants that “noose around their neck”. I’m referring to the bad references he’d get on his resume, of course. His BFF, Obama would sure as be a reference for him. LOL!!

    BTW, Senators Graham and Paul are already on the “Indict Schiff Train” and I hope they have a smooth ride!

    Let’s also look into the four Democrat Senators that abused power by voting Trump guilty when their conflict of interest and “abuse of power” is clear! The right thing to do was recuse themselves. Should either of these four losers get the nod ( God forbid!!) it’s time to start an investigation by God!!

  3. If the House Judicial Committee subpoenas Bolton, we the people are not afforded the opportunity to have Bolton cross-examined by Pat Cipollone. Bolton claims Cipollone was in the meeting when he was asked by Trump to contact Ukraine to set up a meeting for Giulianni. WHO would NOT want to observe that interaction???

    1. If Bolton ever shows up, could Pat Cipollone interrogate him in the House anyway?

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