Believe Bolton? You cannot be serious
'Bolton might well be breaking the law by publishing this book without proper ization': Opposing view
In any sane world, being slandered by the likes of John Bolton would be a badge of honor.
Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the same liberal journalists who spent decades building Bolton up as the very personification of evil are now eager to take even his most absurd claims at face value so they can be used to attack President Donald Trump.
The fact is that Bolton never resigned in protest over any policy disagreement between himself and Trump. Bolton served for a little over a year in the Trump administration before he got fired for doing the same thing he’s done throughout his entire career: trying to start useless and costly wars.
After playing an integral role in the George W. Bush administration’s foolish war mongering, Bolton was deeply fortunate (but apparently not grateful) that Trump took pity on him and gave him a second chance.
Having blown that opportunity for redemption, all that lies ahead for Bolton is profiteering off of his access to privileged information and publicly airing his resentments for a partisan audience.
Bolton might well be breaking the law by publishing this book without proper ization. He’s already facing a Justice Department lawsuit to compel him to complete the normal review process.
Bolton took one of the most senior jobs in the national security apparatus of the United States and instead of treating that honor with respect, he is choosing to debase his prior position with this work of gossip.
Bolton better hope that he sells a lot of books: He is sure to need the money for lawyers’ fees.
Under normal circumstances, trumped-up accusations like the ones Bolton is making would be dismissed out of hand as politically motivated hyperbole (at best) of a disgruntled, fired former employee.
But these are not normal times. This is #resistance time. Hence, Bolton’s fanciful tales are given credence because they play into the hands of Trump’s enemies.
Anyone taking Bolton seriously cannot be serious themselves.
Boris Epshteyn, the strategic adviser for coalitions on the Trump 2020 campaign, served in the White House as special assistant to the president and assistant communications director for surrogate operations.
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