John Bolton on Conflict Zone
31 March 2023 | 3:12 pm
Trump's former national security advisor, John Bolton, to Conflict Zone: I don't think he knew what he was doing.
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24 Mar 2018
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy undergoing formal investigation for illegal campaign financing. We also turn to EU summit where the block looked torn between superpowers; Former George W. Bush's UN ambassador John Bolton return as the new Donald Trump's National Security Advisor; Mark Zuckerberg reaction to Cambridge Analytica's massive data breach.
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The US president said he "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions." Bolton, a hawkish neoconservative best known for his "Axis of Evil" views, was a key figure in the US administrations of both Bushes and Reagan.
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If called to testify in the Senate, Bolton would be the highest-ranking White House official to appear in impeachment proceedings. Democrats have urged for him to testify, but Republicans oppose calling new witnesses.
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The memoir by ex-national security adviser John Bolton portrays the president as corrupt and incompetent. The Trump administration had sought to stop its release, saying the book could spill classified information.
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In his book "The Room Where It Happened", which the Trump administration tried to block from publication, John Bolton paints an uncompromising picture of the current occupant of the White House. As Donald Trump's national security adviser for 17 months, Bolton was a first-hand witness to the decisions of the US president, whom he accuses of offering "personal favours to dictators he liked".
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Former Trump adviser John Bolton has criticized the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was based on a "flat-out lie." He also slammed the outgoing president for failing to bring down the Iranian regime.
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